Time for a New State - IRWIN

04 April - 24 June 2012

Dušan Mandič, Miran Mohar, Andrej Savski, Roman Uranjek, and Borut Vogelnik

Calvert 22 is delighted to welcome the most influential art movement to emerge from the Balkan region in the latter half of the 20th Century - Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK).

Time For A New State was the first major UK exhibition of IRWIN, the visual arts component of NSK, founded in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in 1983. This ambitious exhibition featured seminal projects from the past twenty years. Neue Slowenische Kunst was established in what was then Yugoslavia. Concerned with the political unrest in the region at the time and issues of national identity NSK projects broke through the limitations of the visual arts. Highly collaborative and based around a constant flow of ideas, NSK provided a platform that brought together theatre, music, painting, literature, philosophy, design and performance, reaching into society at large.

NSK Folk Art is part of a London wide presentation in cooperation with Tate, who will be hosting a Symposium and which will also comprise of a music performance at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, an exhibition of archival material at Chelsea Space (Chelsea College of Art) and a seminar at UCL.