Rivane Neuenschwander Opening The New Museum (PHOTOS)

06/24/2010 09:01 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander's survey opened on Tuesday at the New Museum. More hodgepodge than exhibition, "A Day Like Any Other" features barroom detritus and other found curios, along with a carpet that looks like it's been tilled by a John Deere.

The self-consciously quotidian fair on display mostly suffers from a failure to ignite. But the installation "Rain Rains," a collection of leaky buckets hanging like an obstacle course, glimmers with childlike whimsy.

Another installation, "I Wish Your Wish," offers up a diverting take on a Brazilian Catholic tradition of miracle ribbons; different ribbons presage the future acquisition of turtles, world peace or magic powers.

Rivane Neuenschwander Exhibit Opening At New Museum