Berlin meet Franco… James Franco

  James FRANCO,  Bill & Tenn , 2007 (video still)

James FRANCO, Bill & Tenn, 2007 (video still)

If you haven’t heard enough of him running around LA and NY’s contemporary art scene, aside from fogging up the film screens, he is making his first serious solo debut into international boundaries that is Peres Projects Berlin. If you thought that James was going through just an art phase, he’s not, he has the backing from the head of MOCA and the Venice Biennial, giving him the street art cred he deserves. Franco will recreate an elaboration on the “Dangerous Book Four Boys” exhibition that he displayed over the summer in New York at Alanna Heiss’s Clocktower, along with new drawings and photographs that will open this February 11th in Berlin.

Javier Peres who represents the most contemporary of them all, Agathe Snow, Dan Colen, Terrence Koh, and late Dash Snow, takes a chance on presenting the performance artist and his artistic gratitudes through multiple mediums of installation art. Although, long time art comrades, Peres realized that Franco’s seriousness was on the real, allowing him to play on a fair game field showing in Berlin, which seemed more appealing than showing in the states. His celebrity stature will not be judged as his art, but you can definitely see for yourself with a sneak peek overview of the exhibition works at www.peresprojects.com
Wouldn’t you like to get caught in a burning house with Franco? He has configured all the elements of contemporary art, Germany may perceive him well!

  Burning House, 2009 (video still)    

Burning House, 2009 (video still)

 

  The Dangerous Book Four Boys, 2010 (installation view)    

The Dangerous Book Four Boys, 2010 (installation view)

 

  Dicknose in Paris, 2008 (video still)    

Dicknose in Paris, 2008 (video still)

 

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