1500 Giant Raindrops Hang Magically in Mid-Air


A fascinating new show just opened at Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) that brings the outside weather indoors. Internationally acclaimed Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer makes his first comprehensive museum retrospective in the United States with magical works like “Horses Dream of Horses." Reminiscent of a frozen spring shower, 1,500 plaster and resin raindrops strung on nylon filament hang magically in mid-air.

Over 10 years of Fischer's artworks are displayed in the 65,000 square feet space that are sure to surprise and delight at every turn. You can read more about what The New York Times calls "a formal exercise in high contrasts — order built from disarray, precision from destruction — presented through radical scale shifts, disharmonious color schemes and surprisingly cohesive textural oppositions," here.

The exhibition will be on view until August 19. Would love to see this particular installation in person.

Horses Dream of Horses, 2004
Plaster, resin paint, steel, nylon filament
Dimensions variable: 1,500 raindrops, each up to 6 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (17 x
7 x 7 cm)
Sammlung Ringier, Switzerland
© Urs Fischer. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich



Installations view of URS FISCHER at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, April 21 – August 19, 2013, photo by Stefan Altenburger, © Urs Fischer, Courtesy of the artist and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

MOCA website

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