Rain Room / EXPO 1 at MoMA

12/05/2013 - 28/07/2013
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Rain Room is on view at The Museum of Modern Art, courtesy of RH, Restoration Hardware. EXPO 1: New York is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Rain Room will be presented at The Museum of Modern Art from May 12 through July 28, 2013. A large-scale environment by Random International, Rain Room is a field of falling water that pauses wherever a human body is detected—offering visitors the experience of controlling the rain. The presentation of Rain Room at The Museum of Modern Art is a major component of EXPO 1: New York, a large-scale festival exploring ecological challenges. Using digital technology, Rain Room is a carefully choreographed downpour—a monumental work that encourages people to become performers on an unexpected stage, while creating an intimate atmosphere of contemplation.The presentation of Rain Room at The Museum of Modern Art is the US premiere of the monumental installation, and follows its debut at Barbican Centre in London (October 2012-March 2013).

 

The studio wishes to use this opportunity to thank the following people & organisations without whom Rain Room couldn’t have been coming to MoMA:

Stuart & Maxine Frankel for their visionRain Room is on view at The Museum of Modern Art, courtesy of RH, Restoration Hardware. EXPO 1: New York is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Klaus Biesenbach, Glenn Lowry and Hans Ulrich Obrist for making the impossible happen

Holly Baxter, Gary Friedman and Carlos Alberini for their bold trust

Natalie Kovacs for her tireless enthusiasm and sharp perspective

Angela, Tunji, Alice, David, Henry, Rebecca, Vinnie and Ramona for their unbelievable support

Everybody at the Barbican Centre in London for setting the standard

Loic & Julien for making the leap of  faith 5 years ago

Tom, Celine & Chrissa for making us presentable

Judy for her patient and wise guidance

As winners of the 2010 W Hotels Designers of the Future Award, rAndom International is grateful for the continued support of W Hotels during our time in New York City. Thanks Michael!