28/02/11

Ausstellung Laibach kunst perspectives 1980-2011




AUSSTELLUNG LAIBACH KUNST PERSPECTIVES 1980-2011



24 february – 17 april 2011







UGM l Maribor Art Gallery

Strossmayerjeva 6


Press Conference: Wednesday, 23 February 2011 at 11:00

Opening: Thursday, 24 February 2011 at 19:00




The internationally renowned multidisciplinary collective and performance group Laibach are returning to the exhibition space! After 30 years of provocative activities and ‘performances’, Umetnostna galerija Maribor / Maribor Art Gallery presents a review of Laibach’s visual artwork. Since their formation in the early 1980s, Laibach have been engaged in an obsessive dialogue with the totalitarian ideologies of modernity and their relation to art. Far from being solely intelligible in the cultural context of 1980s Yugoslavia, their work still offers critical perspectives to a globalised world which continues to be affected by modernity’s conceptions of the state, the individual, mass culture, art, and politics. Exhibition at UGM opens new perspectives on Laibach by highlighting their original beginnings as an ‘arts’ collective. Although Laibach have repeatedly rejected this designation, their self-fashioning as ‘engineers of the human soul’ is telling of the degree to which all of Laibach’s performances have sought to ironize and collapse clear-cut categories such as ‘art’, ‘politics’, and ‘popular culture’... (continue reading)