TEACHING POST IN TURIN

After seven and a half years, Franko B has left his position teaching sculpture at l'Accademia di Belle Arti di Macerata, and has now been appointed Professor of Sculpture at Accademia Albertina de Belle Arti di Torino.

http://www.accademialbertina.torino.it/index.php
http://franko-b.com/Teaching.html



INSIGNIFICANT - exhibition in Leeds

Franko B: INSIGNIFICANT

Opening 30th November 2016

130 Vicar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6QA

Exhibition presented by East Street Arts, Live Art Bistro and Leeds Beckett University (co-inciding with the presentation of Franko's latest performance, MILK & BLOOD on the 1st December).

'At the exhibition launch of Insignificant, viewers are invited the see the link between Franko's visual and performance works. See the mind behind the madness in his neon and canvas works.'

A series of limited edition T'shirts based on designs by Franko B will be on sale at the exhibition launch, screen printed in house by Leeds Print Workshop.

Exhibition continues until January 2017.



BECAUSE OF LOVE - a film about Franko B - screenings


Franko B will present a rough cut of BECAUSE OF LOVE - a film about Franko B by Nathaniel Walters at Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, Trevi (Perugia), Italy on 10th December 2016, 18:00.

REMINDER: 
The film will also be screened at The Live Art Development Agency, London on the 29th November 2016, and at Venice International Performance Art Week on 12th December 2016.



FRANKO B - series of events in Leeds

Franko B will present a series of events in Leeds this Autumn:

Exhibition: INSIGNIFICANT, opening 30th November 2016, 130 Vicar Lane, LS2 7NL

Performance: MILK & BLOOD, 1st December 2016, Patrick Studios, St Mary's Lane, LS9 7EH

Plus: artist talk and after party (with Franko B DJ), 1st December 2016

Tickets >

More information >

franko-b.com/milk_and_blood.html







STITCHED HEART 2 - reviews



• Franko B da Marras: Le Nostre Cicatrici matafore della vita -  Review by Paolo Curreli for La Nuova Sardegna, 13th November 2016  - franko-b.com/Media/FBSH2.pdf

• Un Filo Rosso (sangue) nel breviario di Franko B - Raffaella Venturi for l'Unione Sarda, 15th September 2016 - franko-b.com/Media/un_filo_rosso.jpg

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Franko B: STITCHED HEART 2 - Exhibition curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti (FAM) - 13th November 2016 - 13th January 2017 - Boutique Antonio Marras, Piazza Civica 12A, Alghero, Sardinia



VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK


The 3rd VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK Fragile Body - Material Body Palazzo Mora, Strada Nova, 3659, Venice, Italy 10 - 17 December 2016 OPENING: Saturday, 10 December 2016, 18:00 - ADMISSION FREE -

ARTISTS OF HONOUR: Marilyn Arsem, Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca, Janusz Bałdyga, Giovanni Fontana, Franko B, Antonio Manuel, ORLAN, Stelarc.

Plus: exhibition and live programme.

Franko B will present a screening of a rough cut of BECAUSE OF LOVE - a documentary film about Franko B by Nathaniel Walters, I'M THINKING OF YOU (Version 2) - a durational live performance and a series of video documentation of previous works.

http://www.veniceperformanceart.org/index.php?page=257&lang=en
http://www.veniceperformanceart.org/index.php?page=287&lang=en



MILK & BLOOD - interview



Franko B interviewed ahead of MILK & BLOOD performance at Teatro Massimo, Cagliari, Sardinia, 10th November 2016

franko-b.com/milk_and_blood.html



STITCHED HEART 2


Franko B: STITCHED HEART 2
Exhibition curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti (FAM)

Inauguration: Saturday 12th November 2016, 1900
Exhibition open: 13th November 2016 - 13th January 2017

Boutique Antonio Marras, Piazza Civica 12A, Alghero, Sardinia
Press release: franko-b.com/Media/FrankoB_Alghero.docx



FORMS & OBJECTS - video



Video by Stefano Teodori of FORMS & OBJECTS - group exhibition curated by Franko B (presented alongside his solo show, DEATH & ROMANCE IN THE XXI CENTURY) at Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, Trevi (Perugia), Italy. 24th September 2016 - 8th January 2017

franko-b.com/Forms_and_Objects.html
franko-b.com/Death_and_Romance_in_the_XXI_Century.html



