DEATH & ROMANCE IN THE XXI CENTURY + FORMS & OBJECTS

 

Opening 24th September 2016: DEATH & ROMANCE IN THE XXI CENTURY - a major exhibition of new work by Franko B curated by Maurizio Coccia, plus FORMS & OBJECTS - a group show curated by Franko B at Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary - Centre for Contemporary Art, Via B P Riccardi, Trevi (Perugia), Umbria, Italy

Both exhibitions continue until 27th November 2016

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DIPINGERE IL PRESENTE


DIPINGERE IL PRESENTE - touring group exhibition of 16 Italian and 16 Chinese artists, curated by Fang Zhenning and Alessandro Demma.

Silk Road International Cultural Expo (SRICE), Dunhuang, China
Opening 20th and 21st September 2016
Exhibition continues until 7th October 2016

Italian artists: Massimiliano Galliani; Daniele Galliano; Paolo Gonzato; Corinna Gosmaro; Silvia Hell; Paolo Leonardo; Mariangela Levita; Pierpaolo Lista; Marco Neri; Pierluigi Pusole; Alessandro Sarra; Giancarlo Scagnolari.

Chinese artists: Cang Xin; Chen Haoyang; Chen Wenling; Han Yansong; He Wenjue; Huang Ying; Li Di; Li Lei; Liu Jianfeng; Meng Luding; Tao Na & Cong Xiao; Wang Yun; Zhang Xinyu; Zhang Yanzi; Zhang Zhaohui; Zhou Yangming.

http://www.artemagazine.it/mostre/arte-contemporanea/item/2297-in-cina-con-dipingere-il-presente-artisti-italiani-e-cinesi-a-confronto#gallery-1334



DEATH & ROMANCE - Public presentation by the 16 participants

DEATH & ROMANCE - a workshop with Franko B

Public presentation by the 16 participants

3rd September 2016, 17:00

Complesso Museale si San Francesco, Trevi (Perugia), Italy.

Presented by Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary - Centre for Contemporary Art, Trevi.

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This workshop precedes DEATH & ROMANCE IN THE XXI CENTURY - a solo exhibition by Franko B curated by Maurizio Coccia and FORMS & OBJECTS - a group exhibition curated by Franko B at Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary - Centre for Contemporary Art, Trevi (Perugia), Italy - both of which open on the 24th November 2016.

www.palazzolucarini.it



DEATH & ROMANCE - photos

DEATH & ROMANCE - a workshop lead by Franko B at Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary - Centre for Contemporary Art, Trevi (Perugia), Umbria, Italy.

29th August - 3rd September 2016
Public presentation: 3rd september, 18.00 | Via Beato Placido Riccardi | Trevi

More information: https://robertamelasecca.wordpress.com/2016/09/02/un-workshop-con-franko-b-death-and-romance/

Photographs by Riccardo Dogana





MILK & BLOOD - performance at MAC, Birmingham

Franko B will perform MILK & BLOOD at MAC Birmingham on Thursday 13th October 2016

Tickets: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/franko-b-milk-blood



Pioneering performance artist Franko B returns to Birmingham with an uncompromising performance that responds to personal traumas, societal ills, corrupt politics and barbaric conflict. Milk will bleed, but blood is still the story.

franko-b.com/milk_and_blood.html



FRANKO B LECTURE



Franko B will be giving a 'master class' [lecture] about his work on 26th August 2016, as part of the Contemporary Festival di Musica e Arte d'Avanguardia in Cagliari, Sardinia

6.30 pm, Ex Montegranatico | Via Vittorio Emanuele 80 | Donori (CA)

http://www.comunicadesidera.com/news/1/223/Contemporary_Festival-di-musica-e-arte-d’avanguardia---IV-Edizione



NEW T-SHIRTS

A series of new designs have been added to Franko B's T-shirt store.

buy them here: https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/franko-b/





EVENTS AT PALAZZO LUCARINI - reminder

A reminder of Franko B's events at Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary - Centre for Contemporary Art, Trevi, Italy this Autumn:

      



DEATH & ROMANCE IN THE XXI CENTURY
24th September - 27th November 2016
A major solo exhibition of new work by Franko B, curated by Maurizio Coccia.


FORMS & OBJECTS
24th September - 27th November 2016
A group exhibition curated by Franko B.
Exhibiting artists: Andrea Abbatangelo, James Bullimore, Marco Cingolani, Sebastiano Dammone Sessa, Giuseppe Lana, Andrea Marcaccio, Marco Paganini, Thomas Qualmann, Annalisa Riva


DEATH & ROMANCE: A WORKSHOP WITH FRANKO B
A journey through the Personal, Political and Poetic
29th August - 3rd September 2016
An intensive workshop for sixteen young artists working closely with Franko B.
Applications now closed.

http://www.palazzolucarini.it




PERMANENT INSTALLATION AT THE FOUNDRY

An installation made from the props from Franko B's performance, Because of Love (2012-2014) and one of his black paintings are now on permanent display at The Foundry, Rue de la Fonderie, Maubourguet, Midi-Pyrenees, France.

http://www.thefoundry.fr



Photographs by Petr Davydtchenko





DIPINGERE IL PRESENTE

DIPINGERE IL PRESENTE - Group exhibition of 16 Italian and 16 Chinese artists, curated by Alessandro Demma

6th - 26th August 2016

Peninsula Art Museum, Weihai, China

http://www.igav-art.org/mostre/dettaglio/sez/3/id/67



Taking its cue from the long, shared visual history of Italy and China, the exhibition aims to analyse the problems and demands of contemporary life and the tools that may be used to de-codify it from the inside of the pictorial space, interpreted as a place both physical and mental – one of the most important and complex themes of today’s art. 

