This Saturday, 29 August 2015 Laibach will perform at the ENTREMURALHAS music festival at Castelo de Leiria, the city of Leiria in Portugal.
THERE IS NO NEWS LIKE BAD NEWS – EXCEPT WHEN IT’S LAIBACH NEWS!
Laibach have completed their Liberation Day Tour – two dates in Pyongyang, North Korea – and become the first band of their kind to perform in the reclusive garrison state as well known for its military marches, mass gymnastics and hymns to the Great Leader, as for its defiant resistance to Western popular culture. Read more…
Note that Laibach North Korea concert, set for tomorrow – August 19, 2015 will be held at a different location. The new location is Ponghwa Theatre in Pyongyang, a bigger venue with capacity for 1500 people.
Dear friends, frontrunners and followers,
Since announcing our upcoming North Korea tour, we have been receiving a steady stream of requests from fans and media alike, understandably eager to experience this historical event with us live there and then.
The concerts will take place in the Main Hall of the Kim Won Gyun Music Conservatory in the capital Pyongyang on August 19 and 20, seating up to 1000 per show.
Laibach is going to North Korea! In August 2015, Laibach will perform in the secretive Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The concerts are currently scheduled for the 19th and 20th of August in Pyongyang. Laibach’s Liberation Day Tour will coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Korean peninsula’s liberation from Japanese colonization and subsequent division into two enemy states. The concerts will also be subject of a documentary film scheduled for premiere in 2016.
On July 4th Laibach is celebrating its 35th Anniversary with a very special event in their hometown of Trbovlje, Slovenia, consisting of two concerts, an installation and a party gathering on Mount Kum. An installation and concerts will happen in Delavski Dom Trbovlje. Laibach will reveal part of the program specially created for North Korea.
On July 11 Laibach will perform an open-air rooftop concert at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, within the context of its thematic exhibition on Bauhaus. Reserve your tickets here: https://www.entrio.hr/event/laibach-ljeto-u-msu-2526.
The Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana is currently presenting an extensive exhibition on Laibach and Neue Slowenische Kunst 1980 – 1992, open until August 17th. The original 1980s Laibach members will perform a Musical Nocturne industrial sound improvisation on the terrace of the Museum on Saturday, June 20th at 10:00 PM. Ivan Novak and Dejan Knez will also give a guided tour of the exhibition on July 3rd, 12:00 noon. Check the complete exhibition program here: http://nsk.mg-lj.si/.
Don’t miss the most complex exhibition on Neue Slowensiche Kunkst (NSK) movement (1984 – 1992) so far. Laibach was important part of it.
Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, 11 May – 16 August 2015 http://nsk.mg-lj.si
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A CHICKEN IN EVERY POT AND LAIBACH IN EVERY CITY – that’s how it goes, and it does not concern just North Americans…
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The official Laibach app is now available on iTunes and GooglePlay. Everything you’ve ever wanted to access about Laibach is now ready for your pocket and your mobile device.
The premiere of “The Dark Ages” will happen at the Marstall, Munich, April 11th at 19.00.
Laibach concert will happen at the Residenztheater, Munich, April 11th at 21.30.
Laibach will perform at the ENTREMURALHAS music festival, Castelo de Leiria, the city of Leiria in Portugal (27-29 August 2015).
THE EUROPEAN TOUR STARTS TONIGHT, Friday 13, 2015!
For complete list of the Laibach tour dates click here:
Listen to Marcel Dettmann’s remix of the Laibach Eurovision song here:
Cold Spring released the semi-official, legendary 1000 only vinyl from 1985 (Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien), now a highly sought-after collectors piece. Cold Spring released the CD version (2003, repressed 2006) and are now releasing this gem on a stunning picture disc with new artwork, based on the traditional German ehrenscheibe style.
Laibach is participating in an exhibition ‘Grammar of Freedom, Five Lessons’ at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, curated by Zdenka Badovinac, Snejana Krasteva and Bojana Piškur. Exhibition will last between February 6th and April 19th 2015.
More info: http://www.mg-lj.si/node/1398
Please note the change of venue for the Laibach NYC date (13 May 2015). The new venue is now Gramercy Theatre.
The Laibach show with Ministry will happen on 12 May 2015 in Philadelphia at the Theatre Of The Living.
