THERE IS NO NEWS LIKE BAD NEWS – EXCEPT WHEN IT’S LAIBACH NEWS!
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…