Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Daniel Bozhkov

Daniel Bozhkov employs a variety of media, from fresco to performance and video, and works with professionals from different fields to activate public space. He enters the worlds of genetic science, department mega-stores, and world-famous tourist sites, as an intruder/visitor, producing new strains of meaning in seemingly closed systems. In this piece, Bozhkov takes off from a singular moment in the 1981 film Fort Apache, The Bronx, a controversial crime street melodrama, where Paul Newman plays the leading role as police officer Murphy, while ethnic and social stereotypes present life in Southern Bronx as a fall and decline of civilization.

Black Square/Closed Apache Tender, 2015
Fresco covered by black curtain, wall clock, timed performance, composition for solo trumpet composed and performed by Steven Bernstein, recorded and mixed by Greg Talenfeld at OK Records Studio, Nyack
Photo: Whitney Browne