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I Wish your Wish 2003 | Courtesy: The artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and Galeria Forte Vilaça, São Paulo | Photography by Katie Bennett

21st Century Kids: Rivane Neuenschwander ‘I Wish your Wish’ 2003

Inspired by a Brazilian tradition, Rivane Neuenschwander’s vibrant installation invites visitors to tie colourful silk ribbons to their wrists that feature printed wishes on the fabric. Hundreds of the ribbons are inserted into the gallery wall to create a sea of colour and silk. According to tradition, the wish is granted when the ribbon wears away and falls off.

Categories: 21st Century Kids, Artist, Exhibition

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