Opening at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts on September 14th 2011, an exhibition of photographs about the houses of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.
Through a series of digital photographs you will visit the houses of Pablo Neruda and will enjoy the roots of his poetry. Exploring the homes he built in Chile, is to undertake a magical journey of initiation through these residences designed especially by the poet to achieve great transformation and creation.
His three famous homes, now converted into museums: La Chascona, La Sebastiana and Isla Negra, can certainly not be accused of architectural pretentiousness or sophistication. Full of life and vibrant energy, it is the simplicity and lightness of their materials that make them so welcoming. The building style is intuitive and humble, constructed with the assistance of an architect and a builder but basically designed and modeled by the poet himself.
His homes are characterized by a deep relationship with the land that sustains them, for each one is “the place” chosen by the Nobel laureate to provide the necessary resources for poetic creation.
Through his homes, Neruda seems to cry out that magic exists. In these houses, the poet constructs, organizes, eats, loves, receives, celebrates, is born and dies, reminding us that anything can be made to flourish, whether it be a simple tool or a star.
The exhibition is in cooperation with the Fundación Pablo Neruda – Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile - Embajada de Chile en Jordania
The exhibition will run through October 15th 2011.