Jason deCaires Taylor’s most recent artworks are not displayed against a stark gallery wall, or perched on the pedestal of a contemporary building. Rather, they sit nearly 50 feet underwater off the coast of Lanzarote, in Spain’s Canary Islands. Taylor’s Museo Atlantico—“Europe’s first underwater museum”— will open to the public (that is, scuba divers and snorklers) on Feb. 25. The project, which the artist says is funded and supported by the island’s local government, will also include an underwater botanical garden.
Here, the sculpture installation The Rubicon, which Taylor describes as featuring a “group of 35 people walking toward a gate, a point of no return or a portal to another world.”