The “Rain Room” by Random International in China

The “Rain Room” by Random International in China


The „Rain Room“ has arrived in China. Thanks to the commitment of Volkswagen Group China,
and Yuz Museum Shanghai, this elaborate installation by the British-German artist collective, Random International can now be experienced on the Asian continent
for the first time ever. Museum Director Budi Tek and
Professor Dr. Jochem Heizmann, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China and
member of the executive board of Volkswagen AG, together with Klaus Biesenbach,
chief curator at the Museum of Modern Art, and director of MoMA PS1 New York,
hosted the opening of this spectacular art work. Thousands of water nozzles installed in the Rain Room
create a constant downpour. As soon as people move through the room however, the rain is interrupted precisely at these points. This highly developed digital control
provides a surreal refuge for visitors. Only the presence of viewers
completes the art installation. Its 150 square meters make it the
largest version of the room exhibited to date. The Rain Room turns art into an emotional experience, that emerges from a combination of
intelligent engineering and natural elements. Granting visitors an impressive view
on our environment with the help of digital technology. Art and culture are the driving forces behind innovation. Its the complexity of creative expression that
inspires us, stirs us, or encourages us almost every day. This force makes us ask questions, open up
new perspectives and finally stimulate progress. Volkswagen sees it as its duty
to support this progress. Art and culture promotion are a result of this idea
that led, among other things, to successful cooperations with Museum of Modern Art,
MoMA PS1 New York, and Nationalgalerie Staadtliche Museen zu Berlin.

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