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Exhibition
Exhibition

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Brecht Evens. Night animals

Today: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

12 September 2020 - 31 January 2021

Born in 1986 in Flemish Hasselt, Brecht Evens studied at the LUCA School of Arts in Ghent. Today, he lives and works in Paris. His international breakthrough as a comics artist came in 2009 with «The Wrong Place», for which he won the Haarlem Comic Festival’s Willy Vandersteen Award for Best Dutch-Language Graphic Novel, as well as an award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.

«The Wrong Place», the first example of his work’s distinctive unconventional watercolour technique devoid of outlines, was enthusiastically received. Without panels, and in wonderfully subtle and bright colours, the characters, backgrounds and painted colourful text merge with one another. Sophisticated interplay of superimposition and transparency brings out the characters’ inner workings, making feelings and atmospheres visible. He followed this success with the books «The Making Of» (2011) and «Panther» (2014), in which he developed his style further and fascinated readers again with almost magical, lusciously glowing images. «Paris», a book in which Evens portrayed his adopted home, was published in 2016 by Fondation Louis Vuitton as part of its Travel Book series. At the 2019 Angoulême International Comics Festival, his latest book Les Rigoles (Eng. «The City of Belgium»), about three people and their journeys through an overlong frenzied night, won the jury’s Fauve Special Award.

Evens has created a large fresco in Antwerp (2012) and another in Brussels (2018). He also works for the press and in the fashion industry. Cartoonmuseum Basel presents originals by this Belgian artist, some of which are in large formats, in a comprehensive exhibition covering all his work.


© Brecht Evens, «Les Rigoles» (2019)
Museum

Cartoonmuseum Basel

OpenClosed | 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

St. Alban-Vorstadt 28,  4052  Basel

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  We 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Th 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Fr 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Sa 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Su 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

May Day 2021

01 May 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Ascension Day 2021

13 May 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Whitsun 2021

23 May 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

24 May 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Swiss National Holiday 2021

01 August 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Christmas/New Year 2021/2022

24 December 2021: Closed

25 December 2021: Closed

26 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

28 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

29 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

31 December 2021: Closed

01 January 2022: Closed


Institution

The Cartoonmuseum Basel is the only museum of its kind devoted exclusively to satirical art – from the caricature to the comic. The Late Gothic building on its historic site also includes an unexpected new building by Herzog & de Meuron. Varying, attractively designed exhibitions on political and social themes show the considerable scope of the humorous drawing and the great diversity of artistic techniques. Equal attention is paid to both classical works, some from the museum’s own stocks, and contemporary works.

Admission

Sfr. 12.— Adults
Sfr. 7.— Disabled persons and students up to 25 years
Children up to ten years free

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Access

tram 1/2/15 > Kunstmuseum
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