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Roman Ondak’s Letter to the Slovakian minister of culture serves as a characteristic example of analytical, post-conceptual thought. At the same time, it illustrates Ondak’s development away from objects and installation towards staging temporary situations and imaginative site-specific constructions that predict various communication patterns in behavior and in the perception of things.
The question formulated in the Letter alludes to a series of references and cultural interpretations: the balancing act between artistic freedom and the artist’s dependence on institutions (to this day, there is still no museum for contemporary art in Slovakia).


  • Artist: Roman Ondák
  • Original Title: Letter
  • Year: 2003
  • Material: paper, laserprint, ball-point pen, stamp
  • Dimensions: Original Size: 29,7 x 21 cm (11 11/16 x 8 1/4 in.) Framed: 36 x 27,5 cm (14 3/16 x 10 13/16 in.)
  • Inventory no.: K196
  • Category: concept
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