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Apr 01

Undersea Museum off Lanzarote

Undersea Museum off Lanzarote

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I am happy to recommend the following excellent article,by Raphael Mander about the statues under the sea off the coast of Lanzarote.

More than just a piece of art and a tourist attraction, Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater museum has an ecological purpose as well as making social comment which is apt for our times.

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This is the best article I have seen about this fascinating and unique site and the work of Jason deCaires Taylor:

 

Undersea Museum Keeps Fish Feeding and its Social Commentary Biting

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/ 01/22/world/europe/undersea- museum-keeps-fish-feeding-and- its-social-commentary-biting. html

 

 Some of the statues on display before being placed in the water:

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Sue Almond

March 2017

 

2 comments

  1. Pat Harrison

    I love the idea of the underwater museum and the sculptures are fabulous, reminiscent of Pompeii.
    However, if the idea is to highlight the plight of our disappearing reefs by drawing in further tourists to this site it can only be seen as a possible cause of damage to the reefs, compromising the aims of the artist .

    1. writersend

      Good point Pat. It is a protected site and can only be visited in organised groups so I guess they are trying to balance these aims. Also it is not built on an existing reef.

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