LOIS KEIDAN IN CONVERSATION WITH FRANKO B

Lois Keidan in conversation with Franko B ahead of his performance, MILK & BLOOD (at Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016, The Bluecoat, Liverpool 28th July 2016, and touring the UK later in 2016-17).

More information about the performance: http://www.franko-b.com/milk_and_blood.html

Broadcast on Resonance FM, 6th July 2016





STITCHED HEART - photos

Photographs from Franko B: STITCHED HEART - exhibition curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti at NonostanteMarras, Milan, 15th June - 30th November 2016

Review: http://www.nerospinto.it/franko-b-mostra-a-milano





TEACHING POST: University of Northampton



From September 2016, Franko B will be joining the Fine Art academic team at The University of Northampton as an associated lecturer.

Franko was drawn to the university particularly for its fantastic Fine Art facilities, its conducive ethos and positive atmosphere.

The university is a top 20 UK art school, and Franko will be teaching across the Fine Art subject area, with a particular overview of Performance.

http://www.northampton.ac.uk



FORMS & OBJECTS

FORMS & OBJECTS

A group show curated by Franko B, in parallel with his solo exhibition, DEATH & ROMANCE IN THE XXI CENTURY

24th September - 27th November 2016

Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary - Centre for Contemporary Art, Trevi, Italy

Andrea Abbatangelo, James Bullimore, Marco Cingolani, Sebastiano Dammone Sessa, Giuseppe Lana, Andrea Marcaccio, Marco Paganini, Thomas Qualmann, Annalisa Riva

palazzolucarini.it


STITCHED HEART



Franko B - STITCHED HEART

Solo exhibition curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti

NonostanteMarras, via Cola di Rienzo 8, Milan, Italy

Inauguration 14th June 2016, 20:00

Exhibition open 15th June - 30th October 2016     


Penso che sia necessario educare le nuove generazioni al valore della sconfitta. Alla sua gestione. All’umanità che ne scaturisce. A costruire un’identità capace di avvertire una comunanza di destino, dove si può fallire e ricominciare senza che il valore e la dignità ne siano intaccati. A non divenire uno sgomitatore sociale, a non passare sul corpo degli altri per arrivare primo.
In questo mondo di vincitori volgari e disonesti, di prevaricatori falsi e opportunisti, della gente che conta, che occupa il potere, che scippa il presente, figuriamoci il futuro, a tutti i nevrotici del successo, dell’apparire, del diventare…. A questa antropologia del vincente preferisco di gran lunga chi perde. E’ un esercizio che mi riesce bene. E mi riconcilia con il mio sacro poco.
(...) Ma io sono un uomo che preferisce perdere piuttosto che vincere con modi sleali e spietati. Grave colpa da parte mia, lo so! E il bello è che ho la sfacciataggine di difendere tale colpa, di considerarla quasi una virtù…

Pier Paolo Pasolini




MILK & BLOOD - performance + artist's talk at the Bluecoat, Liverpool



MILK & BLOOD - performance by Franko B

The Bluecoat Centre, Liverpool

Thursday 28th July 2016, 7pm

£10 / £7 - Book Tickets >

http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk/events/view/events/3455


Franko B Artist Talk

Wednesday 27th July 2016, 6pm

£5 / £4 - book Tickets >

http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk/events/view/events/3454


see http://franko-b.com/milk_and_blood.html for more information about the performance.


MILK & BLOOD - performance at Rich Mix, London



MILK & BLOOD - performance by Franko B

Rich Mix, London

Sunday, 10th July 2016, 7:30 pm

Tickets: £5 - £7 (+ booking fee) - Book now >

https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/theatre/milk-and-blood-–-franko-b

Presented by Certain Blacks

Milk & Blood appropriates the aesthetics of boxing for thirteen two minute rounds of mental and physical endurance. Exploring themes of pain, eroticism, revulsion, ecstasy and masculinity, the performance becomes a metaphor for social struggle and the ability to overcome.

See franko-b.com/milk_and_blood.html for more information.



TOD ERNST - DER KREBS UND ICH

TOD ERNST - DER KREBS UND ICH

by Andreas Gabriel

published by unartproduktion
Dornbirn (Austria)
April 2016

unartproduktion.at


Cover design features a neon work by Franko B.

franko-b.com/Neon.html



SIGMUND'S SHORTS: BLEEDINGS


SIGMUND'S SHORTS: BLEEDINGS
Second Sunday Screening - Gabriele Tinti, Franko B and Lynda Nead

12 June 2016, 2pm

Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX



https://www.freud.org.uk/events/76435/sigmunds-shorts-bleedings/

Join us for screenings and live poetry readings followed by a panel discussion with Poet and Writer, Gabriele Tinti, Artist, Franko B and Professor of History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London, Lynda Nead.

In this series of screenings/readings Gabriele Tinti and Franko B present the combat sport of boxing as a fine art. The artists explore the sense of catharsis that the spectator experiences whilst witnessing the acts of controlled violence and convey its complex, deep and existential impact. Their words transport the audience into the boxing world - depicted as a place to escape into, to transform and become part of the illusion in which you can lose your dreams, your identity and all sense of certainty.

Free with admission – no need to book
For further information, please contact eventsandmedia@freud.org.uk



FRANKO B on Art Image


Franko B is now represented on Artimage. For image requests, visit:

OPEN CALL: DEATH & ROMANCE - a workshop with Franko B

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

DEATH AND ROMANCE 
A JOURNEY THROUGH THE PERSONAL, THE POLITICAL AND THE POETIC
A WORKSHOP WITH FRANKO B
https://www.facebook.com/frankobdeathromance


(This workshop is presented alongside Franko B's exhibition, DEATH & ROMANCE IN THE XXI CENTURY >)

Subject: International call for residence and summer workshops on performance.

Location: Trevi (PG), Italy

Date: from 29th August to 3rd September 2016

Visiting Professor: Franko B.

Curated by: Maurizio Coccia

Description: The project aims at bringing together the radical performative experience of renowned international artists with Trevi’s habitat. New meeting place for developing themes and personal techniques, the rural setting and its bucolic appearance will be extremely rigorous training regime and methodological soundness.
At the end of the course participants will present publicly the results of the internship within the cloister of the Pinacoteca di Trevi.

Residence: 
 • Hospitality (food and lodging) for 6 days;
 • Minimum number of accessions to start the workshop: 15 young artists or Visual Arts students, architects, curators.
 • Welcoming in rustic building with panoramic views of the Umbrian Valley. Accommodation in barracks.
 • Workplace: Trevi and surroundings

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Applications: candidates must send their application to the following e-mail address: frankobartist@yahoo.co.uk 

The deadline for submission of applications is set for 15/6/2016.

Applicatants must send their CV, a personal statement about their practice and why they want to participate in the workshop (no more than 150 words), a portfolio of recent works (can be a link to a personal website or online portfolio, or a selection of 6-10 images or links to videos).

The selection will be based on the verification of CV, portfolio and personal text.

Applicants must be able to communicate in English.

The full cost of the workshop is €250.00 per person (includes registration fees, materials, accommodation and food).

Participants in the workshop authorise the organisation to reproduce all graphic materials, including audio, video and photographic materials produced during the course, for any publications, print and/or digital.



Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary_ Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea
Via Beato Placido Riccardi, 11 - 06039 Trevi (PG), Italy
+39-0742-381.021; info@officinedellumbria.it;
www.officinedellumbria.it



FRANKO B: Q&A

Franko B Q&A - THE REBEL MAGAZINE, April 2016