Imperium is a narrative interpretation of the eponymous exhibition by Benjamin Installé at Botanique. In this exhibition, Benjamin Installé displayed ambitious painting, which occupied the entirety of the Botanique Gallery. Somewhere between a large-scale historical scene, the backdrop of a play and cymatium mouldings, the focal piece of the exhibition represents a deserted space, littered with objects that have clearly been left behind by their owners and await their hypothetical return. The occupants of the painting—artists, construction workers, delivery workers or homeless people—have gone. They might have simply left their place of work at the end of the day, or perhaps we arrive just after the party has ended and everyone has already gone home to nurse a hangover.