Time for a New State? – NSK seminar and Folk art exhibition at the Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of History, Politics and Philosophy (Politics section) present a seminar on the aesthetic and political issues around NSK, accompanied by an exhibition of NSK Folk Art.
14th November 2012
15:00 – 17:00
– Seminar in Lecture Theatre 5
– Folk Art Exhibition in Geoffrey Manton atrium
Neue Slowenische Kunst (a German phrase meaning “New Slovenian Art”), a.k.a. NSK, is a political art collective, which came into being in Yugoslavia in
1983. This seminar will consider the NSK State in Time, focusing especially on political and artistic issues.
Alexei Monroe – author of Interrogation Machine: Laibach and NSK
Paper Title: “NSK Folk Art; Art, the State and Improbability“.
Stevphen Shukaitis (University of Essex) – author of Imaginal Machines
Paper Title: “Temporary Hegemonic Zones“.
Ian Parker (MMU) – author of Slavoj Zizek, a Critical Introduction
Paper Title: “I see a red door and I want it painted black“.
Michael Goddard (University of Salford) editor of Mark E Smith and the Fall: Art, Music and Politics
Paper Title: “You will see darkness: Laibach TV and Audiovisuals from the Bravo TV Interview to Iron Sky“.
Please arrive between 2pm and 3pm to view art and receive passport authentication or temporary papers.
This event is free, open to all and does not require pre-registration. For further information email Mike Tyldesley: M.Tyldesley@mmu.ac.uk
The seminar will be followed by an evening club night “Vade Retro” with free entry for holders of authenticated papers.
As part of
the NSK Wunderkammer at
Marcus Campbell Art Books, comes a talk by Alexei Monroe on Laibach, introducing their work and early beginnings:
“Twenty years to the day after the London date of the Kapital tour, Alexei Monroe will discuss Laibach’s most complex album and this memorable London performance.”
Alexei Monroe is the author of MIT publication: Interrogation Machine: Laibach and NSK. The book will be on sale at the shop, alongside other NSK and Laibach records, posters and ephemera from the NSK display.
Monday, 14 May 2012 at Marcus Campbell Art Bookshop by Tate Modern, at 1900.
This event is free but space is limited. To reserve a place RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
IRWIN: State in Time, London, 2012
in collaboration with Calvert 22 and Tate Modern
Billboard location: Elephant & Castle
Calvert 22 is delighted to welcome the most influential art movement to emerge from the Balkan region in the latter half of the 20th Century – Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK).
TIME FOR A NEW STATE is part of a London wide presentation in cooperation with Tate, who will be hosting a Symposium (14 April), and which will also comprise of a music performance at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall (14 April), an exhibition of archival material at Chelsea Space (Chelsea
College of Art) and a seminar at UCL.
Laibach / IRWIN / New Collectivism / Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre
March 20th – April 21st, 2012
Private View: Tuesday 20th March 6 – 8.30pm
CHELSEA space proudly presents Neue Slowenische Kunst 1984-1992, a timely show dedicated to the radical Slovenian art collective Neue Slowenische Kunst (New Slovenian Art), focussing on the archives of Laibach, IRWIN, New Collectivism and Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre, in Ljubljana and the David Gothard archive in London. The exhibition traces the impact of their work and the important role London played in the collective’s activities.