A group of artists calling themselves 'Da! Collective' have taken over a £6 million six-story mansion in London's exclusive Mayfair area by posing as builders, and are now squatting there while turning it into a walk-in art installation.
There is now a black anarchist flag flapping from the first-floor balcony, the locks have been changed and the group has reconnected the utilities.
Despite widespread media coverage in the UK over the past month, apparently there has still been no word on the matter from the owners of the property.
£6m House Becomes Squatters' Art Installation
1. Squatting Art Installations - Opportunity for artists to use vacant properties as creative spaces and challenge traditional art gallery settings.
2. Anarchist Activism - Growing trend of artists using provocative methods to challenge socio-political norms and institutions.
3. Unauthorized Occupancy - Opportunity for legal and security industries to develop innovative solutions to prevent unauthorized occupancy of properties.
1. Art - Art industry can adapt to support and promote alternative art forms and unconventional exhibition spaces.
2. Media - Media industry can cover and amplify the stories of anarchist artists, creating dialogue and provoking thought.
3. Real Estate - Real estate industry can explore new strategies for vacancy management and property protection to avoid unauthorized occupancy.