OPEN CALL: DEATH & ROMANCE 2017 - a workshop with Franko B

image: from Death & Romance (2016)
Franko B's workshop, DEATH & ROMANCE returns to Trevi for its second edition in Summer 2017.

DEATH & ROMANCE 2017: A journey through the personal, political and poetic: A workshop with Franko B

International workshop in performance art presented by Palazzo Lucarini Contemprary - Centre for Contemporary Art (Trevi), directed by Maurizio Coccia, co-ordinated by Mara Predicatori.

Location: Trevi (PG), Italy
Date: 23rd August - 2nd September 2017

Description: The project aims to bring together the radical performative experience of the renowned international artist Franko B within the habitat of Trevi. We envisage a new meeting place for developing themes and personal techniques. The rural setting and the bucolic ambience will be the setting for an extremely rigorous training programme based on strong methodological soundness. At the end of the course, participants will present publicly the results of the workshop within the Centre of Contemporaray Art “Palazzo Lucarini”. The materials produced during the workshop will be on display until october 1.

Minimum number of participants: 16
Maximum: 20

Residence: food and lodging for 10 days is provided. Board in rustic building with panoramic views of the Umbrian Valley. Dormitory accommodation.

Applications: Candidates must send their application, comprising their CV, a personal statement about why they want to participate in the workshop (up to 150 words), and a portfolio of 4-6 images and/or links to 1-2 short videos of their recent works to frankobartist@yahoo.co.uk and info@palazzolucarini.it.

Deadline for applications: 21st May 2017.

Cost: €650 per person. Includes registration fees, materials, accommodation and meals.

Participation in the workshop includes authorisation for full use by the organisation of all graphics, audio, video and photographic materials produced during the course, for all future publications,(paper and/or digital).


MILK & BLOOD - performance in Nottingham

Franko B will perform MILK & BLOOD at Backlit Gallery, Nottingham on Friday 10th March 2017, 19:30.
Tickets: backlit.org.uk

For more information about the performance, see franko-b.com/milk_and_blood.html

Plus: Breakfast with Franko B - Join Franko B and the teams from Backlit and Dance4 for breakfast to discuss Franko's work and the challenges of making and presenting performance work in the 21st century - Saturday 11th March, 10:00-11:30 am, Backlit Gallery, Alfred House, Nottingham.
Tickets: dance4.co.uk/about/project/nottdance-2017/event/nottdance/2017-03-11/breakfast-franko-b-uk


SACROSANCTUM

Group exhibition curated by Adalberto Abbate and Luisa Montaperto

26th December 2016 - 26th February 2017

Oratorio di San Mercurio, Palermo
Vicolo San Giovanni degli Eremiti

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Artists: Joseba Eskubi, Mario Consiglio, Stefano Canto, Franko B, Lorenzo Scotto di Luzio, Thomas Braida, Luca Pancrazzi, Jota Castro, Sandro Mele, Cipri e Maresco, Greta Frau, Fabio Sgroi, Caterina Silva, Loris Cecchini, Calixto Ramirez, Francesco Lauretta









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