What fascinated me the most about the Palais de Tokyo, Contemporary Art Museum in Paris, when I visited it a few years ago, was it’s slick frontside and slick interior design and its abandoned backside. Weed, trash, construction barriers hijacked for skateboarding and tags, lots of O’Clock tags. Here no open doors invited the visitor, instead the windows of the building were closed with metal walls hiding rooms in ruins. Since 2012 graffiti officially entered this building through the exhibition “Lek et Sowat. Terrains vagues” that runs in its back stage:

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Photos (2) by Silvio Magaglio, (3) by Nicolas Gzeley from graffuturism.com