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Exhibition
Exhibition

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Christoph Fischer: The world put on paper

Today: Closed

21 March 2020 - 31 May 2020

Artist Christoph Fischer, born in 1976 in Lucerne, attended the Lucerne University of Teacher Education and subsequently the Lucerne School of Art and Design. Since 2002, he has worked as a freelance artist and illustrator, e.g. for the publications «NZZ», «WOZ» and «Reportagen».

In his work, an interest in the downtrodden and the underprivileged serves as a leitmotif. With works of reportage, such as «Westside» (2011) about an impoverished district and «On the Long Bench» (2012) about Bahnhofsplatz Lucerne, he deliberately draws our attention to the faces of people on the fringes of society. His sensitive no-frills portraits are loaded with stories, arousing interest and empathy. At a busy Lucerne roundabout, there stands further evidence of Christoph Fischer’s focus on such subject matter. Here, he spent years observing the street sweeper Heinz Gilli from his studio and, in 2016, created a monumental concrete sculpture for him and the residents of this neighbourhood plagued by noise.

Besides working, Fischer often goes on long cycling trips. In 2010, a several-month tour took him from Chicago to San Francisco. Slow prolonged muscle-powered travel and precise observation are to be found all throughout his biography and inspire his work, for instance when he photographed animals that had been run over in the USA and laid them down as a sad sequence in «Roadkill Road».

The oeuvre of this artist, who was awarded the 2019 German-Speaking Swiss Cities’ Comics Scholarship, is presented at Cartoonmuseum Basel in its full breadth, including the first ever presentation of drawings selected from hundreds of sketched dreams. These visions also appear in a Christoph Merian Verlag publication, released to coincide with the exhibition.


Workshop Children

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Collecting and dreaming

Today 06 April 2020 | 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Comics reporters are on the move, observing their surroundings and interviewing people. They can also focus on themselves though, like Lucerne artist Christoph Fischer, who draws his dreams. During Comics Week, we get to know Christoph Fischer in person, spend an afternoon ...
Read more
Workshop Children

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Collecting and dreaming

Tomorrow 07 April 2020 | 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Comics reporters are on the move, observing their surroundings and interviewing people. They can also focus on themselves though, like Lucerne artist Christoph Fischer, who draws his dreams. During Comics Week, we get to know Christoph Fischer in person, spend an afternoon ...
Read more
Workshop Children

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Collecting and dreaming

08 April 2020 | 12.00 AM - 10.30 AM

Comics reporters are on the move, observing their surroundings and interviewing people. They can also focus on themselves though, like Lucerne artist Christoph Fischer, who draws his dreams. During Comics Week, we get to know Christoph Fischer in person, spend an afternoon ...
Read more
Workshop

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Cancelled: Collecting and dreaming

08 April 2020 | 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Comics reporters are on the move, observing their surroundings and interviewing people. They can also focus on themselves though, like Lucerne artist Christoph Fischer, who draws his dreams. During Comics Week, we get to know Christoph Fischer in person, spend an afternoon ...
Read more
Workshop Children

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Collecting and dreaming

08 April 2020 | 8.30 PM - 11.59 PM

Comics reporters are on the move, observing their surroundings and interviewing people. They can also focus on themselves though, like Lucerne artist Christoph Fischer, who draws his dreams. During Comics Week, we get to know Christoph Fischer in person, spend an afternoon ...
Read more
Workshop Children

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Collecting and dreaming

09 April 2020 | 12.00 AM - 10.30 AM

Comics reporters are on the move, observing their surroundings and interviewing people. They can also focus on themselves though, like Lucerne artist Christoph Fischer, who draws his dreams. During Comics Week, we get to know Christoph Fischer in person, spend an afternoon ...
Read more
Workshop Children

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Cancelled: Collecting and dreaming

09 April 2020 | 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Comics reporters are on the move, observing their surroundings and interviewing people. They can also focus on themselves though, like Lucerne artist Christoph Fischer, who draws his dreams. During Comics Week, we get to know Christoph Fischer in person, spend an afternoon ...
Read more
Workshop Children

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Collecting and dreaming

09 April 2020 | 8.30 PM - 11.59 PM

Comics reporters are on the move, observing their surroundings and interviewing people. They can also focus on themselves though, like Lucerne artist Christoph Fischer, who draws his dreams. During Comics Week, we get to know Christoph Fischer in person, spend an afternoon ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Cancelled: Sunday guided tour

19 April 2020 | 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

In the guided tour, the oeuvre of this artist, who was awarded a German-Speaking Swiss Cities’ Comics Scholarship in 2019, is presented in its full breadth — from comics reportage and paintings, through to large-format drawings based on dreams that he captured and sketched in ...
Read more
Special

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Cancelled: «Rue de Blamage»

23 April 2020 | 8.30 PM - 10.30 PM

Director Aldo Gugolz from Lucerne spent part of his childhood on the infamous Rue de Blamage in the heart of Lucerne. Decades later, his documentary film carefully approaches people like street musician Daniele on his rollerblades, Connie, who meets her customers at a beach ...
Read more
Workshop

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Cancelled: Headline drawings

26 April 2020 | 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Headlines are short eye-catching texts. In this workshop, we try to translate them into a single drawing that is equally effective and clear. In so doing, we reduce the headlines to their core or take them quite literally…

Workshop for those who like to experiment, ...
Read more
Workshop

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Can you draw me?

