STATEMENTS

 

I.

ART AND TOTALITARIANISM ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.
TOTALITARIAN REGIMES ABOLISH THE ILLUSION OF REVOLUTIONARY
INDIVIDUAL ARTISTIC FREEDOM.

LAIBACH KUNST IS THE PRINCIPLE OF CONSCIOUS REJECTION OF
PERSONAL TASTES, JUDGMENTS, CONVICTIONS (…);
FREE DEPERSONALIZATION, VOLUNTARY ACCEPTANCE OF THE ROLE OF
IDEOLOGY, DEMASKING AND RECAPITULATION OF
THE REGIME “ART”…

II.

HE, WHO HAS MATERIAL POWER, HAS SPIRITUAL POWER.

III.

ALL ART IS SUBJECT TO POLITICAL MANIPULATION, EXCEPT FOR THAT WHICH SPEAKS THE LANGUAGE OF THIS SAME MANIPULATION.

IV.

WE REJECT INDIVIDUALITY AND PERSONAL TASTE AS ABSURD IN JUDGING A WORK OF ART.

V.

ORIGINALITY IS AN ILLUSION OF FICTITIOUS REVOLUTIONARIES.
THERE IS NOTHING NEW EXCEPT WHAT HAS BEEN FORGOTTEN.

VI. 

WE PROCLAIM THAT COPIES HAVE NEVER EXISTED AND WE RECOMMEND PAINTING FROM PICTURES PAINTED BEFORE OUR TIMES. WE CLAIM THAT ART CANNOT BE JUDGED FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF TIME. WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE USEFULNESS OF ALL STYLES FOR THE EXPRESSION OF OUR ART, THOSE OF THE PAST AS WELL AS THE PRESENT.