NSK: From Kapital to Capital

NSK Kapital exhibition presented at the Van Abbemuseum

NSK: From Kapital to Capital. An Event in the Final Decade of Yugoslavia / as part of "The 1980s. Today’s Beginnings?" - an exhibition project at the Van Abbemuseum.

The 1980s. Today’s Beginnings? explores the 1980s from six European perspectives, examining the relevance of this transformative decade for today. The project includes artworks, music, TV, graphic, and archival materials that were produced during moments of state structures in transition. Culture was central in responding to or predicting these shifts, highlighting the reorientation that took place between civil society and the state. As Europe is in the midst of a defining transition in terms of how it sees itself and its relationship to others, it feels urgent to examine key moments in identity formation and self-organisation from the recent past.

The material presented draws from projects carried out by partners of the museum confederation L’Internationale alongside research undertaken by the Van Abbemuseum.

The project gives space to multiple narratives and voices, beginning on April 16 with three presentations: Talking Back. Counter Culture in the Netherlands, Thinking Back. A Montage of Black Art in Britain and NSK: From Kapital to Capital. An Event in the Final Decade of Yugoslavia. The exhibition curated by Zdenka Badovinac (Moderna galerija, Ljubljana) presents the events of the different Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) collectives, with a focus on Laibach, IRWIN, and Scipion Nasice Sisters, highlighting their fundamental goal to construct a new artistic constellation and including Laibach, IRWIN, Scipion Nasice Theatre, Cosmokinetic Theatre Red Pilot, Cosmokinetic Cabinet Noordung, New Collectivism, Department of Pure and Applied Philosophy, Builders, Retrovision, Film.

April 16 - June 26, 2016

Van Abbemuseum Bilderdijklaan 10 Eindhoven The Netherlands Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm, Thursday 11am–9pm