Laibach is participating in an exhibition, titled … Was ist Kunst? … Resuming Fragmented Histories, coproduced by Steirischer herbst & Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien. The exhibition “… Was ist Kunst? … Resuming Fragmented Histories” pursues the question that artist Raša Todosijević relentlessly posed in his series of performances from the late 1970s: “Was ist Kunst?” (What is Art). After almost forty years of repetition to the point of exhaustion, the eternal question remains unanswered, even while it has consistently made the case for artists Read more…
We are proud to announce Laibach’s first ever concert in the People’s Republic of China, more precise in Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China – the city of Hong Kong. Concert will be held on March 22nd, 2014, at The Vine Center, 29 Burrows St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Read more…
Laibach was invited to collaborate at the Biennial of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground, taking place in Konjic, a small Bosnian town, in a Atomic shelter named ARK, which Yugoslav army built between 1953 and 1979. This shelter occupies a space of 6.500m2 and consists of 12 connected blocks. It resembles a complicated labyrinth, with residential areas, conference rooms, offices, strategic planning rooms, and other functional areas. The construction and existence of this bunker was kept secret until the 1990s, when ARK was finally revealed. ARK was built as a military bunker by the former Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) to function as the Main Read more…
Laibach was invited to participate at the group exhibition Materiality, open on Friday the 19th of April 2013, at 19:00 in KIBLA Portal, Valvasorjeva 40 (2nd storey), Maribor, Slovenia.
The Materiality exhibition features fifty one artists; the majority of the participating artists are from Slovenia, accompanied by international guest artists, invited on the basis of the selection of artworks connected to the theme of the exhibition. Laibach is participating with INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE STATE MACHINE installation.
The exhibition will be open until 15 September 2013, from Tuesdays to Saturdays between 11:00 and 19:00. Admission free.
Read more here.
See a short clip / visual report from the KOHLE IST BROT underground show in the Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia, in Velenje, October 19th, 2012.
Click here to see the video clip.
Laibach soap, presented in the clip, was part of the LAIBACH KUNST GLÜCK AUF installation in the museum and can be obtained as a souvenir on Laibach WTC (http://wtc.laibach.org/schwitz-aus/) Read more…
Laibach is included in the ambitious exhibition, titled: YUGOSLAVIA : FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END, held the Museum of Yugoslav History / Museum May 25 in Belgrade, located next to Tito’s Mausoleum.
Exhibition, which was already opened on 1st December and will run till March 3rd 2013, will form the basis of future permanent exhibition of this institution. The current exhibition will run for three months, with an open invitation for dialogue, and after the reaction of academic and professional public, will result with the permanent exhibition on the history of Yugoslavia. Laibach is presented as one of the phenomenon within the cultural sphere, foreseeing (and foretelling) the end of the country. Read more…
Laibach is contributing music for Die Macht der Finsternis (The Power of Darkness) by Leo Tolstoi, the new theatre production in Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, directed by Sebastian Baumgarten. Premiere is on 24th November, 2012, at 19.30h. (Photo by Philip Bussmann)
Due to overwhelming interest, announcing a third Laibach concert in the underground of the Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia
On Friday, 19 October 2012, deep in the trenches of the Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia in Velenje, in addition to the already announced Laibach concerts at 18:30 and 20:30, a third concert has been added, starting at 22:30. The first two shows of the event Kohle ist Brot – Industrial Suite, which – for the first time in its history – Laibach will perform almost 200 metres below the surface of the Earth, sold out in just days. Read more…
KOHLE IST BROT – INDUSTRIAL SUITE 200 m beneath the surface of the Earth!
On 19 October 2012 Laibach will hold two special concerts (at 18:30h and 20:30h) in the Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia in Velenje. For the first time in its history, the band will perform nearly 200 m underground. At this unique event, titled Kohle ist Brot (Coal is Bread) Laibach will play a selection of their industrial songs from the early ’80s. Read more…
Laibach sold out also the show at historic and beautiful Centraltheater in Leipzig on September 21st.
Laibach sold out the show in a fantastic ex power station Berghain in Berlin, on September 19th. This was already 2nd Laibach’s concert in German capital this year.
Laibach is currently touring in Europe with 14 dates, presenting the We Come in Peace show, featuring songs from Laibach Revisited project, Iron Sky soundtrack, and recently released ‘Reproduction Prohibited’ album. This is one of the last opportunities this year to see the band live on stage.
Click here to see all tour dates and tickets links.
After performing in London’s Tate Modern earlier in April Laibach did a special performance in Copenhagen’s spectacular National Gallery of Denmark, on September the 15th. A sold out event included Artist talk, Iron Sky film projection and Laibach’s concert. Laibach performed in the venue where the artist Danh Vos is exhibiting exact 1:1 replica of the Statue of Liberty’s sculpture, decomposed in hundreds of individual pieces.
See rare performance of 300 000 VK in Channel Zero, Metelkova mesto, Ljubljana on September 6th at 22h.
September, Thursday 6th 2012, at 18:00 – November, Sunday 18th 2012
Laibach Kunst installation in Velenje Coal Mining Museum, Koroška cesta – Old Pit (Stari jašek) Velenje
As a part of the Maribor 2012: European Capital of Culture events Laibach will present a site-specific installations and interventions in three historic spaces of the Velenje Coal Mining Museum.
The Laibach Tate Modern recording, “Monumental Retro-Avant-Garde” released by Mute and Abbey Road Live Here Now is out – a Limited Edition 2 CD release comprised of 22 songs, packaged beautifully.
