Underwater exhibition takes museum to new depths

By MiNDFOOD

The Rubicon/ Atlantic Museum
The Rubicon/ Atlantic Museum

A museum accessible only to snorkelers, divers and sea life is set to open in the watery depths of the Atlantic Ocean. 

According to CNN, the Atlantic Museum has begun installing a set of sculptures by international artist Jason deCaires Taylor in the ocean off the coast of the Spanish island of Lanzarote, to the west of Morocco. 

DeCaires Taylor has supplied similar sculpture installations at underwater museums in the Bahamas, Mexico and the Antilles. His work, made from environmentally friendly concrete, portrays scenes that hope to raise the awareness of environmental and ocean issues.

The sculptures are submerged at depths of between 12 and 15 metres and will eventually form part of an artificial reef, acting as a breeding site for local species.

The sculptures include one titled “Content” — showing a couple taking a sub-aquatic selfie. Another, “The Rubicon,” involves 35 human figures walking beneath the waves.

The Raft of Lampedusa/ Atlantic Museum
The Raft of Lampedusa/ Atlantic Museum

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