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Exhibition
Exhibition

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Lika Nüssli

Today: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

26 March 2022 - 29 May 2022

Lika Nüssli is one of the contemporary Swiss scene’s best-known and busiest artists. On a basis of narrative art, she observes, researches and experiments with various forms of free art. Her multifaceted oeuvre encompasses drawing, illustration, comics, painting, installation, performance and texts. Cartoonmuseum Basel is presenting the first major retrospective on Lika Nüssli. Created in close collaboration with the artist herself, it includes works from all her periods, ranging from comics and comic reportage to large-format paintings on fabric, and documentation of her performances. These are supplemented by recent works, produced for the exhibition. This is also the first opportunity to see original drawings (which play with elements of naive Appenzell painting) from her simultaneously released graphic novel Starkes Ding (Strong Thing), based on her father’s memories of his youth as a foster child.

Lika Nüssli already addressed her roots in her first graphic novel, Don’t Forget Yourself: In a distinctive style that combines delicate line work with ornamental elements, she created a touching combination of autobiography, documentary and fiction, revolving around her changing relationship with her mother, who suffers from dementia. She has produced many of her works away from home, during sometimes lengthy stays abroad in Belgrade, Paris, St Petersburg, Moscow and Cairo. These travel drawings and examples of comic reportage often deal with repression, censorship and the status of women. In her performances, which Lika Nüssli sees as engagement with places and people, she also connects with the audience. The resulting coloured drawings on fabric capture traces of the moment and reflect transience.

After being educated as a textile designer, this artist studied at the Lucerne School of Art and Design. Her children’s books, the SJW booklets she has designed, and her illustrations for various magazines and newspapers have already earned her multiple awards.

Guided Tour

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Kuratorinnenführung

29 May 2022 | 4.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Für Lika Nüssli gibt es keine feste Form, um eine Geschichte zu erzählen. Sie nutzt verschiedenste Medien und Formate – von skizzenhaften Einzelbildern über Reportagecomics und Graphic Novels bis zu bemalten Stoffbahnen und Performances. Die Kuratorenführung mit Anette Gehrig ...
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© Lika Nüssli: Peer (2017)
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

Ascension Day 2022

26 May 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Whitsun 2022

05 June 2022: Closed

06 June 2022: Closed


Art Basel 2022

13 June 2022: Closed


Swiss National Holiday 2022

01 August 2022: 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


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
Exhibition
Exhibition

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Lika Nüssli

26 March 2022 - 29 May 2022

Lika Nüssli is one of the contemporary Swiss scene’s best-known and busiest artists. On a basis of narrative art, she observes, researches and experiments with various forms of free art. Her multifaceted oeuvre encompasses drawing, illustration, comics, painting, ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Kuratorinnenführung

29 May 2022 | 4.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Für Lika Nüssli gibt es keine feste Form, um eine Geschichte zu erzählen. Sie nutzt verschiedenste Medien und Formate – von skizzenhaften Einzelbildern über Reportagecomics und Graphic Novels bis zu bemalten Stoffbahnen und Performances. Die Kuratorenführung mit Anette Gehrig ...
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Exhibition

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Gabriella Giandelli

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, ...
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