Why are all these vacationers at the bottom of a swimming pool? Are we looking at a holidaying civilization of merpeople? Is this a shot from the newest Clark Griswold flick? What the heck is going on here?

Never fear, dear readers! This is just Argentian artist Leandro Erlich's The Swimming Pool at The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. What you're seeing is 10 cm of water poured over a large glass slab, which makes it look like all these poor art-lovers have checked into Davy Jones' Locker.

Why Are All These Happy Tourists Drowning?


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Why Are All These Happy Tourists Drowning?


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Why Are All These Happy Tourists Drowning?


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Why Are All These Happy Tourists Drowning?


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Why Are All These Happy Tourists Drowning?


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Why Are All These Happy Tourists Drowning?


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