10 May 2020 | 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM

The accomplished artist Christoph Fischer draws precise portraits and reportage. His drawings of people are more than likenesses: they seem to convey something about the essence of each person. In this workshop, Christoph Fischer explains how he goes about it, and what ...
Read more
© Christoph Fischer, «Auf der langen Bank» (2012)
Museum

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu Closed  |  We Closed  |  Th Closed  |  Fr Closed  |  Sa Closed  |  Su Closed

Easter 2020

10 April 2020: Closed

11 April 2020: Closed

12 April 2020: Closed

13 April 2020: Closed


May Day 2020

01 May 2020: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Ascension Day 2020

21 May 2020: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Whitsun 2020

31 May 2020: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

01 June 2020: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Art Basel 2020

15 June 2020: Closed

16 June 2020: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

17 June 2020: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

18 June 2020: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

19 June 2020: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

20 June 2020: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

21 June 2020: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Swiss National Holiday 2020

01 August 2020: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Christmas/New Year 2020/2021

23 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

24 December 2020: Closed

25 December 2020: Closed

26 December 2020: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

27 December 2020: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

28 December 2020: Closed

29 December 2020: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2020: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

31 December 2020: Closed

01 January 2021: Closed

02 January 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

03 January 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


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

CHF 12.–/7.–

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Access

tram 1/2/15 > Kunstmuseum
Exhibition
Exhibition

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Christoph Fischer: The world put on paper

21 March 2020 - 31 May 2020

Artist Christoph Fischer, born in 1976 in Lucerne, attended the Lucerne University of Teacher Education and subsequently the Lucerne School of Art and Design. Since 2002, he has worked as a freelance artist and illustrator, e.g. for the publications «NZZ», «WOZ» and ...
Read more
Workshop Children

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Collecting and dreaming

Today 06 April 2020 | 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Comics reporters are on the move, observing their surroundings and interviewing people. They can also focus on themselves though, like Lucerne artist Christoph Fischer, who draws his dreams. During Comics Week, we get to know Christoph Fischer in person, spend an afternoon ...
Read more
Workshop Children

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Collecting and dreaming

Tomorrow 07 April 2020 | 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Comics reporters are on the move, observing their surroundings and interviewing people. They can also focus on themselves though, like Lucerne artist Christoph Fischer, who draws his dreams. During Comics Week, we get to know Christoph Fischer in person, spend an afternoon ...
Read more
Workshop Children

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Collecting and dreaming

08 April 2020 | 12.00 AM - 10.30 AM

Comics reporters are on the move, observing their surroundings and interviewing people. They can also focus on themselves though, like Lucerne artist Christoph Fischer, who draws his dreams. During Comics Week, we get to know Christoph Fischer in person, spend an afternoon ...
Read more
Workshop

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Cancelled: Collecting and dreaming

08 April 2020 | 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Comics reporters are on the move, observing their surroundings and interviewing people. They can also focus on themselves though, like Lucerne artist Christoph Fischer, who draws his dreams. During Comics Week, we get to know Christoph Fischer in person, spend an afternoon ...
Read more
Workshop Children

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Collecting and dreaming

08 April 2020 | 8.30 PM - 11.59 PM

Comics reporters are on the move, observing their surroundings and interviewing people. They can also focus on themselves though, like Lucerne artist Christoph Fischer, who draws his dreams. During Comics Week, we get to know Christoph Fischer in person, spend an afternoon ...
Read more
Workshop Children

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Collecting and dreaming

09 April 2020 | 12.00 AM - 10.30 AM

Comics reporters are on the move, observing their surroundings and interviewing people. They can also focus on themselves though, like Lucerne artist Christoph Fischer, who draws his dreams. During Comics Week, we get to know Christoph Fischer in person, spend an afternoon ...
Read more
Workshop Children

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Cancelled: Collecting and dreaming

09 April 2020 | 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Comics reporters are on the move, observing their surroundings and interviewing people. They can also focus on themselves though, like Lucerne artist Christoph Fischer, who draws his dreams. During Comics Week, we get to know Christoph Fischer in person, spend an afternoon ...
Read more
Workshop Children

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Collecting and dreaming

09 April 2020 | 8.30 PM - 11.59 PM

Comics reporters are on the move, observing their surroundings and interviewing people. They can also focus on themselves though, like Lucerne artist Christoph Fischer, who draws his dreams. During Comics Week, we get to know Christoph Fischer in person, spend an afternoon ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Cancelled: Sunday guided tour

19 April 2020 | 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

In the guided tour, the oeuvre of this artist, who was awarded a German-Speaking Swiss Cities’ Comics Scholarship in 2019, is presented in its full breadth — from comics reportage and paintings, through to large-format drawings based on dreams that he captured and sketched in ...
Read more
Special

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Cancelled: «Rue de Blamage»

23 April 2020 | 8.30 PM - 10.30 PM

Director Aldo Gugolz from Lucerne spent part of his childhood on the infamous Rue de Blamage in the heart of Lucerne. Decades later, his documentary film carefully approaches people like street musician Daniele on his rollerblades, Connie, who meets her customers at a beach ...
Read more
Workshop

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Cancelled: Headline drawings

26 April 2020 | 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Headlines are short eye-catching texts. In this workshop, we try to translate them into a single drawing that is equally effective and clear. In so doing, we reduce the headlines to their core or take them quite literally…

Workshop for those who like to experiment, ...
Read more
Workshop

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Can you draw me?

10 May 2020 | 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM

The accomplished artist Christoph Fischer draws precise portraits and reportage. His drawings of people are more than likenesses: they seem to convey something about the essence of each person. In this workshop, Christoph Fischer explains how he goes about it, and what ...
Read more