Full list of Laibach tour dates (more dates coming soon):
We are announcing the release of the new SPECTRE DIGITAL DELUXE ALBUM, set for 30 March 2015. The new version of the SPECTRE album will feature the original 2014 release plus bonus tracks and SPECTREMIX, a remix album (also available separately on the same date).
Confirmed tour dates in US and Canada:
11 May – Washington DC, Black Cat – US
12 May – Philadelphia PA, Theatre Of The Living – US
13 May – New York NY, Gramercy Theatre – US
16 May – Toronto ON, Danforth Music Hall – CA
20 May – Chicago IL, Abbey Pub – US
23 May – Denver, CO, Summit Music Hall – US
26 May – Seattle WA, El Corazon – US
27 May – Vancouver BC, Rickshaw Theatre – CA
28 May – Portland OR, Wonder Ballroom – US
30 May – San Francisco CA, The Fillmore – US
01 Jun – Los Angeles CA, The Roxy Theatre – US
More dates will follow.
Watch Laibach – No History video!
Video for No History was made by artist Vuk Jevremović, a big fan of Laibach. Vuk Jevremović was born 1959 in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), but spent his childhood in ex Jugoslavia. Following the family tradition, he studied Architecture at The Technical University Belgrade and graduated in 1984. Read more…
In November and December 2014 Laibach continued with the SPECTRE tour across Europe, including Slovenia. The band did shows in Novo mesto, Maribor, Nova Gorica, Ljubljana, Bologna, Bratislava, Nürnberg, Lyss, Wiesbaden, Krefeld, Augsburg, Salzburg, Lendava and Celje.
See dates archive: http://www.laibach.org/past-events/
Upcoming events: http://www.laibach.org/future-events/
New video, Bossanova, launched today. Video was filmed at the Laibach SPECTRE concert in famous Križanke venue in Ljubljana’s historic Crusader’s Monastery, on May 16th, 2014. Laibach performed in the same venue first time in 1982 on a legendary ’Novi Rock Festival’.
Directed by Tomislav Gangl
On 24th October Laibach will give a concert in Łódź, at Soundedit 2014 – The international festival of music producers and sound designers. Here three songs from the EP “1 VIII 1944. WARSZAWA” will be presented live for the very first time. EP is marking the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.
Laibach is participating in an exhibition Böse Clowns (Evil Clowns), opening on September 26th at HMKV at Dortmunder U, curated by Inke Arns and co-curated by Marie Lechner
Exhibition will last till March 8th, 2015.
Comprehensive information can be found at: http://bit.ly/1pC8xHq
Laibach is opening the Industrial Art Biennial (IAB) in a historic Istrian city of Labin, Croatia, September 19th, 2014 with a Red District exhibition. Industrial Art Biennial (IAB) is a new art festival project of Labin Art Express XXI (L.A.E. XXI), which would be held first as a pilot-project in 2014 in Labin, and from 2015 biennially in Labin as well as at some other industrial locations in Istria (Raša, Pula, Rovinj,…), while from 2019 it should take place also under the ground, in the former coal mine 160 m below ground level, where L.A.E. XXI is developing its fundamental project Underground City XXI whose construction is planned to start in 2016.
Laibach is performing a special concert in Sentrum Scene, at the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival on Saturday, September 13th, at the occasion of the Norwegian Constitution Bicentennial. Beside the material from their latest album Spectre Laibach will also interpret parts from Edvard Grieg’s unfinished opera ‘Olav Tryggvason’.
Sentrum Scene, Saturday 13. 09. 2014
A book “Geografia artystyczna Neue Slowenische Kunst. Wieloaspektowość i kolektywizm” (“The Artistic Geography of Neue Slowenische Kunst. Multifariousness and Collectivism”) was recently published by Joanna Szczepanik in collaboration with Katedra Wydawnictwo Naukowe and SWPS (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw). This is the first comprehensive study in Polish of the social and cultural phenomenon known as the artistic collective Neue Slowenische Kunst.
Polish National Centre for Culture released the brand new Laibach EP “, titled: 1 VIII 1944. Warszawa.
Laibach was invited by the NCC to create the special project CD, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising*.
The EP is available online at: http://www.nck.pl/artykuly/101826-1-viii-1944-warszawa-cd.html
Eurovision video was filmed in the industrial area of Trbovlje (Slovenia), the home town of Laibach and nearby the Kum mountain. Parts of the video were also shot during the last winter ice cataclysm, when half of Slovenia was in a deep freeze for two weeks.
