The exhibition immersed into the magical world of Nikola Tesla, one of the world’s greatest visionaries, takes you on a journey without beginning or end, through a process of inspiration, creativity and production. By merging the elements of a ‘live’ film, video set design, computer game,magical hologram and light adventure into a unique multimedia experience of extended reality this exhibition is a must see. It will be open until 20th March.
The exhibition is set up at Meštrović Pavilion in collaboration with Association of Fine Artists (HDLU). The decision to set the exhibition up in HDLU has of course an estetic and functional reason, but maybe it is not a coincidence, since these two geniuses – Ivan Meštrović and Nikola Tesla were friends.
The interest for Nikola Tesla’s work doesn’t fade during the decades. This exhibition, organized in collaboration of partners and sponsors and presented by REAL GROUP and HDLU, is a sensation in the region and Europe in terms of production art.
Award-winning Helena Bulaja Madunić is the author and curator of the exhibition, which presents her ten-year authorial work. The creation of this experimental futuristic spectacle, modelled on the vision of Nikola Tesla, is a product of her collaboration with a group of 20 international artists who operate on the field of synergy of science and art by merging film, animation, video art and technical innovation.
The exhibition is a spectacle, which starts with the 12 meters high and 2 tons heavy, statue of Nikola Tesla at the entrance, a little theatre in the second floor where the visitor can for a moment become Nikola Tesla, enjoying in a fictional world of a futuristic animated 3D world of animated film ”Tesla – The Invention of a Dream”, continued in the outdoor part of the pavilion, where the gallery of portraits from the movie ”Mechanical figures – Inspired by Tesla” is set up and where some of the worlds leading artist such as Marina Abramovič, Samantha Hunt and Andy Serkis will explain how Tesla’s work influenced theirs. Stories of these world famous artist will be projected on televisions held by big black cardboard figures. After that the narative part of the exhibition takes place, where the life of Tesla in a format of interactive movie fresco joined with the elements of a theatre show, divided into five parts, from which each is telling a story about a part of his life. Starting with his birth in Smiljan, continued with his life chapter in Prague, Pariz, Budapest and New York, where he reached the climax of his career. His live journey than closes in a room called ”Radio Dream”, which is dedicated to the last years of Tesla’s life.
After a four months set up in Zagreb, the exhibition is than leaving for New York, Prague, Pariz, Budapest and Dubai.