a whole new world
The title of the exhibition ‘A whole new world’ opens a discussion on the future of interaction of humans and robots, on new, contemporary aesthetic canons, as well as on the freedom of artistic creativity. Confrontation of archetypal human creative activities – drawing, painting and carving (engraving) – with the possibilities provided by new technologies, is in the middle of Vuk Ćuk’s research. He experiments by connecting art and technology, thus creating his own modern artistic objects and aesthetic systems. Vuk poses the following questions: Is the artist free? Is the world of art free of social boundaries and patterns? To what extent is the artists’ occupation different from other professions? Do we give an existential hope to the utopian world of art by purchasing pieces of artwork, or do we mold them? The main initiator of Ćuk’s creativity is freedom. By giving the robotic properties and the power of movement to his pieces of art, he liberates his artwork from a static state, thus bestowing freedom of its own kind on it. The exhibition represents a metaphor of freedom in the modern artistic life, since the author wants to create and live freely through his art. A whole new world is an artistic product of Ćuk’s reflections on the utopian world of art, but concurrently, it is a realisation of new, modernised artistic practices and the eclectic artistic expression.