360° Tour - Chappatte Cartoon Exhibition
December 17, 2021 – February 20, 2022
Le Commun, Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva (Switzerland)
3D virtual visit. Navigate with your cursor.
Editorial cartooning entered Geneva’s contemporary art building with this unique exhibition, restituted as a 360° tour. On the ground floor, a series of Covid-Related cartoons leads the visitor into a dark room, where our planet is eclipsed by the dark star of coronavirus. The walls of the second floor display a firework of Chappatte’s best cartoons, some of them in giant format, reflecting 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 most striking cartoons.
Organizer: Nathalie Herschdorfer / Scenography: Christophe Moinat / Creation: Patrick Chappatte / Research: Eric Burnand. 3D tour: Cyril Menut.
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.
GUIDED TOURS (in French)
Sunday December 19, 2021, January 16 & February 6, 2022 at 2:30 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION (in French)
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), ont abordé les enjeux du dessin de presse aujourd’hui. Entrée libre.
(Un événement organisé en collaboration avec Freedom Cartoonists Foundation et le quotidien suisse Le Temps).
GUIDED TOURS FOR CLASSES (in French): 33 classes with a total of 700 students visited this exhibition with a tour guide.
MEDIA CONTACT, REQUESTS TO HOST THIS EXHIBITION: Myriam Chakroun Houdrouge, email@example.com