LADA FESTIVE FAIR 2019


Franko B will have a stall selling small artworks, including stitched drawings and ceramic figures at this year's LADA Festive Fair:

8 December 2019, 12:00 - 18:00
Live Art Development Agency, The Garrett Centre 117A Mansford Street, E2 6LX London

thisisliveart.co.uk/whats-on/lada-festive-fair-2019-1/

Free to attend, come and go at any time, free festive drinks and snacks will be served

Please join us as we host 25 exciting stalls run by local artists, activists and social action groups selling a huge variety of things and promoting a range of campaigns around social and environmental justice.

Franko B: UNLOVED - review

Review of Franko B's solo show, Unloved at Rua Red, Dublin by Moran Been-noon in The Sunday Times Best of What's On, November 17th 2019

thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/the-best-of-whats-on-this-week-8bpfdp8x0


Franko B: Unloved, curated by a/political
Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin
24 19th October - 13th December 2019 ruared.ie/gallery/exhibition/unloved










PASSIONE BI-POLARE - group exhibition in Venice

Exhibition of students, staff and artists from l'Academia Albertina di Belle Art di Torino, curated by Edoardo Di Mauro, Gabriele Romeo and Laura Valle.

16th - 29th November 2019

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito, Dorsoduro 2826, 30123, Venezia

https://www.comune.venezia.it/content/passione-bi-polare
https://www.facebook.com/events/574585799983369/


Franko B: UNLOVED - video of the performance at Rua Red, Dublin


Performance by Franko B at the opening of his solo show, Unloved at Rua Red, Dublin, 18th October 2019

Franko B: Unloved, curated by a/political
Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24
19th October - 13th December 2019
ruared.ie/gallery/exhibition/unloved


Franko B: UNLOVED - review


Review by Cac O'Day for Circa Art Magazine of Franko B's solo show and performance, Unloved at Rua Red, Dublin [read it here >]

circaartmagazine.net/cac-oday-franko-b/

Franko B: Unloved, curated by a/political.
Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24 -
19th October - 13th December 2019 ruared.ie/gallery/exhibition/unloved


A DIFFERENT KIND OF ORDER - Fourth blog post from the Writers in Residence programme at the Franko B Archive


As part of the Wellcome Trust funded project Challenging Archives: Delivering research access, public engagement and the curatorial care of the Franko B archive, writers-in-residence Mary Paterson and Maddy Costa are engaging creatively with the Franko B archive as it is catalogued, conserved and made accessible. This is the fourth in a series of blog posts reflecting on the complex set of challenges the Franko B archive poses, the archival process, and the ways in which the archive might inspire new creative work. Franko B’s artistic practice explores issues such as the limits of the body and the human condition, dealing with pain, suffering, abuse of power, empathy, eroticism, and sexuality in contemporary culture.
Read the post here >

Franko B's Archive is held as part of the Live Art Archives at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection.


UNLOVED - photos from the exhibition at Rua Red, Dublin



Franko B's solo exhibition, Unloved, curated by a/political.
Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24 - 19th October - 13th December 2019
http://www.ruared.ie/gallery/exhibition/unloved


UNLOVED - promo video


Franko B - UNLOVED, curated by a/political. Rua Red, Dublin, 19th October - 13th December 2019 - ruared.ie/gallery/exhibition/unloved


Franko B: UNLOVED - Exhibition and performance at Rua Red, Dublin



Franko B Unloved - Curated by a/political
19th October - 13th December 2019
Opening and performance - 18th October at 6pm (RSVP >)
Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24 info@ruared.ie
http://www.ruared.ie/gallery/exhibition/unloved

Marking the opening of the exhibition, on 18 October, Franko B will deliver UNLOVED - a one-off performance at Rua Red. The performance, featuring the works from the series Homage to the New World Order, 2017, manifests the artist’s violent resistance against institutional abuse and negligence.

Franko B has championed the rights of the “unloved” since his seminal bleeding performances in the 1990s. At the present, when Ireland is interrogating the Church and the State for the abuse of thousands of children and adults, the artist confronts us with his advocacy on behalf of those let down by the institutions designed to help them. [Continue reading >>>]



LOGOS MUNDI - group exhibition in Matera presented by Arte per le Marche


ARTE PER LE MARCHE MATERA 2019, as part of its review, presents LOGOS MUNDI

Curated by Antonella Ventura

Franko B, Palmalisa Zantedeschi, Milica Jankovic ,Ombretta Buongarzoni, Ado Brandimarte, Ciro Rispoli

4th - 31st October 2019

Presso Ipogeo Matera Sum
Recinto XX Settembre, 7 Matera
+39 366/2859653

More information: https://www.eventiculturalimagazine.com/comunicati-stampa/arte-le-marche-matera-2019-nellambito-della-sua-rassegna-presenta-logos-mundi/


FRANKO B IN CONVERSATION WITH WILL ST LEGER - Redline Book Festival, Dublin


Franko B is an internationally acclaimed artist who works in performance as well as many other mediums. In conjunction with his new exhibition, Unloved, he will be discussing his life, work and memoir, Because of Love, with artist and activist, Will St Leger.

