They invited 40 French graffiti artist and photographers, old and new school, to work with them for a day or a week. For a year, in a great secret they created the mausoleum. In the destroyed building with a lot of dirt, abandoned pieces of cars and personal objects from the homeless that use to live there, the artists found a paradise for graffiti art: white walls.
Amazing and huge abstract and figurative graffiti was painted during the residence, putting the roots of the street art in deep connections with its means of existence: sub-culture.
To present us this incredible project “Mausolée” the artists made a movie and a beautiful book (Mausolée – edited by Alternatives). Both were showed in a great installation, inspired by the artist residence and also with some objects that they captured from the abandoned supermarket. The exhibition took place in a 200m2 site under-construction residential building last weekend. Congratulations Sowat and Lek!