Video was directed by Rátneek
New and updated French and German translations of Alexei Monroe’s book on Laibach and NSK have been published this March. Following 2003′s Slovene language Pluralni monolit (Maska) and 2005′s Interrogation Machine (MIT), new editions are now available from Le Camion Noir in France and Ventil Verlag in Germany. Books are also available on Laibach WTC.
These editions contain a new chronology, illustrations and extensive new material covering developments over the last decade. The cover designs for both editions are by Andreas Plöger.
Laibach seminar and concert will be held in Hong Kong, 21-22nd of March. Events are marking the culmination of THE NEW CULTURAL REVOLUTION, a series of events taking place in the special administrative region of People’s Republic of China.
LAIBACH SEMINAR, 21st March 2014, the City University of Hong Kong
LAIBACH CONCERT, 22nd March 2014, The Vine Centre, Hong Kong Tickets
SPECTRE tour 2014 has started.
See the list of official tour dates here:
Photo by Anka Simoncic
SPECTRE is Laibach’s first studio album in 8 years. With SPECTRE Laibach has once again ‘re-invented’ itself in a newly born, yet polished and solid, formation. And, as is now customary, the band calls into question all the rigid and cemented interpretations (and prejudices) about itself, about its music, intentions, philosophy and ideology. More: spectre.laibach.org
With the release of the album SPECTRE, we have decided to form an international Party in order to the create a possibility for an organised and synchronized international movement, helping to change the world wherever necessary and possible. You can read more on the Party and register your Party membership here:
The Whistleblowers music video was directed by Norwegian artist Morten Traavik. Video was shot in Riga (Latvia) using a LOMO soviet camera lens.
Morten: The lens creates both the unique texture of the images and the extreme widescreen format, much like a three-stripe national flag with the video as the middle stripe.
Informal meeting and seminar “Laibach – Frameworks and Short Circuits” will be held in MC Podlaga, Youth Center in Sežana, Slovenija
Date: Friday, 21 February 2014
Time: 19.00 – 20.00
We are proud to present THE NEW CULTURAL REVOLUTION, a series of events which will take place in the People’s Republic of China:
LAIBACH KUNST EXHIBITION, 17th January – 20th March 2014, CIA, Hong Kong
LAIBACH SEMINAR, 21st March 2014, the City University of Hong Kong
LAIBACH CONCERT, 22nd March 2014, The Vine Centre, Hong Kong
See & hear Laibach’s invitation to their upcoming shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Click here.
LAIBACH announce the release of a brand new four-track EP, S, available digitally from today. The EP features three tracks from their forthcoming album, SPECTRE, available as a free download for ONE WEEK ONLY. Go to http://spectre.laibach.org to download Eurovision, No History and Resistance is Futile. The new EP tracklisting also includes a live version of Serge Gainsbourg’s Love On The Beat which was recorded at the band’s Monumental Retro-Avant-Garde Tate Modern event in London. Read more…
Ivo Saliger will talk about the genesis, the context, the reactions, and the results of the television interview from 1983.
Place: Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Burgring 2, 8010 Graz, Austria
Date & Time: Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 pm
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…
See the Iron Sky Director’s Cut trailer. Iron Sky Director’s Cut is the original vision from the film director Timo Vuorensola. New double-LP vinyl soundtrack by Laibach to be released soon by Mute.
See the trailer – click here.
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 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.
For the last year’s WE COME IN PEACE TOUR Laibach recreated their song ‘Die Liebe’ from 1985. See the report from the tour – click here.
See very first ‘official’ Laibach video ‘We are Forging the Future!’ , filmed in Ljubljana’s legendary FV club in 1983, inspired by two of Laibach’s early posters from 1982 – ‘The Death of Ideology’ and ‘Ausstellung Laibach Kunst – PM’ from 1983.
This video, filmed by Richard Heslop, was consider lost and has been only recently ‘rediscovered’.
