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Tulum's iconic 'Ven a la Luz' sculpture to be relocated

Most Instagrammed sculpture in Tulum closed

Sculpture with name "Ven a la luz" in Tulum
Sculpture in Tulum | "Ven a la luz"

Where is "Ven a la Luz" Sculpture in Tulum?

Get directions to Ven a Luz, wooden sculpture in Tulum here.

"Ven a la Luz", a 33 foot (10 meter) tall sculpture made with steel, wood, rope and greenery, is an artwork of the popular South African artist Daniel Popper, known for his mega-sculptures. The sculpture in Tulum was revealed for the first time at the festival "Art with Me" in 2018.

It was then relocated to the coastal road in front of the hotel Ahau where it became "hotspot" spot for tourists and Instagramers.

Tourist would wait in line and dress up in order to take some pictures in front of the iconic statue "Ven a la Luz" in Tulum.

Through its social media the hotel Ahau announced earlier this week that the sculpture, considered as one of the most Instagram worthy spots in Tulum, will be relocated.

Sadly we must close access to our “Ven la Luz Sculpture”

The social media post of the hotel is stating: "Next week, Ven la Luz will be closed to public access as we move her to a new location. She will be unveiled again as the centerpiece of Ahau Tulums new sculpture park featuring new additions of Art, its very own entrance, and separate Food & Beverage concessions! We look forward to sharing this experience with you in October.

The piece symbolizes our deep connection with Nature and ourselves. It was designed as the entrance way into the pavilion area of the festival.

On his website Daniel Popper explains what the statue is a symbol for the connection with nature and ourselves.

The inside of her body is filled with foliage and as part of the "Art with me" event it was meant to draw attention to Tulum's fragile ecosystem.


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