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.