Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Wrists wish exhibition

RIVANE NEUENSCHWANDER, I WISH YOUR WISH 2003/2010: wear someone's wish & replace it with your own.
Wish Your Wish
installed in the lobby gallery as part of the exhibition "Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other". Visitors are invited to select ribbons printed with a wish to tie around their wrists. When the ribbon falls off, tradition has it that one's wish will be fulfilled. Visitors may write another wish and place it in the empty hole. This work of art is based on a similar practice that takes place at the church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim (Our Lord of the Good End) in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Rivane Neuenschwander prepares ribbons printed with wishes for “I Wish Your Wish,” part of a show of her art opening Wednesday at the New Museum.

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