I was recently referred to the glorious work of Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander, now on view at the New Museum downtown. After seeing the above piece, entitled 'I Wish Your Wish', I almost died. The bright colors and intriguing idea behind this installation make it a 'must see' for me.
"At the church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil the faithful tie silk ribbons to their wrists and to the gates of the church, and, according to tradition, their wishes are granted when the ribbons wear away and fall off. For Neuenschwander’s installation I Wish Your Wish at the New Museum, hundreds of similar ribbons will be printed with visitors’ wishes from past projects, and will hang from the gallery walls. Visitors will be invited to remove a ribbon, tie it to their wrist, and replace it with a new wish written on slip of paper, continuing the project that keeps generating new ribbons and dreams."
So cool! The show is up until September 19. Find out more information here.