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Exhibition “Mundus Novus” by Rikardo Druškić will Open at the Mission Gallery


The State Institute for Culture at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Mission Gallery, are delighted to announce the forthcoming exhibition titled “Mundus Novus - The New World” by renowned artist Rikardo Druškić from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The exhibition will open on April 4, 2024, at 18:00 and continue until April 26, 2024.

Mundus Novus - The New World is an artistic odyssey that delves into the intricate relationship between humanity and artificial intelligence. Rikardo Druškić's visionary approach reimagines iconic paintings, substituting human figures with robots, to ignite dialogues about the complexities and risks associated with AI. This series serves as a poignant reminder for society to contemplate the profound implications of technological advancements on our collective future and the essence of human existence.

Born in 1990 in Zagreb, Rikardo Druškić discovered his passion for art during his formative years as an artist and has since become a prominent figure in the international art scene. His diverse portfolio encompasses various mediums, including painting, street art, drawing, and digital art. With exhibitions spanning across cities like New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Dubai, and Vienna, Rikardo's work has captivated audiences worldwide.

Speaking about his artistic journey, Rikardo Druškić remarks, "My art is not merely a medium; it's a gateway to exploring the depths of my higher purpose. It stands at the intersection of life and creativity, where each brushstroke is a conversation between my inner world and the canvas."

The exhibition's inception marked Rikardo's venture into the realm of artificial intelligence, a theme that has since become central to his artistic narrative. Through the Mundus Novus cycle, he confronts the dual nature of AI, reflecting on its potential for both progress and peril. By substituting human subjects with robots in historical artworks, Rikardo provokes contemplation on the evolving dynamics between humanity and technology.

More about the exhibition:

“Mundus Novus: The New World” invites viewers on a speculative journey into a future where humans and intelligent machines coexist. By reimagining pivotal artworks with robots as protagonists, Rikardo challenges us to reconsider our understanding of sentience, culture, and identity in an increasingly technologically driven world. The exhibition serves as a philosophical inquiry into the profound questions posed by the integration of AI into human society.

The Mundus Novus exhibition promises to be a thought-provoking experience, inviting audiences to engage with the ethical, existential, and cultural implications of AI.

For more information about Rikardo Druškić and his work, please visit his website: https://rikardodruskic.com/