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Exhibition
Exhibition

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Gabriella Giandelli

Today: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

11 June 2022 - 30 October 2022

The stories subtly drawn in coloured pencil and pastel by Italian artist Gabriella Giandelli (b. 1963) interweave everyday life and reality with beauty, poetry and secrets. In tribute to this internationally renowned artist and illustrator, who lives and works in Milan, Cartoonmuseum Basel presents a comprehensive retrospective exhibition, with original drawings and large-format works specially produced for the occasion.

Giandelli’s almost naive visual language, loaded with dreamlike surreal and magical situations, and largely devoid of words, makes her oeuvre distinctive. Animals and strange mythical creatures appear in abstracted cityscapes, while the beauty of nature is omnipresent. This is a magical colourful parallel universe with the power to open up new perspectives for us and to broaden them. Her best-known graphic novels to date, Silent Blanket (2000) and Interiorae (2015), tell of loneliness and isolation in dense memorable images. Her recent publication Australia, released as part of the Louis Vuitton Travel Books series, captures the intoxicating beauty and uniqueness of the Australian natural world.

Gabriella Giandelli attended film school in Milan and became known to a wide audience through her animated film series Milo, which was later adapted into French. In 1984, she started releasing comic strips, in comic magazines such as Alter Alter, L’Eco des Savanes, Dolce Vita, Frigidaire and Strapazin: all magazines with a broad understanding of comics, and an openness towards graphic and narrative experiments. She regularly works as an illustrator for newspapers and magazines, including La Repubblica, The New Yorker and Vanity. Giandelli has created children’s books for Italian, French and Spanish publishers, and designed patterns for fabrics, carpets, objects, watches and eyewear for design firms such as Alessi, Memphis, Alchimia, Swatch and Sottsass Associati.

© Gabriella Giandelli (2021)
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

Christmas/New Year 2022/2023

24 December 2022: Closed

25 December 2022: Closed

26 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

31 December 2022: Closed

01 January 2023: Closed


Carnival 2023

27 February 2023: Closed

28 February 2023: Closed

01 March 2023: Closed


Easter 2023

07 April 2023: Closed

08 April 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

09 April 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

10 April 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


May Day 2023

01 May 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Ascension Day 2023

18 May 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Whitsun 2023

28 May 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

29 May 2023: Closed


Art Basel 2023

12 June 2023: Closed

13 June 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

14 June 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

15 June 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

16 June 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

17 June 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

18 June 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Swiss National Holiday 2023

01 August 2023: 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

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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