MILK & BLOOD / INSIGNIFICANT - performance and exhibition in Leeds


Internationally renowned artist Franko B arrives in Leeds this Autumn to present his new performance work, Milk & Blood at Patrick Studios along with a complementary programme of events to include exhibition, artists talk and after party, where Franko himself will DJ. This programme is brought to you in collaboration between East Street Arts, Live Art Bistro and Leeds Beckett University Performing Arts.

http://eaststreetarts.org.uk/events/save-the-date-franko-b/

Exhibition Launch: INSIGNIFICANT
30th November 2016, 130 Vicar Lane, Leeds LS2 7NL

Artist talk, MILK & BLOOD performance and after party:
1st December 2016, Patrick Studios, St Mary's Lane, Leeds, LS9 7EH



LADA Screens: BECAUSE OF LOVE: A FILM ABOUT FRANKO B



Tuesday 29 November, 7pm
White Building, London
Free, booking essential

Because of Love, a film about Franko B

Online from 29 November

Launch Event will take place on 29 November 2016 at 7pm

For this LADA Screens we are showing a rough cut of the first ever documentary about the life and work of Franko B by Nathaniel Walters. Nathaniel has been filming Franko since 2003 and working on Because of Love for over six years.

For the live launch of this film Franko B will be in conversation with the writer Dominic Johnson. Following the launch the film will be available to view on the LADA Screens channel for a limited period.

http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/whats-on/lada-screens-franko-b-1



MILK & BLOOD - performance in Cagliari


Franko B will perform MILK & BLOOD at Teatro Massimo, Cagliari - via De Magistris 12, Sardinia on 10th November 2016, 21:00.
http://www.sardegnateatro.it/spettacolo/milk-and-blood



OPERE SCELTE DALLA COLLEZIONE DI LINO BALDINI

Group exhibition curated by Laura Baldini

Inauguration: 22nd October 2016, 1800

Exhibition open 22nd October - 22nd November 2016, Monday - Saturday, 16:00 - 19:00

Artists: Alberto Garutti, Alighiero Boetti, Franko B, Maurizio Cattelan, Davide Valenti, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Ben Vautier, Sislej Xhafa, Giorgio Griffa, Marco Mazzucconi, Annette Messager, Vanessa Beecroft, Roberto Ago, Greta Frau, Filippo Berta, Manfredo Massironi, Edoardo Landi, Alberto Biasi, Vittorio Corsini, Arrigo Lora Totino, Nicola Toffolini, Katharina Fritsch, Jonathan Monk, Enrico Morsiani, Elio Marchegiani, Stefano Arienti.

Studio Baldini art gallery, via Scalabrini 122/C. Piacenza, Italy
Tel. 0523,332414
www.studiobaldini.info 
info@studiobaldini.info



DEATH & ROMANCE IN THE XXI CENTURY - video



Promo video by Stefano Teodori for DEATH & ROMANCE IN THE XXI CENTURY - a major exhibition of new works by Franko B, curated by Maurizio Coccia at Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary - Centre for Contemporary Art, Trevi (Perugia), Italy.

Exhibition open 24th September 2016 - 8th January 2017

palazzolucarini.it



NEW WORK: SLEEPING BEAUTY


SLEEPING BEAUTY - a new sculpture work by Franko B, inspired by images of drowned refugees.

Carrara Marble, 150 x 70 x 30 cm (approx.), 2016

Photographs by Riccardo Dogana

Currently on display as part of Franko B's solo exhibition, DEATH & ROMANCE IN THE XXI CENTURY at Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary - Centre for Contemporary Art, Trevi, Italy until 8th January 2017.




DEATH & ROMANCE IN THE XXI CENTURY - photos

Photographs from DEATH & ROMANCE IN THE XXI CENTURY - a major exhibition of new work by Franko B, curated by Maurizio Coccia at Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary - Centre for Contemporary Art, Trevi, Italy.

24th September 2016 - 27th November 2016  - extended to 8th January 2017

Photographs by Riccardo Dogana:





FORMS & OBJECTS - photos

Photographs from FORMS & OBJECTS - a group exhibition curated by Franko B in parallel to his solo show, DEATH & ROMANCE IN THE XXI CENTURY at Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary - Centre for Contemporary Art, Trevi, Italy.

24th September 2016 - 27th November 2016  - extended to 8th January 2017

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

Photographs by Riccardo Dogana: