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Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Untitled, 2012, shelf, Velcro, shoe-lace, four framed tapestries, 59 1/2 x 35 3/8 x 31 1/2".

Ann Cathrin November Høibo

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Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Untitled, 2012, shelf, Velcro, shoe-lace, four framed tapestries, 59 1/2 x 35 3/8 x 31 1/2".

For “Christopher Burden on My Shoulders,” Ann Cathrin November Høibo’s first solo exhibition, the rigor of the stark white cube was rumpled. Two towering white aluminum shelving units obstructed the viewer’s way through the space. A pair of seashells appeared on a wall otherwise considered too narrow for art, positioned according to the precise height and alignment of the artist’s breasts; this was Høibo’s pastiche of Madonna’s famous cone brassiere, Untitled (Sea Shells), 2011. The weighed-down shoulders of the exhibition title would be a second reference to the artist’s body; a third, the bronze cast of a pair of Rollerblades (Untitled [Roller Blades], 2012), taken from the ones she wore as a teenager, barely visible on a ledge strangely high above reach.

This is an art that leaves the studio as material components and finds its shape only during installation. Høibo’s wayward

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