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ALEXEI MONROE: THE PLURAL MONOLITH: LAIBACH AND NSK (2003)

“In the night of the 26th of September 1980, a poster with a provocative symbol appeared on the walls of the Slovenian industrial town Trbovlje. It was a simple black cross, accompanied only by the word ‘Laibach.’” This is the beginning of Alexei Monroe’s monograph The Plural Monolith: Laibach and NSK, published simultaneously with the new Laibach album entitled Wat (Mute/ Dallas) in September 2003 in the Maska publishing house. The book brings a precise inventory of the history of the Laibach group, an installation of this artistic and social phenomenon into the Slovenian cultural and political space of the 80s and the 90s, and a theoretical reflection on the NSK and Laibach through the eyes of the British art historian and expert on the phenomena of popular and urban culture.


About the Author 

Alexei Monroe has a Ph.D. in communicational and visual studies at the Kent University. He has published numerous articles on Laibach and the NSK. He cooperates with Junkmedia, Central Europe Review and Kinoeye websites and is an expert on issues involving contemporary art, electronic music and cultural politics. Most of the time, he lives in London, he is also active as a DJ and participates in several musical activities. – Areas of research: the aestghetics of conceptusl, multimedia and new art forms; aesthetics, culture and policy of electronic music; contemporary art history; music, fine arts, popular culture and politics of former Yugoslavia; the role of popular culture in political events. <br/

Contents

The making of the work

Prelude

Context: Bloody soil, fertile soil

Was ist Kunst?

NSK

(Trans)national – national dynamics of NSK

Ideology

Retrogardist events

Apolophy Laibach

State: Culture as state

Chronology NSK

Selected sources

Bibliography

Colophon

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Slovene edition.

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Publication description

421 pages, 170 x 240 mm, 62 illustrations, paperback