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Eli Cortiñas and João Gabriel at Kunstverein Braunschweig

July 2–October 2, 2022

The summer schedule at the Kunstverein Braunschweig includes two newly developed solo exhibitions:

Eli Cortiñas: The Body is The House, The House is But Haunted

The enormous body of work by Eli Cortias is the subject of the first formal solo exhibition in Germany at the Kunstverein Braunschweig.

The artist’s video and spatial works are made from a variety of disparate sources. Cortias brings together what only appears distant and reveals the production and consumption contexts inscribed in the images, as well as the patterns of perception within which they operate, by appropriating, re-reading, and reassembling historical films, contemporary TV shows, commercials, propaganda and educational films, or YouTube videos.

The exhibition displays installations made expressly for the exhibition at Villa Salve Hospes and gathers significant pieces.

João Gabriel: Almost Blue

The first official institution-wide solo exhibition of Joo Gabriel in Germany is on display at the Kunstverein Braunschweig. The artist’s latest works explore gay desire, intimacy, cruising, and both imagined and actual landscapes. He processes both actual and desired memories of beaches, his surroundings in the Portuguese countryside, and pornographic movies from the “gay underground” that were made in the 1970s and 1980s for an unidentified audience in his paintings.


The old guest room of Villa Salve Hospes houses a commentary on the main presentation for each show. We are happy that Joo Gabriel invited the filmmakers Joo Rui Guerra da Mata and Joo Pedro Rodrigues.

The exhibitions comprise a diverse public program:

July 9, 2022, 7pm–12am
Braunschweig Museum Night

July 13, 2022, 4pm
Workshop in cooperation with f3_kollektiv on the topics of the exhibition

July 14, August 4, 18 and 25, 2022, 6pm
Curator’s tours

July 28, 2022, 9pm
Film programme by Eli Cortiñas in cooperation with Sommerkino e.V.

August 10, 2022, 6pm
City tour on queer social spaces, history and stories in Braunschweig in cooperation with VSE e.V and Lorenz Weinberg (Freie Universität Berlin)

September 22, 2022, 6pm
Queer poetry reading with Kevin Junk, Samantha Bohatsch and Ozan Zakariya Keskinkılıç

Thursdays, 6pm and Sundays, 3pm
Public guided tour free of charge

Kunstverein Braunschweig
Lessingplatz 12
38100 Braunschweig
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Thursday 12–8pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–6pm

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