Exhibition “Chappatte – Gare aux dessins!”
December 17, 2021 – February 20, 2022

Editorial cartooning enters Geneva’s contemporary art building with this multifaceted exhibition. The ground floor takes us into a dark room, where the Earth is eclipsed by the star of Covid. On the walls of the first floor, a firework display of Chappatte’s best cartoons, some of them in giant format, reflects the tumult of the news cycle: here, the trivial rubs shoulders with the serious, the funny with the profound. In the center of the space, large hanging canvases offer a labyrinthine path that examines the question of freedom of expression and its limits, through polemical works by 24 cartoonists from around the world, including Mix & Remix (Switzerland), Musa Kart (Turkey), Avi Katz (Israel), Ann Telnaes (United States), or Xavier Gorce (France). As special guest, the Palestinian cartoonist from Syria Hani Abbas presents some of his best drawings.

Organizer: Nathalie Herschdorfer / Scenography: Christophe Moinat / Creation: Patrick Chappatte / Research: Eric Burnand.
Co-produced by the City of Geneva and the Musée des beaux-arts du Locle, in partnership with Freedom Cartoonists Foundation. Adapted from a show presented in Le Locle, Switzerland, in February 2020.

Le Commun, Bâtiment d’art contemporain, 28 rue des Bains, Geneva (Switzerland)
Opening hours: Tue–Sun, 11 am – 6 pm – Closed on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1st. Open on January 2


GUIDED TOURS (in French)
Sunday December 19, 2021, January 16 & February 6, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Wednesday February 2, 2022, 6 pm: “Le wokisme et l’humour”
La satire est-elle une chose trop sérieuse pour être laissée aux satiristes? Des intervenant-e-s, dont les dessinateurs Patrick Chappatte et Xavier Gorce (ex-Le Monde, aujourd’hui au Point), aborderont les enjeux du dessin de presse aujourd’hui. Entrée libre, inscription conseillée.
(Un événement organisé en collaboration avec Freedom Cartoonists Foundation et le quotidien suisse Le Temps).

GUIDED TOURS FOR CLASSES (in French): Renseignements ici.

MEDIA CONTACT: Myriam Chakroun Houdrouge, expo@chappatte.com


3D rendering by Christophe Moinat - Not an actual photo