Rúrí – Glassrain / Glerregn
The National Gallery of Iceland
March 4th to September 17th 2023
The exhibition has been prolonged to October 1st.
Glassrain is an installation from 1984, one of the first of Rúrí‘s many works that address the theme of time and menace. Glassrain comprises 500 razor-sharp fragments of glass, each ending in a point; the glass sheets, of variable length, hang in clusters from ceiling to floor. Each piece is suspended on a clear thread, and when a visitor walks past the piece, air currents lead the glass pieces to turn on their threads.
Curator: Vigdís Rún Jónsdóttir