Tomaž Hostnik was born on November 8th 1961 in Medvode near Ljubljana. He joined Laibach as a member of the group in 1981, firstly as a gramophone manipulator and later as lead vocalist (already Laibach’s third). He was a co-author of the Laibach Manifesto – the 10 Items of the Coventant – and he accepted the position of an anonymous engineer of human souls and the principle of collective authorship. Of the four Laibachian pseudonyms (EBER-SALIGER-KELLER-DACHAUER) he received the name ‘Ivo Saliger’. He also wrote a poem Apologia Laibach, which has become recognized as another – poeticised – manifesto of the group. Tomaž also contributed important artworks to the first Laibach Kunst exhibitions in 1982. Read more…
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.
On Monday 3 September, Mute are releasing “An Introduction to Laibach / Reproduction Prohibited”.
The album is a collection of remastered reinterpretations including Final Countdown, Across The Universe, Life is Life (Leben Heisst Leben) plus new recordings, Warme Lederhaut (Warm Leatherette) and Ballad of A Thin Man. The collection of songs was compiled by Laibach, presented with new artwork and sleevenotes. This recording is part of an exciting series of compilations from Mute named “An Introduction to…”. 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 included in the John Peel online Record Archive project.
Read more about this project here:
Mute confirmed the release of An Introduction to… Laibach on the 3rd of September, a collection of re-interpretations compiled by the band.
The long awaited official video for the song Under the Iron Sky, taken from the soundtrack of the film is finally released.
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.
The Laibach show at Tate Modern in London is being recorded. Grab your copy of the CD at the merchandise stand on your way out.
Or order a copy of the CD here.
Laibach are performing a special concert at the gala premiere of Iron Sky in Tampere, 26th of March, Pakkahuone Hall.
Laibach show ‘Monumental Retro-avant-guarde’ at Tate Modern – Turbine Hall on April 14th is SOLD OUT!
The first four minutes of the Iron Sky movie is now published on Youtube. Watch the video.
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…
A spring and summer tour is starting in April 2012, featuring Laibach live, presenting and promoting the science fiction dark comedy, film „Iron Sky“. Laibach has composed the soundtrack for this film and will perform selected songs from it live in concert, along with other material including some preview songs from their two forthcoming albums and a set of classic Laibach songs spanning from the early 80’s to today.
Check the tour dates.
It is our pleasure to inform you that the Laibach WTC webshop has been relaunched at wtc.laibach.org
We have moved the WTC shop to a better and more user-friendly platform, but to do so we had to close it for a while. It is now online again, ready for the Einkauf!
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 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.
VOD84: LAIBACH “Gesamtkunstwerk – Dokument 81-86“ 5 LP-deluxe Box with DVD / Illustrated 36-page-Booklet / Metal-Badge / Poster / Postcards
This ultra-deluxe leather-bound box set comes in a cross-like holder for the five Vinyl discs and also includes a DVD with two outstanding live-performances from 1982 and 1984 plus a large poster,10 postcards, a metal enamel-badge as well as an extensive 36-page booklet illustrated with archive photos of Laibach’s hometown Trbovlje.
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.
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.
Laibach has contributed to a project, dedicated to American music icon Bob Dylan, who this year celebrates his 70th birthday. The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana is planning to showcase Dylan’s legacy with this project, and also to promote volunteerism among Slovenia’s youth. The Embassy is marking Dylan’s May 24th birthday by releasing a CD featuring many well-known Slovenian musicians, each covering a different Dylan song. Laibach did an interpretation of his “Ballad of a Thin Man”. For obtaining the free CD, write e-mail to: ljuDylanProject@state.gov
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.
The third teaser for the movie Iron Sky, titled “We Come in Peace!” has been released. Laibach is doing the music for this film.
The movie will be released on 4 April 2012!
As part of its third leg on its “Revisited” tour, Laibach performed on 14 May 2011 at the 2-day Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival in London’s cult-venue Roundhouse, where bands such as Pink Floyd, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix Experience and the renowned radical theatre group The Living Theatre gave historical performances in the 1960s. Laibach took the mainstage on the third and final day of the festival, following bands such as The Liars, The Residents and Erasure with guests Alison Moyet and Feargal Sharkey. Before and after Laibach, Andy Fletcher and Martin Gore from Depeche Mode played DJ sets on the same stage. At the end of their set, Laibach played a cover version of the legendary hit “Warm Leatherette”, which more than 30 years earlier marked the beginning of the label Mute Records, the host of the festival.
