NSK State Diplomacy
In 1991 Neue Slowenische Kunst declared autonomous statehood in the form of the NSK State, complete with the issuance of passports and the opening of embassies and consulates. This portfolio documents some of the artifacts and diplomatic devices designed by david K. as an NSK State citizen artist and diplomat. Works included are designs created for the NSK Electronic Embassy New York (eFlux 2013), the NSK Passport Office New York (MoMA 2012), First NSK State Citizens' Congress Berlin (HKW 2010), The NSK State Reserve Bank of New York (ongoing), and the NSK State Dacha (ongoing).
"In 1984, three groups of artists in post-Tito Yugoslavia—the music and multimedia group Laibach, the visual arts group Irwin, and the theater group Scipion Nasice Sisters Theater—came together to form the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) art collective.
Adopting the symbols, codes, appearances, and discourses of fascism, nationalism, state power, socialist-realist, and avant-garde art, and pushing the strategies of overidentification and subversive affirmation to their limits, NSK exposed the common foundations of various regimes, systems, and ideologies, while affirming that 'art and totalitarianism are not mutually exclusive'."
MIT Press, 2015
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