January 28 - February 27, 2022
curated by Ivana Meštrov
Emil the Orangutan was a pet of a Serbian civil servant, who, due to a job transfer, had to sell Emil to the Schönbrunn Zoo. Between 1927 and 1938, Emil had been a media star and a favourite attraction in Vienna – until he became extremely fat and so depressed that he refused every contact. After his death, Emil’s body parts were scattered around scientific institutions and museum collections. Only his skull remains missing.
Concept and scenario in collaboration with: Daniel Popović; Video processing: Filip Markovinović; 3D model & Printing by Francesco Pusterla @ Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli - IED Como. Special thanks to: Gerhard Heindl (Schönbrunn Zoo), Alexander Bible (Natural History Museum, Vienna), Maximilian Petrasko (Zoological Collection, Vienna), Sonja Žakula (Institute of Ethnography, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade), Dubravka Sekulić (IZK Institute for Contemporary Art, Graz), Ana Hušman (Academy of Arts, Zagreb), Dejan Vasić (art historian and independent curator, CZKD, Belgrade), Sofija Kamasi (designer), Kinga Emese Fazekas (German language translator and interpreter), Marta Palašti (German language translator, and mother), Nikola Džafo and Vesna Grginčević (Šok ZaDruga, Novi Sad), Konstantin Đuričković (2D skull animation, Academy of Art Novi Sad), Filip Ivančić (transport of Emil's skull), Luke Mackin (Sumatra wallpaper, PT. Wild Sumatra Adventures), Katarina Kostandinović (curator, KCB).
More information is available at https://galum.hr/en/exhibitions/exibition/1743/.