"'Mind from the Future' is this year's most fascinating exhibition, it is magical and serious food for thought, for even those who are less into physics, electricity or inventions." 

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Nikola TESLA Exhibitions 

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A curatorial international team comprised from Spanish, Croatian, Serbian and Italian companies, designers and authors, created and produced content and design for two major traveling exhibitions about Nikola Tesla, that has been touring Europe and Latin America since 2014th, reaching almost 2 000 000 visitors all together in 5 years!

 

Each exhibition is unique in its approach to tell a story about TESLA.

 

One is more biographical and factually oriented with a separate section devoted to TESLA as an inspiration in POP Culture - "NIKOLA TESLA - THE FUTURE IS HIS".

 

The other is a GIANT ARTISTIC MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATION that is presenting an experience of a genius mind of Nikola TESLA - "NIKOLA TESLA - MIND FROM THE FUTURE".

 

Motivated by the success of both exhibition, upon recent requests for the future shows around the world, we decided to put them together into one "story", merging ART & SCIENCE through a new curatorial concept, that will immerse visitors into the complex philosophically artistic mind and stunning scientific & engineering accomplishments of NIKOLA TESLA. 

Before we present a new concept, we would like to share some facts & figures we are proud of:

"NIKOLA TESLA 

MIND FROM THE FUTURE"

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

 

AUTHOR & CONCEPT DESIGNER:

Helena Bulaja Madunić

 

CONTENT CREATION & PRODUCTION:

My Magical Thoughts Ltd

 

MULTIMEDIA, INTERACTION & COMMUNICATION DESIGN:

MBVision

TESLOPOLIS Ltd
 

ORGANIZATION:

REAL GRUPA

 

1st opening

ZAGREB / HDLU 

1500 m2 / 2 floors 

Nov 2017 - April 2018
120 000 visitors 


2nd opening
BUDAPEST

600 m2 

June - September 2019

30 000

* due to fully immersive experience, the maximum number of visitors is limited by the gallery space size

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The largest temporary world tour exhibition dedicated to Nikola Tesla
     

  • Winner of The golden and silver medals for The Best South and Eastern European Cultural Event 
     

  • The most successful Croatian cultural event in the past 30 years
     

  • Selected as one of the TOP 10 Budapest Exhibitions for 2019
     

  • INNOVATION in exhibition storytelling production
     

  • FULLY IMMERSIVE INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING EXPERIENCE @ 1000M2
     

  • Unique Cross-Media Storytelling format - FILM FRESCO
     

  • fully interactive, immersive "walk through the movie" experience
     

  • AUDIO-VIDEO GUIDE
     

  • TOUCH SCREEN TESLOPEDIA
     

  •  Numerous interactive displays
     

  • Supported by all major Croatian companies, Government and Local Institutions
     

  • Result of 15 years of research of TESLA as unique artistic, scientific, and life inspiration
     

Significant ORIGINAL ARTIFACTS

for the 1st time on display

out of Croatia:

 

  • Original Niagara lithography that inspired TESLA in high school to become an engineer
     

  • Tesla's personal stuff from his European days - hat, bag, gloves, glasses and among them the most famous original walking stick that he used in Budapest city park, to draw principle of rotating magnetic field in the sand, upon an epiphany followed by reciting Goethe
     

  • Tesla's school books from Rakovac Gimnasium
     

  • Scientific instruments and educational materials from Tesla's Rakovac high school Natural History School lab, with original furniture and school desk
     

  • Original Tesla's Laboratory Model of AC Motor from 1889
     

  • TESLA original letters and documents 
     

Collaboration with

numerous international established artists, writers, philosophers and innovators:

 

  • Interviews about TESLA on display through the exhibition with:
     

Terry Gilliam / Marina Abramovic / Laurie Anderson / Andy Serkis / Christopher Priest / Samantha Hunt / Douglas Rushkow and many others

 

  • 5m High TESLA Parade Puppet 
     

  • 12m Iron TESLA POWER LINER 

"NIKOLA TESLA

THE FUTURE IS HIS"

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

 

CURATORS:

Miguel A. Delgado and María Santoyo

 

ORGANIZATION:

Fundación Telefónica

 

First opening MADRID 2014:

Espacio Fundación Telefónica November 2014 - February 2015

 

The expo in the world since 2015:

6 countries / 14 cities

1 500 000 visitors

altogether!

 

SPAIN

Valencia

Museu de les Ciències Príncep Felipe

MEXICO

Monterrey

Parque Fundidora

Mexico City

Centro Nacional de las Artes

COLOMBIA

Bogota

Sala Maloka

Barranquilla

Museo del Caribe Gabriel García Márquez

ARGENTINA

Buenos Aires

Espacio Fundación Telefónica

Cordoba

Cabildo

San Miguel de Tucuman

CCIDEPT

Ushuaia

Polo Deportivo y Cultural Pioneros Fueguinos

Rio Grande

Museo Fueguino de Arte-Yaganes

Neuquen

Espacio Duam

ECUADOR

Quito

Espacio Fundación Telefónica 

VENEZUELA

Caracas

Museo de Ciencias

 

HIGHLIGHTS:
 

  • The largest biographical exhibition dedicated to Nikola Tesla, in the world​
     

  • Great media impact, "Teslamania" in Spain
     

  • The first time that Tesla's personal belongings could be seen outside Tesla Museum in Belgrade since 1952. 
     

  • Combination of objects, audiovisual installations and museum experience
     

  • Complete program of activities with important scientific, historical and artistic figures
     

  • Complete program of educational activities for children
     

  • It was accompanied by unique and original pieces by other pioneers, such as Torres Quevedo's remote control device, the successor of Tesla's
     

  • The entire exhibition was created following maximum sustainability requirements, following the ideas expressed by Nikola Tesla in his writings
     

  • Numerous personalities visited the exhibition privately, including the Spanish Royal Family

 

Collaboration with

Nikola Tesla Museum from Belgrade:

 

​​​Models of:

  • Wardenclyffe laboratory

  • Colorado Springs laboratory

  • Niagara Falls complex

  • Vertical takeoff plane

 

Facsimile and operational models of:

  • Columbus' egg

  • Tesla coil

  • Turbine

  • Boat by remote control

 

Exclusive loan of animations of the Tesla inventions in operation, such as the remote control boat or the electric motor, and images from the archive