Le Musee Imaginaire: on May 6, 2012, the day of the French presidential election, 12 Paris street artists take 12 hours overnight to create an illegal one-day graffiti art exhibition in central Paris.
Paris graffiti crew 1984 entered the abandoned building near to Parc des Buttes Chaumont after dark via underground tunnels for this ephemeral artist residency. Security guards who were supposed to be keeping people from squatting the building owned by electricity company EDF left the evening of May 5th, at which point the crew descended on the venue. The guards arrived the next day at the exhibition but weren’t able to close down the show, and were allegedly placated with homebaked cheesecake and quiche, and orange juice, which was on offer to visitors for voluntary cash donations.
*Credit for the audio: Tiny Feet
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