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



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



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

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: 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



DEATH AND ROMANCE IN THE XXI CENTURY

DEATH AND ROMANCE IN THE XXI CENTURY

https://www.facebook.com/events/116142752107266/

A major exhibition of new work by Franko B
curated by Maurizio Coccia

Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary - Centre for Contemporary Art
via BP Riccardi, Trevi (Perugia), Italy
www.palazzolucarini.it



Plus: In parallel to DEATH AND ROMANCE IN THE XXI CENTURY, Franko B presents: FORMS & OBJECT - a group exhibition curated by Franko B with:

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



FUCK / LIVE / ART



Franko B presents FUCK / LIVE / ART

SUNDAY 31st JANUARY 2016, 3pm - 12am

A day of performance, music and video art at The Flying Dutchman London.

Confirmed artists include:

Andrea Abbatangelo
Andrea Marcaccio
Tristesse James and Mark Jones
Tsinder Ash
Chanel Vegas
... and many more

 Music provided by: DJ Vicki Lester and more to be announced

£5 entry tickets and donations are welcome. All money raised and donated will go to the artists as reimbursement of expenses.

RSVP On Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/510033312500951/ 

An art event curated by Franko B in partnership with The Flying Dutchman London and Mori&Stein Gallery



LE CORPS, ARME ARTISTIQUE DE FRANKO B - Tracks ARTE

Feature on Franko B for TRACKS - Arte, October 2015



Watch it on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXd9npIj1yQ

Performer déluré au grand coeur, Franko B, met son corps en jeu pour critiquer la faiblesse de la condition humaine et la banalisation du sexe.

FRANKO B - Feature

Franko B: PERSONAL, POLITICAL, POETIC
Feature by Elea Himmelsbach for Artvoices Magazine (Winter 2016)
www.artvoicesmagazine.com




FRANKO B SPECIAL OPEN STUDIO EVENT - updates

FRANKO B SPECIAL OPEN STUDIO EVENT

28th November 2015, 11:00am - 6:00pm.
Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB.
https://www.facebook.com/events/697589977009043/
enquiries@franko-b.com

Special sale of stitched works on paper by Franko B, many of which were previously shown at his exhibition, Woof Woof I'm Back at the Mayor's Parlour Gallery in London earlier this year. This is a unique opportunity to buy works directly from the artist at a special price. The event is to support the realization and production of 'sleeping beauty' - a new installation / sculputural work inspired by the war in Syria and Iraq by Franko B.

UPDATE:
A series of exclusive individual T-shirts made by Jamie McLeod in collaboration with Franko B will be on sale for £25 each. Each one is screen printed by hand. They will initially be available to buy at this event only, though any unsold T-shirts will become available to buy online after the event.




UPDATE 2:
Franko B has produced a special series of stitched drawings on paper for this event. Each one is 19 x 19 cm (framed). Prices start at £90.