Paying to stand in rain you can’t touch
water pouring down from the ceiling but as they make their way further into the space, sensors and cameras capture their presence and ensure that the “rain” stops wherever they are. The installation has been very well received in exhibitions in London and New York. The 150 square meter room in Shanghai is significantly larger than those at previous shows.
Budi Tek, the Indonesian Chinese owner of the Yuz Museum, is an avid collector of contemporary art and he decided to introduce the art work to China largely because he identified with the idea behind it.
“Save the water, save the world,” he said, before referring to how climate change has brought floods to parts of the world and severe drought to others.
“You’re standing in the room, surrounded by the rain. But when you reach out to touch
Rain Room by artists Random International has made its Asian premiere in Shanghai.