Sunday, October 24, 2010


This afternoon, we went to 59Rivoli.

Technically, I suppose it is now known as the Aftersquat 59Rivoli. It used to be squat d'artistes but was closed for a few years so it could be brought up to code and now it's been re-opened to the public. There are 20-something artists in residence as well as a number of visiting artists. 

It takes up several floors of a large building on the rue de Rivoli. The stairwell is decorated with an enormous Chinese dragon. You can go and poke around the various studios and watch the artists at work. It's a pretty amazing space. We watched a few people painting and a group of older men sitting around talking and drinking wine.

It was pretty awesome.

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