Unloved will be available to view in Rua Red from 19th October to 13th December, with an opening on 18th October from 6pm - 8pm.


Friday 11th October, 7pm, Rua Red, €8/€5
tickets:redlinebookfestival.ie/programme/franko-b-in-conversation-with-will-st-leger


Franko B: UNLOVED - exhibition in Dublin


Franko B: UNLOVED
Solo exhibition at Rua Red, Dublin

19th October - 13th December 2019

Rua Red, Tallaght, Dublin 24














In Response to Maddy, Katrina, Ash - Third blog post from the Writers in Residence programme at the Franko B Archive


As part of the Wellcome Trust funded project Challenging Archives: Delivering research access, public engagement and the curatorial care of the Franko B archive, writers-in-residence Mary Paterson and Maddy Costa are engaging creatively with the Franko B archive as it is catalogued, conserved and made accessible. This is the third in a series of blog posts that will reflect on the complex set of challenges the Franko B archive poses, the archival process and Franko B’s artistic practice which explores issues such as the limits of the body and the human condition, dealing with pain, suffering, abuse of power, empathy, eroticism, and sexuality in contemporary culture.
Read the post here >

Franko B's Archive is held as part of the Live Art Archives at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection.


FRANKO B IN CONVERSATION WITH MARY PATERSON AND MADDY COSTA - Bristol


The University of Bristol Theatre Collection and Theatre Department invite you to join Franko B in a conversation led by Maddy Costa and Mary Paterson. The Theatre Collection is currently undertaking the Wellcome funded project, Challenging Archives, to catalogue, conserve and make accessible the extraordinary archive of artist, curator and teacher Franko B. Throughout the project, writers-in-residence Maddy Costa and Mary Paterson are thinking about the archive and its encounter with the institution, in dialogue with students, researchers, archivists and other members of the university. You can find their project blog pages here. Mary, Maddy and Franko will use items from the archive as the starting point for discussion.

2nd July 2019, 16:00-17:30
Seminar room 3.5, Faculty of Arts, Vandyck Building, Bristol BS8 1UP
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/franko-b-in-conversation-with-mary-paterson-and-maddy-costa-tickets-63330311667


SMALL WORKS FOR SALE TO RAISE MONEY FOR NEW SCULPTURE


A series of small works by Franko B, including stitched drawings on paper and a selection of ceramic figures from the 'Sinful Children' Series are now available to buy from Franko B's Etsy Shop >

These works are being sold to raise money for a new sculpture work, For Our Sins, which will be produced 2019-2020.


https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FrankoBStudio


THE FUTURE IS NEVER TOO FAR - group show curated by Franko B


Group exhibition curated by Franko B

Riccardo Costantini Contemporary, via Giovanni Giolitti 51, 10123, Torino, Italy

14th June - 10th September 2019

Raffaele Cirianni Elena Radovix Gaia Novellati Marco Paganini Giuseppe Mulas Dede Varetto Davide Damato Hamit Kola Lucia Corino Elena Mantello Annaclara Di Biase Chiara Cadei Andrea Rinaudo Lisa Redetti Francesca Malvaso


TOUCH: Perspectives from the Medical Humanities - exhibition in Bristol


10th-13th June 2019
Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft
Space
17-25 Jamaica Street Bristol

Students on the intercalated BA in Medical Humanities have brought together works, videos and talks from a variety of artists, academics, and care professionals based in and around Bristol which explore touch from these three perspectives. 

Curated works include: images of works from the Franko B. archive (with grateful thanks for the permission); works arising out of the collaboration between Georgina Morley (critical care nurse and PhD) and Annie Sharon Fox (artist and art psychotherapist) exploring moral distress; a curated playlist for the exhibition by Yuki Ame; a talk by Dr Alan Kellas on Thursday afternoon; street art going up on the wall by The Bad Doctor; and more to come.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/touch-perspectives-from-the-medical-humanities-tickets-61751801300