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…
At the coming LAIBACH REVISITED tour in May 2001 and in the light of their 30th Anniversary the group will present newly arranged versions of some of their older tracks from the first half of 1980′s, like notorious Država (The State), Brat moj (Brother of Mine), Mi kujemo bodočnost (We Are Forging The Future) Krvava gruda – plodna zemlja (Bloody Ground – Fertile Soil) as well as selection of the material from their later albums.
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 November issue of the German MONOPOL – MAGAZINE FÜR KUNST UND LEBEN presents a 12-page article on RED DISTRICTS – BLACK CROSS, Laibach’s 30th Anniversary event in Trbovlje (SLO) this past September, written by Daniel Völzke.
Laibach’s Opus Dei album on the list of “300 essential albums” in Metal Hammer
The may issue of the largest selling monthly heavy metal magazine published in the UK, Metal Hammerhttp://www.metalhammer.co.uk/magazine/, is presenting ’300 essential albums ‘You Must Hear Before You Die’ (‘the finest metal records ever forged’) and Laibach’s Opus Dei album is included in the selection.
In conversation: LAIBACH with Conor McGrady and Dario Šolman
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of Laibach in the mining town of Trbovlje, Slovenia, in what was then part of Yugoslavia. Best known as avant-garde musical provocateurs, Laibach began life as an artist’s collective, whose early multi-media work encompassed painting and printmaking alongside music, video, film, and performance. 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…
Overidentification and/or bust?
Text by Stevphen Shukaitis
In 1987, Laibach, the musical wing of the Slovenian art collective Neue Slowenische Kunst (New Slovenian Art, or NSK), released a reworked version of the Queen song ‘One Vision’. Whereas the original 1985 Queen song was inspired by the group’s participation in Live Aid Read more…
In the year 1945 the Nazis went to Moon, and in 2018 they are coming back. This is the premise of the sci-fi film Iron Sky, the upcoming movie project from the creators of the hugely popular internet hit Star Wreck. Laibach was asked to provide the soundtrack for the movie and has invited Ben Watkins (Juno Reactor) in collaboration on production of the score.
See the teaser of the movie: http://www.ironsky.net/
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.
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…
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.
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.
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 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.
Laibach is announcing a tour of 12 Laibachkunstderfuge shows in different EU countries in February 2009.
Be a sovereign consumer at the official Laibach web shop or become a citizen of the fist global state of the Universe, the State of NSK, by applying for NSK State passport online.
The first 100 customers who place orders totalling over 100 EUR (excluding the shipment cost) will receive a special limited edition Laibach gift. Read more…
MUTE‘s God is Electricity in Jerusalem
MUTE will present a collection of music videos as part of the 5th Conference of Complex Systems at the The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Givat Ram Campus, Wise Auditorium.
The motivation behind this event is to show the interconnections between art and music, science, ideology and spiritualism. Read more…
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)
DVD - Volk – Dead in Trbovlje (Mute/EMI) has been released on July 28th 2008.
DVD features footage from Volk concert in Trbovlje that took place on March 23rd 2007, music videos associated with Volk, selected film screens that are projected during the show, and a “tour medley” as bonus material.
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.
Laibach is announcing the release of a brand new album, titled LAIBACHKUNSTDERFUGE.
Album is the laibachian interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s work The Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge). The majority of the material has been created already in 2006 and premierly performed the same year on June the 1st at Bachfest festival in Leipzig.
Turkiye, directed by Sašo Podgoršek and released by Mute Records, is the latest promotional video taken from Volk album.
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.
The next in Laibach’s series of DVD releases, ‘Divided States Of America’ with bonus footage of Laibach Live In Paris, was released on 13th November 2006 by Mute.
This film is a unique document of the Laibach tour, set during the traumatic post-election atmosphere in the USA, a country deeply divided by two opposite political and cultural poles. The tour has been therefore named “The Divided States of America Tour”. Read more…
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.
LAIBACH announced a brand new album release VOLK released on Mute on 23rd October 2006.
VOLK’s preceding single, ANGLIA was released on Mute on 9th October 2006.
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.
Published in MIT’s “Short Circuits” series, the book is an updated English language version of the sold-out Slovene version of the book “Pluralni monolit – Laibach in NSK” (Maska in 2003), supplemented with additional material, colour illustrations and a foreword by series editor Slavoj Zizek. Read more…