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Communismo da forma/Communism of Form

The text Laibach: Made in Yugoslavia? appears in Portuguese and English in this new bilingual Brazilian publication. Other authors include Anselm Jappe, Nicolas Bourriaud, Charity Scribner and Earl Miller. The book is based on the recent music video focussed exhibition which included videos by Laibach.

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