Nikola Tesla – Mind from the Future
De 25 Nov 2017 hasta 20 Mar 2018
Meštrović Pavilion, Zagreb
Inspired by one of the world’s greatest inventors, the Nikola Tesla – Mind from the Future multimedia exhibition project will be presented from 25 November 2017 to 20 March 2018 in the Meštrović Pavilion.
The Nikola Tesla – Mind from the Future exhibition aims to establish Tesla as Croatian cultural heritage and promote and encourage artistic excellence, originality, inventiveness and the use of state-of-the-art technologies in visual arts to raise Croatian artistic creativity to a new global level.
This futuristic spectacle following Nikola Tesla’s vision is a result of ten years of original work by the globally recognized and award-winning author Helena Bulaja Madunić, as well as a group of international and local artists endeavoring to achieve synergy between science and art by combining film, animation, video art and technical innovation. The multimedia exhibition will present Tesla’s life journey from his birth to his reflections in the modern world in a completely new way, by showing a perspective yet uninvestigated. After 11 years of traveling across the world, Helena Bulaja Madunić’s cross-media documentary film titled Mechanical Figures, inspired by Nikola Tesla, became a spatial gallery installation designed to physically take visitors on a tour of Tesla’s mind. To allow this, the circular gallery area in the Meštrović Pavilion will transform into the Hotel of Future modeled after Gaudi’s Hotel Attraction project that was never implemented, where both Tesla’s mind and many other Nikola Tesla’s and our contemporaries reside. Sascha Machiedo, an industrial designer and museum consultant having over 20 years of experience in art, culture and business projects and exhibitions across the world, was appointed Project Director. The international exhibition team comprises Max Pinucci and Elena DeglˈInnocenti including their team from the MBVision and Animation Lights Project design and interactive preaching studios of Tuscany, having extensive experience in designing innovative preaching & exhibition events created using state-of-the-art technologies. The team also includes Miguel E. Delgado, a renowned Spanish author and curator and one of the main curators for the largest biographic exhibition on Nikola Tesla’s life set up in Madrid in 2014. The Organizam art group including the Babushke design studio led by Marija Juza and Bernarda Cesar takes credit for the innovative electromagnetic visual design of the exhibition. Iva Silla, storyteller, Hana Šoštarić, illustrator, Dinka Pavelić, architect, Nada Horvat, writer, Lovro Krsnik, film director, photo studio Romulić-Stojčić, and Marko Fuček, stage modeler and designer, are some of the close associates and assistants to Helena Bulaja Madunić, who are also actively involved in the preparation of the exhibition. At the exhibition, they will be joined by a group of newly selected artists of all generations inspired by Tesla. They are: Mile Blažević, Pero Jelisić, Nikola Vudrag, Ida Blažičko, Vitar Drinković, Alma Trtovac, Ivana Ožetski, Patricija Purgar, Janko Ivčić, Ivan Kujundžić and Alana Kajfež.
Real Grupa, a full-service marketing communication agency comprising a team of 70 employed professionals successfully coordinating activities on as many as seven markets, is the production company assigned to the project, also responsible for its promotion,
The Nikola Tesla – Mind from the Future exhibition is a multimedia project of national interest and has from the very beginning been implemented under the high auspices of Ms. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia. The project also receives patronage from Mr. Milan Bandić, Mayor of Zagreb, the City of Zagreb, the City of Karlovac, the Karlovac Gymnasium, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Science and Education, and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy, with the Croatian Association of Artists as its partner. The exhibition is sponsored by HEP, Hrvatski Telekom, Zagrebačka banka, MasterCard, Končar – Elektroindustrija, Badel 1862, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Croatia Airlines, Zagreb Tourist Board, Zagrebački holding, Tesla Cables and Croatian National Tourist Board.