BECAUSE OF LOVE BOOK - photos



The first batch of Because of Love: Volume 1 - Documents from a performance; an account of a process have arrived from the printers and been sent out.

The printed edition of the book is limited to 80 signed and numbered copies [+5 AP], or as a free PDF download here >>>.

More information and links to buy a limited edition signed copy here >>>. 

Includes an introduction by Lois Keidan and Gill Lloyd, an essay by Diana Damian and an interview with Franko B by James Morgan. Photographs by Hugo Glendinning. 70 pages, 21 x 25 cm, hardcover (cloth bound with dust jacket).







BECAUSE OF LOVE - book

Franko B

Because of Love: Volume 1
(2012-14)

Documents from a performance; an account of a process




Hard back book (cloth bound with dust jacket)
21 x 25 cm, 70 pages, colour images throughout

With an introduction by Lois Keidan and Gill Lloyd, an essay by Diana Damian and an interview with Franko B by James Morgan.

Photographs by Hugo Glendinning.


A free digital edition (PDF) is available to download here >>>


The print edition is limited to 80 individually signed and numbered copies 
(plus 5 artist's proofs). 

Price £55 (+ p&p) for the numbered editions

Order (with UK postage) here >>> 

Order (with International postage) here >>> 

Please allow 3-6 weeks for delivery, as the books are printed on demand.

The 5 artist's proofs are also available for £100 each - please email frankobartist@yahoo.co.uk to check availability and place your order.




FRANKO B BAGS

100% cotton tote bags, available now.
Visit www.franko-b.spreadshirt.co.uk to view the full range and colour options.


Work in Progress



Update on my current work in progress. Wool stitched on paper, each 42 x 59.4 cm.
London show will be coming 2015.
For more information contact frankobartist@gmail.com

ANTI Festival International Prize For Live Art - Nominees Announced

ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art: nominees announced

The International Prize for Live Art will be awarded for the first time during ANTI Contemporary Art Festival in Kuopio in September 2014. The six nominees for the award have now been announced: Franko B (UK/IT), Heather Cassils (CA/US), Frog King/Kwok Mang-ho (HK), May Say production (FI), Gwendoline Robin (BE) and Joshua Sofaer (UK).

The artistic directors of ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Johanna Tuukkanen and Gregg Whelan, say:

"A total of 40 artist nominations were put forward by 10 trusted colleagues working across Europe, Scandinavia, North America, Asia and Australia. The process of reading each nomination, and hearing many of the artists' work for the first time, was an absolutely fascinating and exciting process, highlighting the variety of mediums, forms and methods of artists working under the umbrella of Live Art. After some weeks of research and discussion, we have narrowed down the long list of 40 artists to a short-list of six exceptional artists whose work is outstanding in its investigation of art and the everyday, collaboration and encounter and the body, endurance and sociability."

The winner of the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art will be chosen by three judges: artist Anssi Kasitonni (FI), architect Juhani Pallasmaa (FI) and director Ruth Mackenzie(UK) as the chair. This judging panel, comprising three top specialists, provides a wide view of contemporary art's diversity and its current manifestations.

The world's first ever International Prize for Live Art will be presented at the ANTI Contemporary Art Festival in Kuopio in September 2014. The prize is 30,000 euros, with the winning artist receiving a cash prize of 15,000 euros and the same amount in the form of a production grant for bringing their new work to the ANTI Festival in 2015. The prize is funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation.

More information here: http://www.antifestival.com/index.php/2014/eng/news/?id=690%2Fanti-festival-international-prize-for-live-art-nominees-announced%2F

MOTHER FUCKERS OF THE WORLD UNITED AGAINST OPPRESSION


DEAR friends , as BECAUSE OF LOVE VOLUME ONE performance tour is coming to a closure [ last performance will be in Munster ,Germany on the 7 and 8 of November 2014 .
more info near the time .
but now 
this is MOTHER FUCKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE AGAINST OPPRESSION a project that i started early this year ( 2014 ) and really it come from my collaboration that i started around 4 years a go with drummer Jacob Cob under the name AT NIGHT WE CRY . ( then a student of mine at the academia of visual arts in Macerata , Marche , Italy, where i teach in the school of sculpture ) 

Now I'm looking forward to develop MFOTWU [ against oppression ] not just as a band but as a visual and sound performance work and to take it to visual art and performance spaces around the world and not exclusively to music only venues 


if you are interested in any way and want to know more about this development in my practice ask to be come friend with mfotwu here on face book and we will keep you informed with what we are doing .
https://www.facebook.com/mfotwu.mfotwu

MFOTWU

Recording of our set at Norwich Arts Centre, 29th May 2014, supporting MELT BANANA.
MFOTWU = Franko B, Jacob Cobb and Daniel Green.

FRANKO B T-SHIRTS



T-shirts based on Franko B's recent stitched drawings. Available now. 
Visit franko-b.spreadshirt.co.uk for the full range.

MFOTWU to support MELT BANANA

Norwich Arts Centre, 29th May 2014.
https://norwichartscentre.co.uk/events/melt-banana/

Japanese rock band Melt-Banana have been making experimental, noise pop since 1992. They’ve released ten albums and toured worldwide extensively.

 ‘Some people say they are noise band, some people say they are so-called no wave band, some people say they are hardcore band, some people say their music is like roller coaster in an amusement park… It is hard to categorize their music, but basically they are rock band with a spice of punk taste. The easiest way to find out is to listen to their music and you will find out.’
MFOTWU WEB
MFOTWU [ against oppression ] is a post punk post, spoken word, post improvisation collective between drummer Jacob Cob and artist Franko B previously of the post punk group AT NIGHT WE CRY.

