NSK from Kapital to Capital


NSK from Kapital to Capital
Neue Slowenische Kunst - an Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia

Edited by Zdenka Badovinac, Eda Čufer and Anthony Gardner

A lavish hardcover book, published to accompany an eponymous exhibition at the Moderna galerija/ The Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana, Slovenia, curated by Zdenka Badovinac, from 11 May to 16 August 2015.
The book features the work of the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) art collective throughout the decade of the 1980s. Beginning with the early work of Laibach and the founding of NSK, the book focuses on telling the story from different perspectives. Combining primary documents, period artifacts and contextual information, it provides unprecedented insight into the distribution and reception of NSK during the decade of social unrest that led to the last revolutions of the 20th century. Expanding and deepening the scholarship of art and culture of the time, the editors commissioned several new texts which contextualize the primary documents and texts by early critics and commentators. The book will be co-published and distributed by MIT Press.

Chapter I. Initiation: Rethinking Ideology

Eda Čufer, Goran Đorđević, Marina Gržinić, Dušan Mandič, Slavoj Žižek, Mladen Dolar, Taras Kermauner, Tone Peršak
Chapter II. Formative Stage: From Neue Slowenische Kunst (1984) to NSK State in Time (1992)
Eda Čufer, Marina Gržinić, Željko Kipke, Rastko Močnik, Dimitrij Rupel, Jaša Zlobec, Lev Kreft, Slavoj Žižek, Tomaž Mastnak, Mladen Dolar, Chrissie Iles, Boris Groys, Stojan Pelko
Chapter III. Codification: Selected Critical Essays on NSK During Its First Decade
Eda Čufer, Marina Gržinić, Slavoj Žižek, Lilijana Stepančič, Inke Arns, Alexei Monroe, Sylvia Sasse
Chapter IV. Historicization: Art Historical and Intercultural Contextualization
Eda Čufer, Rastko Močnik, Jela Krečič, Catherine Wood, Igor Vidmar, Daniel Ricardo Quiles, Tomaž Mastnak, Anthony Gardner, Gediminas Gasparavičius, Barbara Borčić, Alexei Yurchak, Dejan Kršić, Katja Praznik, Stevphen Shukaitis
Chapter V. Primary documents reprinted
Laibach, Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre, IRWIN, NK, Peter Mlakar, Film, Retrovision, Builders, NSK State in Time

The exhibition is part of the five-year programme The Uses of Art - The Legacy of 1848 and 1989, organised by L'Internationale. It is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, European Union Culture Programme and Fundation for Arts Initiatives. The publication is supported by Kontakt / The Art Collection of Erste Group and ERSTE Foundation.

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