Yuz Foundation and Volkswagen Group China. Photography by Delia Keller
Following phenomenal popularity in London and New York, Rain Room opens to the public at Yuz Museum Shanghai on 1 September 2015 and will run until 31 December 2015. This is the most ambitious scale of the work to date and has been specially commissioned to fill the large-scale spaces of Yuz Museum. This site-specific version of the work is 50% larger than at previous venues.
Rain Room by Random International can be seen as an amplified representation of our environment. Upon entering, we are simultaneously exposed to and protected from the water falling all around. Within this surreal space, the sound and smell of the rain is intense, creating an immersive and intimate atmosphere. Rain Room invites visitors to become performers; through participation and perception, people complete the piece. The installation explores how human relationships to each other and to nature are increasingly mediated through technology. In Rain Room a seemingly intuitive relationship develops between visitor and artwork, man and machine.
This presentation of Rain Room at Yuz Museum Shanghai is inspired by an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large, MoMA with Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery, and supported by Volkswagen Group America.