Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fernando Pessoa at the Museu da Lingua Portuguesa

From August 24, at the Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, you can visit the exhibition "Fernando Pessoa, plural like the universe" (“Fernando Pessoa, plural como o universo”). The exposition runs until the 30th of January, with free entry on Saturday. This is the first time that the Museu hosts an exhibition about a Portuguese author.

In the first rom of the temporary exhibition hall, visitors may enter five booths, which will be screened excerpts from poems by Fernando Pessoa himself and his heteronyms Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis, Alvaro de Campos Bernardo Soares. Next, you will enter a kind of poetic labyrinth that will show in a playful and lovely passages of poetry and images of Fernando Pessoa, as a way of portraying his various personas. And then you'll move to an environment where documents facsimile, manuscripts, typescripts related to his life-work will be displayed. In the final section of the exhibition, visitors can follow the chronology of the life-work of the poet, through images taken from the newly launched photobiography produced by Richard Zenith, one of the curators.

When: From 10 am to 5 pm, till January 30
Where: Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, Praça da Luz - Sao Paulo
How much: R$ 6; for free on Saturday

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