Thursday 29th May 2014
8:00 PM 

£10.00 adv : £12.00 door

Standing

( +£1.20 booking charge per ticket )

Venue:
Norwich Arts Centre

I WAS (NOT) PRESENT


An Essay by Franko B inspired by the Marina Abramović performance, The Artist is Present (2010).

I Was (Not) Present


The artist (as a construct/persona) was present, but the person was not.
Can the artist be present?
And what does performance have to do with it?
Is it performance, or merely spectacle?
Can one teach presence?
Or: how to make a performance?


Preface

It was a Sunday morning in London on an August day in 2013, and I kept thinking about Marina Abramović’s performance, The Artist is Present. On and off, this event has being following me. Maybe, in my mind there are obvious reasons why.

This work has met a strong media interest (reviews, documentaries, etc.), and after three years it still apparently inspires artists like Jay Z and Lady Gaga. What follows here is my understanding and personal critique of the concept/idea of being present, expanding on my personal thoughts regarding the performance, The artist is present, which Marina Abramović originally performed at MOMA (Museum Of Modern Art) in New York in 2010.

NEW WORK


Stitched drawings (wool on paper).
42 x 59.4 cm each.
Franko B 2014.

CREATING A SCENE

Creating a Scene: Collaboration in Art and Theatre
25 January - 24 April 2014
Preview: Fri 24 Jan, 6pm-8pm

The National Centre for Craft & Design,
Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, NG34 7TW

Exhibiting artists include Edward Allington, Franko B, Ivor Beddoes, Giuseppe Belli, James Casebere, Julian Crouch, Richard Deacon, Thomas Demand, Hein Hecktroth, Christopher Hobbs, Howard Hodgkin, Derek Jarman, Philip Lee, Davy and Kristin Mcguire, Bruce McLean, Louise Ann Wilson, Edwin Zwakman. Curators: Jeremy Webster, Naomi Law

Art is about illusion, about taking people on a journey to places, situations and emotions they may not have the access or the imagination to visit. This exhibition looks at set design and considers the artistic design process and the underpinning collaboration between artistic disciplines necessary for success, in short the art of Creating a Scene.

The exhibition views set design in its broadest sense, aiming to capture something of the variety of disciplines in which set design is employed. Creating a Scene includes work by leading international artists and designers working in theatre, opera, dance, film, photography, the visual arts, performance art, and work by emerging new talent. Throughout the exhibition you can see examples of the design process including sketches, working models, finished designs and theatre sets. 

MERCURY & ELECTRIC SHOCKS

Hopkinson Gallery, in collaboration with The Creative Quarter company and Nottingham City Council, is proud to present a unique show 'Mercury & Electric Shocks', as part of the 'Seen This?' project, two new exhibitions which the Nottingham public can look forward to over the next three months.

Featuring neon-based works by Franko B. Stefan Bruggeman, Tracey Emin, Gilbert & George, Sarah Lucas, Kerry Ryan and Gavin Turk.

'Mercury & Electric Shocks' is an exclusive collection of remarkable neon artworks by acclaimed artists, to be shown at Hopkinson Gallery. What makes this exhibition extraordinary is that these works have been in private collections and have never before seen together by the public outside London. 

Curated by Andy Collishaw (Independent) and Izzy Watts (who manages Hopkinson Gallery), this exhibition features the cream of British and international contemporary artists, who are bringing their work to Nottingham which opened for the city's Light Night event on Friday 28 February.

See the BBC East Midlands feature of this show here.

BECAUSE OF LOVE - video



Extracts from the performances of BECAUSE OF LOVE at Laban Theatre, Norwich Arts Centre, Warwick Arts Centre and Toynbee Studios. Video by Nathaniel Walters.
For more information, visit franko-b-because-of-love.blogspot.co.uk.

FREEZE '13


<<The Mayor's Parlour>> presents... Freeze'13
The Mayor’s Parlour
Presents
Freeze’13

Selected artists show their work for this year’s exhibition during Frieze week in the East End of London.

Joseph Kosuth Mark Croxford Declan McMullan Peter Aston Jones Mat Collishaw Mike Andreae DNA Factory Kerry Ryan Nicholas Jones Floyd Varey Dan Coombs Pete Lamb Tracey Emin John Tiney Gavin Turk Tamsin Casswell Katrina Blannin Julien Brown John Close Covadonga Valdes Chris Daniels Giorgio Soddotti Gillian Westgate Paul Hosking Franko B Jessica Wilson Roland Fairburn Stefan Brüggemann Dan Coombs Polly Morgan Hester Finch Damien Good Lucie O’Mara Daniel Crews-Cubb

 Exhibition runs from 18th October to 1st November 2013

at The Mayor’s Parlour 1st Floor Bow House 153–159 Bow Road London E3 2SE

www.themayorsparlour.com 

 Opening Night Party Friday 18th October 6pm - late

SERIAL KILLER

SERIAL KILLER

Franko B
Thomas Qualmann

Curated by Tiziana d'Acchille

20th October - 30th November 2013

Private view 20th October, 16.00-20.00

Galleria Porta Latina
Via Latina 15A - 00179 Roma
06 77073098 - 349 5789425

info@galleriaportalatina.it

www.galleriaportalatina.it