Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans, Mexico Expedition Isla Mujeres 2014

PangeaSeed in collaboration with 1xRUN, Residencia Gorila, World Art Destinations and Juxtapoz Latin America are pleased to present Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans – Mexico Expedition. The week-long event will take place July 20-28 on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

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The mission of Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans – Mexico Expedition is simple: our goal is to raise awareness for the conservation of the ocean and greatly needed protection for the whale sharks and manta rays off the Yucatan peninsula, by means of art and creativity.

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For this pioneering project, we are collaborating with a select group of internationally acclaimed contemporary artists: Curiot, Saner, Nosego, Shark Toof, Tristan Eaton, Celeste Byers, Meggs, Cinzah Merkens, Tatiana Suárez, Hannah Stouffer, Smithe, Aaron Glasson, Yoh Nagao, Vexta and Pelucas.

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“We will offer these artists the opportunity to swim with and study whale sharks and oceanic manta rays and experience these majestic giants in their natural environment. Both of these iconic ocean animals are listed as species threatened with extinction on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. Despite the protection efforts of several countries, these animals are considered highly lucrative for the Asian shark fin trade and the growing mega aquarium trade both adding pressures on their already vulnerable populations.

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In turn, inspired by their personal animal encounters, the artists will create a series of 15 large-scale ocean-themed murals on Isla Mujeres to help educate and raise greatly needed awareness within the local and tourist communities for the plight of these animals and oceans. As a new approach to ocean conservation, marrying art and activism, we believe that the expedition has the potential to make a large impact and gain global media attention.” – Tre Packard of Pangea Seed

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