Comic. Dream and history. 2022 — Museography

In this exhibition project, the work with the curators and advisors was essential in order to construct a scenic universe that would accompany the exhibition. The mission was to create a space where the visitor felt surrounded by a scenography that evoked his or her imagination. 

The museographic script was based on two main pillars: the available material that the collectors lent for the exhibition – a large but limited number of authors – and on the other hand, the chronological and geographical route with which it was decided to articulate the areas of the exhibition.

The first sketch, which I drew in my book, generated a structure that radiated – from a central point to the perimeter of the room – a multitude of lines, turning the exhibition room into a large page of vignettes with a circular route.

The challenge – at the time of tackling the exhibition design – was to enhance the value of the works and, at the same time, to be able to experience a visit that was not limited to the simple contemplation of the more than 300 comic originals. Within this patterned canvas of more than 800 square metres, together with the "la Caixa" team, we were thinking about the milestones that would mark the rhythm of the visit throughout the scenic visit, converting them later into scenographic elements. 

The “circular comic strip” obliged the public to leave the exhibition in the same room where they had started it. A dramatic trick to make the public remember the origins of sequential storytelling.

Ignasi Cristià


Promoter institution: "la Caixa" Foundation

Location: Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Valencia, Zaragoza, Girona, Lleida, Tarragona (Spain) and Portugal

© Photography: Pepo Segura