Participate Online: I Wish Your Wish
Submit your wish, and receive a wish in return.
Share the wish you receive so that your wish comes true.
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is an installation in the exhibition Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other, on view July 17 - October 16, 2011. Visitors are invited to choose from thousands of ribbons printed with wishes from past visitors to the installation and replace them with wishes of their own. It 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.
According to tradition, the wish is granted when the ribbon wears away and falls off.
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Background image: Rivane Neuenschwander, Eu desejo o seu desejo / I Wish Your Wish, 2003 (Detail). Silkscreen on fabric ribbons. Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. Juan and Pat Vergez Collection. Image courtesy of New Museum, NY. Photo by Benoit Pailley.