The article maps the international activities of artists on the unofficial Slovak art scene in the period between the 2nd Slovak Visual Artists' Union Congress (2. 11. 1972), launching normalization of artistic life in the aftermath of the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact armies in August 1968, and the issue of Charter '77 (1. 1. 1977), ushering in a period of courageous and continuous monitoring of social events. Artists like Jana Zelibska, Karol Baron or Julius Koller were forced to 'smuggle' their works abroad seeking participation in the global artistic discourse.