One Day Sculpture  
             
     
 
 
 

Roman Ondák

(b. Zilina, Slovakia, 1966; lives and works in Bratislava)
COMMISSIONED BY Litmus Research Initiative

 

Roman Ondák, Good Feelings in Good Times, Frieze Art Fair, London, 2003

 

By displacing the meanings of everyday events, Slovakian artist Roman Ondák stages familiar scenarios in which unexpected actions occur. Taking the form of installations, performances and interventions, his works often affect a double-take, provoking viewers to question their understanding and perception of social codes. For Good Feelings in Good Times (Freize Art Fair, London, 2003) Ondák inverted connotations of the queue through the repeated performance of a line of people suspended in action — moving no closer to entry or resolution — for days on end. For the Ludwig Museum, Colonge (2002), Ondák broadcast the message “As a sign of solidarity with recent world events, for the next minute do not interrupt the activity you are doing at this moment” throughout the exhibition space. A conundrum and contradiction, his instruction charged viewers to ‘perform’ a moment of non-activity. In 2001, through the simple act of parking several Slovakian Skoda cars behind the Secession in Vienna for the period of two months (Ausgeträumt & Wiener Secession, Vienna, 2001) the artist engaged audiences in debate on a range of topics including the appropriate use of civic space; class representation and symbolism of the ‘other’.

 

Ondák has participated in significant international exhibitions including the critically acclaimed group project Utopia Station, curated by Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rikrit Tiravanija for the 50th Venice Biennial (2003), Populism, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2005), Transit: Auditorium, Stage, Backstage, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2006) and the 27th São Paulo Biennial (2006). Ondák has completed solo exhibitions at venues including Moderna Galerija, Zagrab (2002), Kolnischer Kunsterverein, Cologne (2004), Tate Modern, London (2006) and BAK, Amsterdam (2007).

 

Ondák was born in 1966 in Zilina, Slovakia. He lives and works in Bratislava.

 

 

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LIZ ALLAN

 

LARA ALMÁRCEGUI

 

BILLY APPLE

 

DOUGLAS BAGNALL

 

BIK VAN DER POL

 

BEKAH CARRAN

 

KAH BEE CHOW

 

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN

 

AMY HOWDEN-
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ADAM HYDE

 

MADDIE LEACH

 

JAMES LUNA

 

IVAN AND
HEATHER MORISON

 

KATE NEWBY

 

OLAF NICOLAI

 

ROMAN ONDÁK

 

MICHAEL PAREKOWHAI

 

SANTIAGO SIERRA

 

JAVIER TÉLLEZ

 

WALKER & BROMWICH

 

BEDWYR WILLIAMS