Creating an interior where it perpetually rains, Juan Muñoz made ‘Dublin Rain Room’ for his solo exhibition at IMMA in 1994. The scale is approximately 1/5 of the architectural scale. The work poses a subject–object problem; we are afforded the position of having a total or encompassing view of a world as represented by the space of the room – however, the subject (our self) is absent. The space between, the space which may have enabled or inhibited a kind of communication, was absolutely crucial to [Muñoz]. James Lingwood (curator of Muñoz’s solo show at IMMA in 1994)
|Medium||Wood, copper, water, perspex, pump|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Donated by the artist, 1994|
Clare Lymer photography
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Spanish sculptor Juan Muñoz moved to England in the 1970s and attended Croyden College and the Central School of Art and Design. Constructed from materials including papier-mâché, resin and bronze, Muñoz’s installations and sculptural figures seem to interact and invite the viewer to relate to them. Muñoz had a solo exhibition at IMMA in 1994. He participated in the Venice Biennale in 1986, 1993 and 1997, and was awarded Spain’s major Premio Nacional de Bellas Artes in 2000.View Artist
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