Italian Artists in the exhibition: Andrea Aquilanti; Franko B; Fabrizio cotognini; Alberto Di Fabio; Massimiliano Galliani; Daniele Galliano; Paul Gonzato; Corinna Gosmaro; Silvia Hell; Paolo Leonardo; Mariangela Levita; Pierpaolo List; Marco Blacks; Pierluigi Pusole; Alessandro Sarra; Giancarlo Scagnolari.

 Chinese Artists: Cang Xin; Chen Haoyang; Chen Wenling; Han Yansong; He Wenjue; Huang Ying; Of them; Lei Li; Liu Jianfeng; Meng Luding; Tao Na & Cong Xiao; Wang Yun; Zhang Xinyu; Zhang Yanzi; Zhang Zhaohui; Zhou Yangming.



FRANKO B - interview

Franko B interviewed by Sean Ketteringham for Corridor 8 after his performance, MILK & BLOOD at the Bluecoat, Liverpool, July 2016.

http://www.corridor8.co.uk/online/interview-franko-b/

[…] the language is part of my body. My performance, or my image-making, is connected with language or texts; it’s a kind of a mix of things that are going on, sometimes more consciously, sometimes less consciously, but I think they are part of the work. I think they’re part of who you are. [… Continue reading >]

franko-b.com/milk_and_blood.html



FRANKO B - interview

Franko B: ‘An artist’s job is not to suffer, but to ask questions on what it’s like to be alive’ 

Interview by Jessica Greenall for artinliverpool.com, ahead of Franko B's performance, MILK & BLOOD at The Bluecoat (July 2016).

http://www.artinliverpool.com/featured-artist-franko-b/



www.franko-b.com/milk_and_blood.html



MILK & BLOOD - review

Review of MILK & BLOOD by C. James Fagan

The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 28th July 2016

http://confusedguff.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/franko-b-milk-and-blood-bluecoat.html



[…] Once we are all seated, we wait, in tense silence. It’s a small space, dim but light enough to see the other members of the audience. We wait, as does the punching bag. Are we expecting violence to break the silence? [… Continue reading >]

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



MILK & BLOOD - photos

Franko B's performance, MILK & BLOOD at Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016

Photos by Hugo Glendinning:



Photos by Sarah Hickson:



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



MILK & BLOOD - review

Review of MILK & BLOOD (at Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016) by Mary Paterson.

http://marypaterson.tumblr.com/post/148007736049/review-milk-and-blood-franko-b



'The room is dark. So dark, you can’t see the edges. The floor bleeds into the walls, the walls bleed into the ceiling, the faces bleed into the black. A single row of chairs is arranged in a square, facing inwards. In the centre of the room is the only source of light – a spot-lit punch bag, glistening gold, swaying softly, suspended from the ceiling.' [… Continue reading >]


MILK & BLOOD will next be performed at The Bluecoat, Liverpool on 28th July 2016, and the performance will be preceded by an artist talk by Franko B on 27th July.

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



MILK & BLOOD - review

It's No Use Crying Over Spilt Milk

Review by Nisha Ramayya for Exuent Magazine, July 2016

http://exeuntmagazine.com/reviews/review-milk-blood-rich-mix/



[…] In Milk and Blood, loss and suffering are consequences of social, political, and historical inequalities and injustices. The performance conveys the artist’s immersion within the world and his attempt to expose its structures. Positioned as spectators, the audience is invited to realise our own complicity as milk splashes our feet.  [… continue reading >]


MILK & BLOOD will next be performed at The Bluecoat, Liverpool on 28th July 2016, and the performance will be preceded by an artist talk by Franko B on 27th July.

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



LOIS KEIDAN IN CONVERSATION WITH FRANKO B

Lois Keidan in conversation with Franko B ahead of his performance, MILK & BLOOD (at Rich Mix, London, 10th July 2016, The Bluecoat, Liverpool 28th July 2016, and touring the UK later in 2016-17).

More information about the performance: http://www.franko-b.com/milk_and_blood.html

Broadcast on Resonance FM, 6th July 2016





STITCHED HEART - photos

Photographs from Franko B: STITCHED HEART - exhibition curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti at NonostanteMarras, Milan, 15th June - 10th September 2016

Review: http://www.nerospinto.it/franko-b-mostra-a-milano