Installation view, Caro Jost: "ALL IN ONE", Britta Rettberg Munich, 2022. Photo: Dirk Tacke.
For "ALL IN ONE" Caro Jost created a biographically motivated scenery and reflects on the questions of how free we really are, want to be and how we deal with it. In this multi-layered exhibitionworks from the series of "Law Paintings" as well as new Velcro works and texts in an installative setting.
"Very often Caro Jost traces the past of others in her work. Marginal histories and memories play a central role. She appropriates things that seem ephemeral, for the most part perhaps they are, giving the incidental a physicality without being nostalgic or worshipful. Rather, it is her way of listening and looking closely that informs her engagement with objects. This creates conversations that contain Jost's reflection, but also testify to the resistance of the material... It is the most personal exhibition she has ever done, Jost says in conversation. She is concerned with the public pressure to conform to a certain image, often as a woman in particular, and to emerge from it. With the confrontation or rather superimposition, she asks the question: "Where do I reveal more?"
- Excerpt from the exhibition text by Dr. Monika Bayer-Wermuth, Museum Brandhorst
Caro Jost (born 1965 in Munich) lives and works in Munich and New York. In 2020, she received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Complementing her diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Jost studied literature and law and continued her artistic education at the Art Students League in New York. Her work is represented in major public collections and archives, including the Jumex Collection, Mexico; the Colby Museum, Maine; the BMC Museum, Asheville; the Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils; the Wemhöhner Collection, Berlin; the Akzo Nobel Art Collection, Amsterdam; the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; the MoMA Archive; the Smithsonian Institute, Washington.