Tag: Neue Slowenische Kunst
The opening of the exhibition NSK FROM KAPITAL TO CAPITAL took place on Monday, 11 May 2015 at the Moderna galerija in Ljubljana.
The retrospective exhibition NSK FROM KAPITAL TO CAPITAL is opening on Monday, 11 May 2015 at 8pm at the Moderna galerija in Ljubljana. The inaugural speech will be given by the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. Press conference and preview: 11 May, 11 a.m
Revision of the iconic NSK logo by Zbigniew Boguslawski (Bogusart)
Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK)
From Kapital to Capital
12 May–17 August 2015
Press preview: Monday, 11 May, 8pm
Opening: Tuesday, 12 May, 8pm
Moderna galerija / MG+MSUM
Curator: Zdenka Badovinac
In 1984, three groups—the multimedia group Laibach (established 1980), the visual arts group Irwin (1983), and the theatre group Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre (SNST) (1983–87)—founded the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) art collective. That same year, the three groups founded a fourth group, the design department New Collectivism. Later NSK established other subdivisions: the Department of Pure and Applied Philosophy, Retrovision, Film, and Builders.
From Kapital to Capital is the first major exhibition of NSK, the art collective that loudly and clearly proclaimed the emperor naked back in the 1980s, when everybody still—or merely—pretended to believe in the socialist self-management of the slowly disintegrating Yugoslavia. In 1982, Laibach produced a poster titled Death of Ideology; it included pictures of Marx, Engels, and Lenin. It was clear even back then that the only one profiting from Marx’s critique of capitalism was capital, which had already started “saving” the bankrupt socialist economies through the IMF.
In 1990, the Noordung Cosmokinetic Cabinet (the successor of the Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre and the Red Pilot) staged a production titled Kapital; in 1991, Irwin published a book and staged an exhibition titled Kapital; in 1992, Laibach released an album titled Kapital. In this way, NSK reiterated what it had performed in the early 1980s: the end of ideology and the beginning of total capitalism.
30 years after the creation Neue Slowenische Kunst, join us for an evening exploring the aesthetic universe and the state created by these challenging Slovene artists. This special evening will take place in London’s historic Horse Hospital, site of the first NSK Rendez-Vous London and the London launch of the NSK Congress book State of Emergence.
The exhibition “NSK: Past – Present – Future” marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of NSK by depicting the development of the Slovenian artist collective “Neue Slowenische Kunst” from its birth within the context of Yugoslavian alternative culture in the 80s through the founding of the NSK State in Time in 1991, and offers a glimpse into the future.