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Because of Love: Franko B’s Story



Because of Love: Franko B’s Story

A conversation between Franko B and Lois Keidan, moderated by Lavinia Filippi

Franko B is an Italian-born, London-based and internationally acclaimed artist. His new book Because of Love tells the story of his childhood in Italy in an orphanage and in the hands of his abusive family, his journey to London as a young man, his return to Italy many years later as an accomplished artist, and, in between, the story of his life and loves and his becoming an artist.

Franko’s story also offers an insight of the northern Italian provincial society in the late ’60 and ’70, and tells about specific cultural realities of London, from the late ’70 - early ’80, to today.

During the conversation Lois Keidan will explore how Franko B’s complex life experiences has influenced his artistic practice: from the use of his body and the recurrent themes of his performances, to the origin of a number of symbols that animate his drawings, installations and sculptures.


Because of Love is edited by Lois Keidan and Megan Vaughan, with a preface by Tim Etchells, designed by David Caines, illustrated by Giuditta Fullone, and published by Live Art Development Agency, 2018.

Franko B makes drawings, installations, sculptures and performances, as well as works in many other medium and disciplines. Over the years he has built up a sizable body of work and become internationally known. He lives and works in London and, is Professor of Sculpture at l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Torino and a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London.
He performed at the Colchester Arts Centre, Venice International Performance Art Week, East Street Arts Leeds, MAC Birmingham, ICA London, the South London Gallery, the Centre of Attention, Tate Modern, the Ikon Galley Birmingham, Arnolfini Bristol, The Bluecoat Liverpool, Norwich Arts Centre, Toynbee Studios, GRU Geneva, CENDEAC Murcia, Spain and The Crawford Municipal Gallery in Cork, Ireland. He has exhibited work internationally in Palermo, Zagreb, Mexico City, Milan, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Copenhagen, Madrid, Vienna, Brussels, Warsaw, Dublin and Siena.

Lois Keidan is the co-founder and co-Director of the Live Art Development Agency (LADA). LADA is a Centre for Live Art: a knowledge and research centre, a production centre for programmes and publications, and an online centre for digital experimentation and representation. Through its Projects, Opportunities, Resources and Publishing LADA works to create new artistic frameworks, legitimise unclassifiable art forms, and give agency to underrepresented artists. Previously she has been Director of Live Arts at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, responsible for national policy and provision for Performance Art at the Arts Council of Great Britain, and has worked at The Midland Group, Nottingham and Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh.

Lavinia Filippi is an art historian and curator, co-founder and co-director of Translocalia ( Previously, she lectured at the National College of Art, Lahore, curated projects in Italy, Pakistan and UK. She also founded and curated a web tv for Castello di Rivoli, Turin, and contributed as correspondent and author to Italian television RAI programmes and magazines such as Flash Art, ARTEiN, Artribune and ArtNowPakistan. Lavinia holds a MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, a degree in Art History at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, and a BA in Social Science at the Ottawa University.


Data: Ven 25 Mag 2018

Orario: Dalle 19:00 alle 20:30

Organizzato da : ICI London

Ingresso : Libero


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