Aktion 398

One-to-one performance

(1998 - 2002)

© 2015 Franko B and the contributors


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press release:

The work of Franko B is about being exposed and naked, with nowhere to go and nowhere to hide. His work consistently takes an unshirking look at the body as a canvas and as an unmediated and unrefined site of representation for the beautiful, the untouchable, the unspeakable, the ignorant and for the pain, the love, the hate, the loss, the power and the fears of the human condition.

Aktion 398 involves a one-to-one confrontation with the artist in a specially constructed room in the centre of the gallery. The audience book a time slot in advance, take a number and sit in a waiting area before being led individually into the room by one of Franko B’s assistants.



• Casa de America, Madrid, Spain

• Fierce Festival, Warwick Arts Centre, UK


• Klaus Englehorn 20, Vienna, Austria

• Toynbee Studios, London, UK

• National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, UK


• Zurich, Switzerland

• Infinito Ltd., Turin, Italy


• South London Gallery, UK


• Luciano Iga-Pin, Milan, Italy

• Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico


Come into My Parlour >

Emma Safe [the Guardian] (May 2002)

• Franko B at the Centre of Attention >

Steve Slocombe [Sleazenation] (February 2000)

related works:

Aktion 893 (Why Are You Here?) >

Photographic Prints >

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