Europe’s First Underwater Sculpture Museum

Finally, we have an underwater museum in Europe, precisely it can be found in Lanzarote (Spain) with Jason deCaires Taylor having his first exposition there. The museum is called Museo Atlantico, and feautires peopled with concrete casts of refugees and people taking selfies.

The Raft of Lampedusa, the modern-day concrete echo of Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa. Jason deCaires Taylor’s work has specific and in detail significance given the huge movement of refugees across the sea to Europe – and the frequent fatalities/casualties that result.

According to the Guardian, sculptures that form part of the Rubicon installation are seen on land in Lanzarote. The final piece features a fence that the figures walk towards. The piece is about the dangers of climate change and the fence marks a point of no return – the figures walk towards it looking at mobile phones and not paying attention. “H/T” Theguardian

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Photos by Jason deCaires Taylor

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

Underwater Sculpture Museum in Lanzarote

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