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Artist: Caro Jost

Caro Jost’s “Streetprints” are, in fact, real prints of traces in streets and sidewalks that were inscribed over time. For more than 15 years, the artist has been systematically traveling to major cities such as New York, Berlin, Moscow and Hong Kong to gather these traces. The exact locations for recording these remnants are selected according to certain criteria, such as their historical or art-historical significance or Jost’s own personal relationship to the particular location.

Once the exact place has been found, often after extensive research, Caro Jost uses a specially prepared canvas to record an impression of the street surface, the cracks and furrows of which then form the composition on the canvas. All the traces that people have left there over time are recorded in this imprint: the footsteps of passers-by and residents whether hasty or slow, skid marks of car tires, the movements of the city.

In the von Rettberg Gallery exhibition “Volume 3”, Caro Jost presents a selection of two-meter long, linear stelae from the series “Babalu”. These are streetprints of the floor of her Munich studio, artistically complemented with geometric structures reminiscent of Manhattan’s street grid.  >> more

Born in Munich, Germany, currently lives and works in Munich and New York
Academy of Fine Arts, Munich(Diploma Prof. Jean-Marc Bustamante, Prof. Florian Pumhösl)Art Students League, New York(among other, with Larry Poons)Literature and Law, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich (State Examinations)
Solo Shows (selection since 2010))
2017INVOICE PAINTINGS A.R., Walter Storms Galerie, Munich
2016WHITE STREET, Gallery 401contemporary, Berlin
"PANAMA PAPERWORKS", Notel/Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
"VIA STREETPRINTS: Helsinki, Vienna, Munich"
2015"FINAL TRACES", American Documentary, Palm Springs, USA
"VIA STREETPRINT", Amsterdam, Los Angeles
"FINAL TRACES", Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt
2014"FINAL TRACES", NewFilmMakers Festival, New York
"STREETPRINTS", Gallery 401contemporary, Berlin
2013"IM SPIEGEL DER STÄDTE/crosstown reflections", Galerie Oberbayern, München
2011"STREET VIEWS", Residenz, München
2010"TENTH STREET", NEW YORK, Residenz, München
Group Shows (selection since 2010)
2017"TRACES: Adam Colton, Alan Johnston, Caro Jost, Stanislav Kolíbal", Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam
2016"INVOICE PAINTINGS R.G.", Jahresgaben, Kunstverein, Munich
2015"CONCRET JUNGLE", Walter Storms Galerie, München
2014"CHUCKA CHUCKA", Kunsthalle Memmingen
"Summer Benefit", The Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York
2013"HAUPTSACHE GRAU", Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin
"POSTER CAMPAIGNE", Festival International d´Art de Toulouse, Frankreich
2012"20STUCK", Museum Villa Stuck, München
Collections and Archives (selection)
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
Jumex Collection, Mexiko
Chelsea Art Museum, New York
Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich
Barnett Newman Foundation, New York
Peggy Guggenheim Collection Archive, Venice

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