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Daniel Bozhkov, "Republik of Perpetual Reconstitution and Rebuild" (detail), installation view at the Queens Museum
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STRANGER THAN FICTION
by David Coggins



A New York artist who was born in Bulgaria, Daniel Bozhkov makes artworks that involve performances, elaborate installations and a range of comic conceptual conceits. He addresses daunting themes: globalization (he has worked as a greeter at a Wal-Mart, where he painted a fresco), the American vision of masculinity (he released a cologne inspired by Ernest Hemingway), and space flight (he installed a kebab stand near the Berlin Wall in tribute to the first German cosmonaut).

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