Luchezar Boyadjiev

How many nails in a mouth?, 1992

12.8 x 8.7 cm


This image represents and attempt at self-exploration. The “How many nails in a mouth?” work started as a pencil-on-paper drawing expressing inner turmoil and anguish related to a deep family crisis. The drawing was made in the summer of 1992 on the terrace in front of the Albertina Museum in Vienna. Later on it evolved into a photographic work subtitled “Homage to Günther Uecker” – as a part of a cycle of homage(s) first shown at “Orient/ation”, the 4th Istanbul Biennial, curated by René Block in 1995.