The NSK State was created in 1992 in the wake of Slovenian independence and the breakup of socialist Yugoslavia. Founded as a utopian social sculpture by the Slovenian arts collective Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK), the NSK State has no national or physical boundaries and exists as a virtual state or a state in time. As a collective cultural work, the NSK State has opened temporary embassies in numerous locations and issued passports, some of which were used by NSK citizens to escape war-torn Sarajevo in the 1990s. The NSK State is also part of the wider “micronations” movement that has grown increasingly visible and received critical and theoretical attention in recent years.
Alexei Monroe; NSK: The Improbable State of History and the History of an Improbable State. Radical History Review 1 January 2011; 2011 (109): 162–171. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01636545-2010-022
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