Underwater Pavilions: A Symbol and Catalyst for the Cause

A collaboration between Doug Aitken and Parley for the Oceans

Presented in partnership with MOCA Los Angeles



Underwater Pavilions is artist Doug Aitken’s large-scale installation and collaboration with Parley consisting of three temporary sculptures submerged beneath the water's surface. As a symbol and catalyst for the Parley Deep Space Program, the sculptures provide a portal into the marine realm that swimmers, snorkelers, and scuba divers can swim through and experience.

Merging the language of contemporary architecture, land art, and ocean awareness, the Underwater Pavilions are a living artwork with a vibrant ecosystem — one that invites the viewer to author a personal narrative in the exploration and protection of the oceans.

Underwater Pavilions was open to the public as a cultural destination in Avalon, California, from December 4, 2016 - January 31, 2017.  They will reopen soon, at a new location, in a new ocean.










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