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The underwater  Museum Lanzarote “Museo Atlántico”

The underwater Museum Lanzarote ” Museo Atlántico” has been conceived as a place to promote education and preserve and protect the marine and natural environment as an integral part of the system of human values. Jason deCaires Tayor sends us a latent message in his work: the defence of the oceans. This museum project is creating a huge artificial reef made up of a series of pH neutral cement sculptures which, over time, will help the marine biomass flourish and facilitate the reproduction of species on the island.

Location

The museum is 12 metres deep down pristine waters near the south coast of Lanzarote, in the Bahía de Las Coloradas, a place that was chosen mainly due to the physical characteristics of its sea bottom. It covers a 2,500-square-metre surface that divers and scuba divers will have access to. The museum will be a tourist and cultural attraction.

An Underwater Museum. From galleries to an underwater world

Jason deCaires Taylor has created mysterious underwater worlds where art evolves as a consequence of the effects of nature. Greek mythology already used the ocean as a metaphor for the origins of humanity, embryonic waters, where gods such as Zeus and Aphrodite were born. Humans have developed surrounded by two third parts of a relatively unknown surface.

In the context of arts, this underwater world has been physically untouchable to date, impossible to experiment with in its true essence. A gravity that is watery and private at once.

A connection between humans and nature, present in the work of the artist, with a romantic and apocalyptic touch that questions our future.

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