The first set of sculptures has been installed in museo atlantico — the first underwater contemporary art museum in europe and the atlantic ocean. 14 meters beneath the clear blue waters off the coast of lanzarote, artist jason decaires taylor has fixed a series of sculptural installations to the ocean floor. alongside a collection of figurative works that depict poignant global matters, the underwater gallery also comprises a sunken botanical garden, which responds to the region’s long standing relationship with art and nature. beginning on february 25, 2016, the museum will be open to snorkelers and divers.
‘the rubicon’ features a collection of 35 figures that walk towards a gate
the main installation spans the seabed
realistic human details and carefully carved clothing make the figures appear as if they have been frozen in time
the underwater sculpture depicts a haunting representation of the ongoing refugee crisis