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Rivane Neuenschwander, ‘Mapa Múndi/BR (Postal)’, 2007, Guggenheim Museum
Rivane Neuenschwander, ‘Mapa Múndi/BR (Postal)’, 2007, Guggenheim Museum
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Mapa Múndi/BR (Postal), 2007

Printed postcards on wood shelves
Edition 5/6
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
New York
About the work
Exhibition history
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Guggenheim Museum
New York
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Postcards 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) each; installation 35 1/2 x 102 1/2 inches (90 x 260) overall

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Postcards 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) each; installation 35 1/2 x 102 1/2 inches (90 x 260) overall

Installation view, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Coisa de Ninguém, Coisa de Todos, Rivane Neuenschwander. May 26–June 23, 2007.

Medium
Mixed Media
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Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo. Photo: … Read more
Rivane Neuenschwander
Brazilian, b. 1967
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In her handmade objects and participatory installations, Rivane Neuenschwander combines organic materials (such as plants and insects) with inorganic things (like ribbons, calendars, and packaging materials) to explore the fleeting nature of time, wishes, and dreams. One of her best known pieces, I Wish Your Wish (2003), is inspired by the Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim in Bahia, Brazil, where worshippers tie ribbons to the gate, believing that when the ribbons disintegrate, their wishes will be granted. For her piece, Neuenschwander stamped silk ribbons with wishes, mounted them to the wall, and invited viewers to exchange a written wish for a ribbon. She said about the work, “I like a sense of humor, but me myself, normally I’m more melancholy than playful … The playfulness you see is really a way of escaping my timidity.”

Rivane Neuenschwander, ‘Mapa Múndi/BR (Postal)’, 2007, Guggenheim Museum
Rivane Neuenschwander, ‘Mapa Múndi/BR (Postal)’, 2007, Guggenheim Museum
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
Guggenheim Museum
New York
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Postcards 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) each; installation 35 1/2 x 102 1/2 inches (90 x 260) overall

Read more

Postcards 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) each; installation 35 1/2 x 102 1/2 inches (90 x 260) overall

Installation view, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Coisa de Ninguém, Coisa de Todos, Rivane Neuenschwander. May 26–June 23, 2007.

Medium
Mixed Media
Image rights
Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo. Photo: … Read more
Rivane Neuenschwander
Brazilian, b. 1967
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In her handmade objects and participatory installations, Rivane Neuenschwander combines organic materials (such as plants and insects) with inorganic things (like ribbons, calendars, and packaging materials) to explore the fleeting nature of time, wishes, and dreams. One of her best known pieces, I Wish Your Wish (2003), is inspired by the Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim in Bahia, Brazil, where worshippers tie ribbons to the gate, believing that when the ribbons disintegrate, their wishes will be granted. For her piece, Neuenschwander stamped silk ribbons with wishes, mounted them to the wall, and invited viewers to exchange a written wish for a ribbon. She said about the work, “I like a sense of humor, but me myself, normally I’m more melancholy than playful … The playfulness you see is really a way of escaping my timidity.”

Mapa Múndi/BR (Postal), 2007

Printed postcards on wood shelves
Edition 5/6
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
New York
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