Order a copy here.
Laibach is playing a short concert in Križanke, Ljubljana (SI) on September 21st 2011 at the “The Bob Dylan project – become a volunteer!”. This is an event, organized by the American Embassy in Slovenia, to commemorate Bob Dylan’s 70th Anniversary. Several artists, based in Slovenia, among them Vlado Kreslin, Katalena, Zoran Predin & the Gibsy Swing Band, Peter Lovšin & Španski Borci, Chris Eckman & the Frictions, etc. are going to present their cover songs of Bob Dylan.
Free entrance tickets are available! You can obtain a free ticket by sending an email to:ljuDylanProject@state.gov or at the entrance of the venue on the day of the show.
Laibach has confirmed that it will play a show in the fabulous Roman Arena in Pula, Croatia, on August 18th, 2011. The performance will be part of a summer festival; Laibach will play together with Guano Apes and Apocalyptica.
Read about the Arena Pula history.
On 12 May 2011, Laibach played a special (sold-out) “installation performance” of Die Kunst der Fuge at MACBA – Barcelona’s celebrated Museum of Contemporary Art. The event took place alongside the opening of a large retrospective exhibition of Eastern European arts entitled Museum of Parallel Narratives (1956-1986). In the framework of l’Internationale, which was curated by Zdenka Badovinac and organised and produced by Ljubljana’s Museum of Modern Art (Moderna galerija) in cooperation with Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA); the Július Koller Society (SJK), Bratislava; the Van Abbemuseum (VAM), Eindhoven; and Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst (M HKA), Antwerp.
On 30 May in front of MGLC in Tivoli Park, where the GESAMTKUNST LAIBACH – Fundamentals 1980 – 1990 is being held, the original Laibach act from 1981-82 (Eber, Saliger, Dachauer in Keller) reconstructed a concert programme from the beginning of the 80s. Read more…
Check out the one-off Laibach show in Moscow (RUS) on 19th May 2010 at Club B-1 Maximum.
The St. Petersburg concert planned for 18th May 2010 was cancelled due to technical reasons and postponed until Autumn 2010.
GESAMTKUNST LAIBACH, Fundamentals 1980–1990
Guided tour on Sunday, 9 May at 12 a.m. by Alexei Monroe.
Alexei Monroe holds a PhD in Communication and Image Studies from the University of Kent. He writes on the aesthetics and politics of electronic music and wider issues of cultural theory. He is the author of Pluralni monolit: Laibach in NSK (Maska 2003) and Interrogation Machine (MIT Press 2005). Read more…
We cordially invite you to attend the opening of the exhibition GESAMTKUNST LAIBACH – fundamentals 1980 – 1990.
The opening of the exhibition is on Thursday, 15th April 2010 at 8. P.m. at the International Centre of Graphical Art (MGLC – castle Tivoli, Ljubljana).
Official after party: Zeleni Zajec (Green Rabbit’s) bar, Rožna ulica 3, Ljubljana (old part of the city).
5th. to 20.th DECEMBER 2009
Laibach and Juno Reactor will join forces also on the December EU double headline tour.
The premiere show of the tour already happened on the occasion of the long-awaited opening of Kino Šiška, a new concert venue in Ljubljana (Slovenia), on 18.9.2009.
Especially for this occasion Laibach created new versions of some of their older tracks from the first half of 1980’s.
Laibach will be performing in their home town of Trbovlje as a guest of the SPECULUM ARTIUM 09 inter-media art festival.
The open air (ticket free) concert will be held on May 15th 2009 in front of the Delavski Dom (Workers Hall), Trbovlje, at 20.30.
We would like to announce the project VOLKSWAGNER Suite – a collaborative interpretation of Wagner’s music by Laibach, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, and Izidor Leitinger, conductor. Read more about this event.
18th April 2009, Gallus Hall in Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana
Laibach is announcing a tour of 12 Laibachkunstderfuge shows in different EU countries in February 2009.
Concerts in USA and Mexico have been announced for following dates:
22.09. – Seattle (USA)
23.09. – Portland (USA)
25.09. – San Francisco (USA)
26.09. – Hollywood (USA)
28.09. – Tijuana B.C. (MEX)
30.09. – New York (USA)
On July 25th Laibach performed at the folk music festival Europeade 2008 at Les Caves du Manoir in Martigny (CH).
On May 31st Laibach performed on musical event A Night in Slovenia at Town Hall in New York (USA), organised by National Geographic Traveler and Slovenia Tourism Organisation.
Volk premiere concerts has been cancelled due to illness in ensemble and will be organised later in springtime. NSK Citizens and friends were invited to attend a traditional Laibach welcome party at the Kum mountain near Trbovlje on 27th October at 20:00.
In collaboration with Capsule and Cold Spring Records, I.C.R.N. – Industrialised Culture Research Network presented Return of the Repressive at Custard Factory in Birmingham (UK) from September 1st till September 3rd 2006.
September 1st – opening of the LAIBACH KUNST inhibition “Instrumentality of the State Machine” with a live premiere of the “Laibach Concerto for Magnetophone, Gramophone, Radiophone and Megaphone” Read more…
Konzert für das Kreuzschach und vier Schachspieler
On June 1st 2006 the world premiere of Laibach’s interpretation of Bach’s Kunst der Fuge was held in Leipzig at Werk II.
A 90 min surround sound performance, titled as “Konzert fuer das Kreuzschach und vier Schachspieler”, was dedicated to Bach, Schoenberg, Kraftwerk, Capt. George Hope Verney, Fisher and Spaski.