Caro Jost
(German, b. 1965)

Artist and filmmaker Caro Jost lives and works in Munich and New York. Her basic artistic theme: the documentation of time, space and events, the search for traces of the past and placing them in a current, contemporary context. In 2000 she started her long-term project STREETPRINTS in New York. Using a special, self-developed technique to capture traces of the past, she takes real imprints of streets and sidewalks on canvas from so far over 70 cities worldwide. She also creates photo- and film documentaries, like the 2014 produced film “Final Traces of the Abstract Expressionists“ about the former artist studios of the Abstract Expressionists in New York.

藝術上的 Appropriation 挪用,是適當地使用既有存在的物件及圖像,借用它、 採用它做出意義上的轉化,挪用的開端及翹楚是 Marcel Duchamp 使用 readymades 現成物的概念,僅透過選擇工業產品及展示的過程來傳達藝術意 義。自此之後,達達主義(Dada) Robert Rauschenberg 等藝術家都採用了非傳 統的材料納入自己的作品。進到 1990 年代後的數位時代,不斷蛻變與進化的科 技更讓藝術挪用的方式更加擴展,各式各樣的訊息、媒體都可以成為作品的一部分。

In 2015 she started working on the series INVOICE PAINTINGS and NOTES. Caro Jost uses original archive material, which she finds and collects in the studios or estates of her favorite artists, whose working lifes she studied with great intensity, like Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, or Günther Uecker and Wassily Kandinsky - just for the show at Blue Rider Art.

NOTES W.K. June 30, 1911(envelope and stamp), epoxy resin, acrylic, digital silkscreen on shaped canvas, 2018, 66 x 59 x15 cm, Wassily Kandinsky 郵戳 1911年親筆寫給當時女友Gabriele Münter 書信信封,原版由Gabriele Münter 基金會授權,Carol Jost 再挪用創作

For the exhibition "A road to red, yellow and blue", Caro Jost uses original handwritten notes and invoices of two artists, who both have intensely analyzed the effects of the colors Red, Yellow and Blue throughout their work: Russian born artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) and New York painter Barnett Newman (1905-1970). Kandinsky’s papers date back to the years 1909 -1911, a time where he laid the foundation for the “Blue Rider”- group along with Gabriele Münter, Alexej Jawlensky, Franz Marc and Paul Klee. Together they made one of the most important and influential contribution to the art of the 20th Century. Barnett Newman is known as one of the most important representatives of Abstract Expressionism. His purchase invoices, which Jost works over and folds, list the paints that Newman used to create his paintings during the 1950s and ‘60s. The exhibition was realized with the friendly support of the Gabriele Münter Foundation, Munich and the Barnett Newman Foundation, New York. Based on these templates, she produces large-format prints on canvas, which she then transforms and paints over.

In addition to appearing in numerous international exhibitions, her work is included in the Jumex Collection (Mexico City), ICC Collection (Athens), Chelsea Art Museum (New York), Colby Museum (Maine), Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus (Municipal Gallery in the Lenbachhaus, Munich), Stadtmuseum München (City Museum of Munich), and the archives of MoMA (New York) and Guggenheim Collection (Venice), et al.

Solo Exhibitions

2020 FINAL TRACES, Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils
2020 CHARACTER-IMAGE ART, Art Granary, Beijing
2020 ALGORITHM AND APPROPRIATION, Bluerider Art Gallery, Taipei
2020 GABRIELE MÜNTER AND HER GUESTS, Museum Münter Haus, Murnau
2019 Guests of Gabriele Münter, Münter Museum, Murnau, Germany
2019 Walk the Talk, Rettberg Gallery, Munich, Germany
2018 A road to red, yellow and blue, Bluerider ART, Taipei, Taiwan
2017 Invoice Paintings Günther Uecker, Walter Storms Gallery, Munich, Germany
2017 TRACES, Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2017 Invoice Paintings Barnett Newman, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany
2016 WHITE STREET, Gallery 401contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2015 FINAL TRACES, Museum of Concrete Art, Ingolstadt, Germany
2014 STREETPRINTS, Gallery 401contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2014 One night at Schumann´s, Museum of the City of Munich, Munich, Germany
2013 Film im K20, Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany
2013 Crosstown Reflections, Gallery Oberbayern, Munich, Germany
2011 Streetviews, Royal Residence, Munich, Germany
2010 Tenth Street, New York, Royal Residence, Munich, Germany
2009 stop-over / cross-over, Royal Residence, Munich, Germany
2008 Utcanyomatok/Streetprints, Museum Laszlo Vass, Veszprém, Hungary
2008 Streetprints, Galerie Nero, Wiesbaden, Germany
2007 Streetprints, Galerie Florian Walch, Munich, Germany
2006 Carpe Momentum, Alp Galleries, Frankfurt, Germany
2006 ongoing Mail Art & Streetprinting project: Taipei, Copenhagen, Abu Dhabi, Turin, Luxembourg, Bilbao, Munich, Vienna, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Oslo, Toronto, Havana, Rome, Jerusalem, Muscat, Kassel, Milan, Lisbon, Venice, Montauk, Paris, Bayreuth, New York II, Madrid, Istanbul, Moscow, Prague, Hong Kong, Veszprém, Miami, Sevilla, Berlin, New York, London
2003 Streetprints, Shanghai Art Salon, Shanghai, China
2002 Streetprints, Galerie Charles Schumann, Munich, Germany
2001 Art in the Box on Fifth Avenue, Goethe Institut, New York, USA
2001 Streetprints, Alp Galleries, New York, USA
2001 Open Studio, 515 Greenwich Street, New York, USA
2001 Streetprints, American Institute of Contemporary German Culture,Washington, USA
2000 Kunst gesehen, VOID, New York, USA
2000 New Works, GACC, New York, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings

