Reading Franko B: Moments in Love is an exhibition examining the contents of Live Art artist Franko B's archive.

The exhibition is a fragmented narrative of his creative and personal histories, asking: who is Franko B? What do we perceive about his identity through the archive? What relationships does this provoke between audience, document and artist? ... Why do we fall in love with him?

Curated by PhD researcher Cara Davies, in association with the Theatre Collection, the exhibition will showcase a diverse range of the documents in Franko’s archive, challenging what they embody and disseminate about his artistic practice and the contexts he works in.

This will be the Theatre Collection’s first ever exhibition from the Live Art Archives and in particular the Franko B archive. Franko's archive has been housed at the Theatre Collection since 2008, and hosts an extensive set of documents, which not only preserve official documentation of Franko’s performances/visual artworks/exhibitions, etc. (from the 1980s to 2008) but also documents of a bureaucratic nature, his personal life and the wider cultural/political context of the time they were created.

The Theatre Collection would be delighted if you could join us for Reading Franko B: Moments in Love. **** Please note though this exhibition contains material of a challenging nature. Under 18s may be permitted by prior arrangement only.

The exhibition is open:

Thursday 14th March to Friday 12th April 2013
(Closed Friday 29th March to Tues 2nd April)

Mondays: 12pm to 4pm
Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 4pm

Venue University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, BS1 5LY

Admission Free, no booking required.

For further information
Telephone: +44 (0)117 331 5086 

This exhibition is part of Cara Davies' practice-led research PhD and is supported by the University of Bristol’s AHRC-funded project Performing Documents