Covid Cartoons – Suite of Works from the ‘Covid Series’ by Holger Faber

In Germany, the Covid-19 pandemic first upended everyday life one year ago. The first lockdown in the Federal Republic started in March 2020, and today politicians are still searching for ways out of the second one. The restrictions imposed to fight the pandemic have left their mark on society. In this series, five head curators at the Deutsches Historisches Museum reveal how the coronavirus pandemic has been documented in the collection. The Prints Collection of the DHM is home to a substantial stock of important political caricatures spanning several centuries. It has just received a highly welcome addition: the ‘Covid Cartoons’ by Holger Faber, which approach this distressing subject in a refreshingly humorous way, as Dr Wolfgang Cortjaens, custodian of prints at the DHM, explains.