2020 SOLID FICTION, Tim Freiwald, Caro Jost, Imi Knoebel, Marton Nemes, Cordy Ryman, Anselm Reyle, Karin Sander, Kunstverein Emsdetten
2019 Yoko Ono-Water Event, Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany
2019 The Abstract Cabinet, Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Firenze, Italy
2019 PRIVATE VIEW, Adam Colton, Alan Charlton, Callum Innes, Caro Jost, Dan Walsh…Gallery Slewe at Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam
2018 Sixth Sense, Walter Storms Gallery, Munich, Germany
2018 Monumenta, Leipzig, Germany
2018 Final Traces of Abstract Expressionists, NYC Independant Film Festival, New York, USA
2017 VOLUME 3, Gallery Britta von Rettberg, Munich, Germany
2017 The Archive Benefit, Anthology Film Archive, New York, USA
2017 Challery, Novomatic Forum, Vienna
2017 Final Traces, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Desert, USA
2016 Invoice Paintings Rupprecht Geiger, Kunstverein, Munich, Germany
2015 CONCRETE JUNGLE, Walter Storms Gallery, Munich, Germany
2015 SUMMER SHOW, The Watermill Center, Water Mill/New York, USA
2015 Final Traces of Abstract Expressionists, American Documentary, Palm Springs, USA
2014 Final Traces of Abstract Expressionists, Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin, Germany
2014 ChuckaChucka, Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany
2014 Final Traces of Abstract Expressionists, New Film Makers, New York, USA
2013 Konstruiertes Grau, Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin, Germany
2013 Salon der Gegenwart, Hamburg, Germany
2013 Artist Comes First, Festival International d´Art, Toulouse, France
2012 20Stuck, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
2012 Black-White, Galerie Nero, Wiesbaden, Germany
2011 New Works, Alp Galleries, Frankfurt, Germany
2011 SprachRaumWelten, DWS, Frankfurt, Germany
2010 Via Streetprints, VDA, Berlin, Germany
2010 New Works, Alp Galleries, New York, USA
2008 Group Show, Walter Bischoff Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2007 Obsession durch Technik, Galerie artMbassy, Berlin, Germany
2007 Die Ü berquerung, Galerie Haus Rhode VW, Wolfsburg, Germany
2006-2005-2004 Streetprints / New Works, Alp Galleries, New York, USA
2003 Streetprints, Galerie Charles Schumann, Munich, Germany
2001 Little Red School, I-20 Gallery, New York, USA
2001 ART hits ACADEME, 5th Avenue, New York, USA
2000 German Pavilion, EXPO 2000, Hannover, Germany

Selected Collections and Archives

Jumex Collection, Mexico
Colby Museum of Art, Maine
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
Museum of the City of Munich
Ottmann Collection, Munich
Vass Collection, Budapest
ICC Collection, Athens & Munich
Chelsea Art Museum, New York
Wemhöner Collection, Herford
VDA, Verband Deutscher Automobilindustrie, Berlin
KG Allgemeine Leasing, Grünwald
Collection Lenz, Berlin
Collection Villa Rhode, Wolfsburg
Collection PAM AG, Ypps, Vienna / Austria
Peggy Guggenheim Collection Archive, Venice
Barnett Newman Foundation, New York
Smithsonian Institution – Archives of American Art, USA
MoMA Library Collection, New York

Caro Jost on her works

Trailer: Caro Jost − A road to red, yellow and blue 2018.9.15-11.24

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