i wish your wish by rivane neuenschwander. so lovely.
i wish your wish will be installed in the new museum’s lobby gallery space (always open to the public free of charge). 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.
there's also an article on the entire exhibition in the new york times. can't make it to the new museum? you can submit your wishes online.