In conjunction with the historical re-enactment of the performance We Forge The Future, by the industrial rock band Laibach — a member of the Slovenian collective NSK (Neue Slowenische Kunst) — in the Museo Reina Sofía, one of the band’s members, Ivan Novak, will lead a guided tour of the exhibition NSK from Kapital to Capital. Neue Slowenische Kunst. An Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia.
Laibach is an industrial rock band which formed on 1 June 1980 in Trbovlje. Similar to other NSK component groups, the collective exercises a multidisciplinary artistic practice, setting out from the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, the total work of art, which spans different mediums and formats: collages, photographs, posters, paintings, video, installations, concerts and performance.
The band are no strangers to controversy and ambiguity, and from the outset they have stirred different reactions among the authorities and the public alike, for instance their name, which is in reference to the German term for Ljubljana used during the years of German occupation. Moreover, their militant style, propaganda manifestos and totalitarian declarations have sparked widespread debate about their real artistic and political stance.
This activity is organized by Museo Reina Sofía within the framework of the projecten el marco del proyecto The Uses of Art of L’Internationale.