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…
Laibach is participating in an exhibition, titled BLACK SQUARE – 100 YEARS, organised by Australian Experimental Art Foundation. The exhibition brings together a group of artists who respond to Malevich’s Black Square painting 100 years after its first appearance as an image, concept and benchmark in the history of 20th Century Western art.
Dates: 14 June to 13 July, opening 13 June. Exhibition is held in a Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace (West End), Adelaide BC, South Australia 5000, Australia.
Laibach is contributing with the work from 1981, titled Gefunden/Sower.
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…
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…
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.
Laibach is announcing special retrospective concert performance in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, London, on April 14th, at 22:00h. The group will partly reconstruct also the historic performance at the Music Biennial Zagreb 83′ and Occupied Europe Tour 83′ sound. Tickets for the show are available here.
Laibach’s performance will be part of the larger event in London, dedicated to the historic collective movement Neue Slowenische Kunst (1984 – 1992) and presenting NSK State Folk Art. More on the event find here. Read more…
Laibach participates at a group exhibition, titled AT HOW MANY LUX…? in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, conducted in the framework of GLOW – festival, 05/11 – 17/12/2011, Bleekstraat 23 & Bleekweg, with installation XY-Unsolved.
For more info click-here.
Laibach contributes to a group exhibition Raumschiff Jugoslawien – Die Aufhebung der Zeit (Spaceship Yugoslavia –The Suspension of Time)
24.September – 30. Oktober, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin
For more info click here – Raumschiff-Jugoslawien.
Friday, May 6, 2011, at 8 p.m.
After 28 years group Laibach returns to the PM Gallery in Zagreb, at which, because of political pressures, their 1983 exhibition was interrupted and closed after only three days of viewing. Read more…
UGM l Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6
24 February -17 April 2011
Laibach and Umetnostna Galerija Maribor (UGM) are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Ausstellung Laibach Kunst – Perspectives 2011 on February 24th, 2011.
Laibach are returning to the exhibition space. The exhibition comprises twelve rooms presenting key stages of Laibach’s work from the first decade of their career in the 1980s up to the present. The works on display include multi-media installations, oil paintings, photographs, graphic works, and film. The majority of works were not contained in last year’s exhibitions at MGCL Ljubljana and Delavski Dom Trbovlje. A new installation created especially for this exhibition, titled Artist Perspective, will be on view. This is the biggest Laibach Kunst exhibition in Slovenia to date. Read more…
The Palac Sztuki museum of modern art in Łodz has finally released the catalogue of the Laibach exhibition held in the museum from May 26th until the end of August 2009. The full colour catalogueAUSSTELLUNG LAIBACH KUNST REKAPITULACJA / RECAPITULATION 2009 includes selected Laibach visual works from the end of 1970 until today, and separately presents works and installations from the Łodz exhibition. The catalogue also includes the most important manifestos and other Laibach texts, as well as rare photos and documents from the exhibition opening. The catalogue presents nine essays discussing Laibach, authored by Wiktor Skok, Taras Kermauner, Lev Kreft, Slavoj Žižek, Aleš Erjavec, Alexei Monroe, and Eda Čufer. All texts are published in both Polish and English. The catalogue is now available at the Laibach WTC shop. Read more…
After 30 years the group Laibach returns to Delavski Dom Trbovlje, where it will carry out a multimedia action, originally banned by local authorities in 1980.
On the 27th of September 1980 the group Laibach, formed that year in Trbovlje, prepared it’s ‘coming out’ under the patronage of Ljubljana’s ŠKUC Gallery. This was its first proper live performance, and first public happening in the form a multimedia action, an event that would represent an ‘alternative to the (official, centralistic) Slovenian culture’ and would shock and awaken the Red District Read more…
A press conference about Laibach’s 30th anniversary event in Trbovlje will take place at 11.00 on 09.09.2010 at the ŠKUC Gallery, Stari trg 21, Ljubljana. The press conference will include members of Laibach, the director of Delavski Dom Trbovlje, and a representative of the ŠKUC Gallery. Read more…
For its 30th Anniversary, Laibach is announcing three large-scale introspective exhibitions in 2010, in Ljubljana, Zagreb, and Trbovlje. Each of these exhibitions will present different aspect of Laibach’s visual and multimedia art. The Trbovlje exhibition will open in the Delavski Dom on September 26th, 30 years after the very first (forbidden) Laibach appearance at the same place in Laibach’s home town. The Zagreb exhibition at the HDLU is scheduled for November, and the Ljubljana exhibition at the MGLC (International Centre of Graphic Arts), Tivoli Castle in Park Tivoli, will open on April 15th 2010. Read more…
Laibach is participating at SCHWARZGOLD exhibition in the Shloss Beesenstedt near Halle an der Saale which starts on July 17th, 2010 and is opened till 1st of August 2010. Exhibition is currated by Claudia Richter and Joanna Zawodzinska.
Sunday, 30 May, 12.00: Laibach
Sunday, 6 June, 12.00: Darij Zadnikar, philosopher
Sunday 30 May, 21.00: Laibach are preparing a surprise sound & music soirée at the MGLC plateau with very special guests.
The exhibition is on view until 6th June 2010, from Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read more…
With their video work XY Unsolved (1983, video interview, 12’56”) Laibach will participate in the exhibition “Promises of the Past”, between 26.5.-16.6.2010, at “Centre Pompidou”, Paris, France. Laibach’s work will be included in one of the five programs, together with films and videos that treat the subject of engaged artistic positions and subversive practices from the artists Irwin, Anonymous Artist, Milan Knizak, Zelimir Zilnik, and Endre Tot. The films will be presented as a projection on a screen of 4x3m in the auditorium, within the ambiental installation conceived by Tobias Putrih.
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).
We are delighted to announce the opening of a large-scale Laibach exhibition in Muzeum Sztuki in Łodz (Poland), on May 26th 2009.
In 10 exhibition rooms Laibach will present the 10 Items of Covenant, 10 statements, 10 different installations. The exhibition will be a return to the group’s beginnings in 1980 and span different time periods.
Laibach created some significant exhibitions between 1980 – 1985 and subsequently stepped out of the galleries, exhibiting only sporadically at different occasions, so this will be a great opportunity to draw a line and examine the other, less known, side of Laibach. Read more…
Laibach Installation ‘Monumental Retroavantgarde / Monumentalna Retroavantgarda’ was on view at Kunsthaus Erfurt in Germany as part of the international show Kaufhaus des Ostens – KaDeOs.
Installation consists of TV interview XY – Unsolved from 1983, Laibach Einkauf (documentary by Sašo Podgoršek) and mixed media painting Monumentalna Retroavantgarda. On view from April 28th till June 16th 2007.
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…