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Franco Art Exhibit

Franco Art Exhibit - James Franco took time out of preparing for the Oscars – where he'll be doing double duty as both host and best actor nominee for 127 Hours– to open the first European exhibition of his artwork in Berlin.

"I've been spending most weekends in L.A. shooting pre-taped stuff for the Oscars and this is the first weekend I wasn't doing that," Franco told The Hollywood Reporter at the Peres Projects gallery opening of The Dangerous Book Four Boys on Saturday night.

Franco first displayed his photographs, films and installation pieces at a New York show last year. He said the work – which includes a direct-to-camera video of him talking with a rubber penis on his nose and mocking the process of film making – allowed him to explore other aspects of acting not available to him in his Hollywood roles.

"If, in a commercial film, if I am acting that draws attention to the fact I am acting, you'd probably say that was bad acting," Franco said. "But in this world, I can act in different ways, in ways that draw attention to the performance. I can act in silly ways, wear wacky costumes, I can present it on multiple screens, in different structures. In that way, I can address the audience on difference levels."

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