03. May - 09. June 2024

Gaëlle Choisne: Temple of Love - To Hide

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Exhibition at Villa 102

Gaëlle Choisne will present the Frankfurt debut of her long-term project “Temple of Love” (2018-ongoing) and transform the historic Villa 102 into an art space. Gaëlle Choisne is a meticulous collector of objects acting at the margins of photography. Weaving individual memories with social observations to create eclectic installations, videos and performances. Drawing on her personal history and French-Haitian heritage, Choisne’s works often delve into themes of self-healing, spirituality and social interaction. Choisne regards her artistic practice as part of a network of ideas and people, frequently engaging in collaborations and integrating literary and scholarly allusions into her work. For the “To Hide” edition of the long-term project “Temple of Love”, the artist once again refers to a chapter from Roland Barthes’ “A Lover’s
Discourse: Fragments”. The site-specific instal-lation takes on a new form with each presentation. Choisne developed the exhibition for the first time during her one-year residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, in cooperation with KfW Stiftung.

Gaëlle Choisne (*1985, France/Haiti) held a KfW Stiftung scholarship from 2021-2022. Her artistic practice considers the complexity of the world and its political and cultural disorder. Choisne has exhibited in institutions such as the New Museum (New York), La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse (Montreal), 12th Havana Biennial, 13th Lyon Biennial, 13th Sharjah Biennial, Musée des Beaux-Arts (Lyon), MAMO – Centre d’art de la Cité Radieuse (Marseille), CAFA Art Museum (Beijing) and Pera Museum (Istanbul).

At Villa 102, KfW Stiftung presents Choisne's work in a solo exhibition. The exhibition is also a partner project of  RAY 2024 - Triennial of Photography.


Opening - 03.05.2024

Beginning, 18:00
Welcome, 18:30


Registration for the vernissage is required via the "Register now"-function.


Public Programme for the exhibition

  • In the exhibition with the artist - Sunday, 05.05.2024, 15:00-16:00
  • Guided Tours through the Exhibition (in German) - Tuesday 07.05, 14.05, 28.05.,18:00-18:45 and Sunday, 09.06.2024, 15:00-15:45
  • Curator's Tour with an Aperitif (in German) - 23.05.2024, 18:00-19:00

Capacity is limited, registration for the tours is required.
Guided group tours upon request: veranstaltungen@kfw-stiftung.de




Installation View Temple of Love - To Hide, Künstlerhaus Bethanien 2022 (c) David Brandt, VG Bild-Kunst


Date: Fri, 03. May 2024, 18:00 Uhr

Duration: 03. May - 09. June 2024

Location: Villa 102 Bockenheimer Landstraße 102, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

Opening Hours of the Exhibition
Tue-Fri 13:00-19:00
Sat-Sun 12:00-18:00
Mon closed

Free admission

No registration is required during regular opening hours.


18:00, Beginning
18:30, Weclome

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