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Forbidden Whispers: Laibach and North Korea

Forbidden Whispers / Laibach and North Korea

 Forbidden Whispers / Laibach and North KoreaForbidden Whispers: Laibach and North Korea
Various Artists
Photon Center for Contemporary Photography
English, Slovenian

Edited by Dejan Sluga.


30 pages
240 x 200 mm
ISBN 9789619274484


In August 2015, Laibach (a Slovenian industrial avant-garde music group) performed two consecutive concerts in Pyongyang, North Korea on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Korean peninsula. Morten Traavik, a Norwegian director, activist and artist, made a documentary with the band Laibach called Liberation Day, which premiered at the beginning of 2017. A lot of photographic material was also created during the tour and during the filming of the film – so documentary as original author – which we present with this catalog to foreign and domestic audiences.

About the Editor
Dejan Sluga graduated Art History and Sociology of Culture at the Philosophical Faculty at the Ljubljana University. He finished his post-graduate studies at the Sotheby’s Art Institute in London and enrolled in Ph.D. studies at the Faculty of Humanistic Studies in Koper (unfinished). Sluga worked as a critic, editor and public relations manager for various media and cultural organisations in Ljubljana/Slovenia.

About the Publisher
Photon is a photography gallery presenting Slovenian and international artists working in the field of contemporary photography. There is also a bookshop. You can read more about us on our website. Photon is also part of Gallery quarter Šiška, so there are a few other interesting galleries you can visit nearby.

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