Text topic: Strip and Identity
Text author: Аница Туцаков
The paper is a contribution to the research of dominant mechanisms, processes and places where Comics Art has created its social, artistic, historical and esthetical legacy. This effort can lead to an understanding of how to learn, safeguard, remember, share and present the Art of Comics as part of social values and how to obtain a national and international recognition for it. The text tries to identify key places important in this course of action, seeking to recognize causes for its inadequate museum presence. What lies behind museum hesitations on the one hand? And on the other, what are the problems rooted in the existing exhibition practices? What are the obstacles in this process of acknowledgement of Comics Art by museums? This problem has led us to look into the exhibition potentials of original Comics Art panels and drawings and to examine dominant exhibition models in the field.Relevant and professional exhibition practices present crucial moments in this initiative, because they direct our regard towards the constitutive nature of Comics and the characteristics of presented objects and materials.