James Franco, still from Brad Renfro Forever, 2011. Featuring James Franco, Scott Haze, Mark Mahoney, and Jim Parrack. 26 minutes, projection with sound.
He's an actor, he's a writer, he's a director, an artist... is there anywhere Mr Franco won't dip his nib? We got our hands on his latest exhibition at MoCA, LA.
Culture blog Flavorwire highlighted a preview of the new exhibition, which is open now at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and runs through until 23-June-2011. Definitely something to check out if you're in the LA area in the next month!
James Franco, still from Death of Natalie Wood, 2012. Various lengths, four-channel film with isolated sound.
Though Franco has been criticised in the past for venturing down so many creative paths (his 2010 publication of short stories Palo Alto: Stories - which was slated by a Publishers Weekly review, stating "The author fails to find anything remotely insightful to say in these 11 amazingly underwhelming stories.") we like the look of this multimedia exhibition which is an ode to Nicholas Ray's Rebel Without a Cause (1955).
The exhibition consists of work by Franco as well as work by and collaborations with Ed Ruscha, Paul McCarthy, Damon McCarthy, Harmony Korine, Aaron Young, Douglas Gordan, Galen Pehrson and controversial photographer Terry Richardson.
Harmony Korine, still from Caput, 2011. Featuring James Franco and Eddie Peel. Scored by Ho Ho Click and IO Echo. 6 minutes, digital video with sound.
'Rebel' is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles until 23-Jun-2012. For more information head to moca.org.