New exhibit at Scott Library explores Portuguese culture

A new exhibit running Nov. 6 to Dec. 6 will feature the work of Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935), a multifaceted poet and thinker from Portugal.

“Pessoa Unveiled/Pessoa Desdobrado/Pessoa Dépliée” runs at the Scott Library, Art Walk, second floor leading to the Collaboratory. It was curated by Ibérina Raquel Vilhena.

This exhibition is a joint initiative between the Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies program, York University’s Scott Library, the Walnut Contemporary Gallery and Camões – Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, I. P., through the Coordination of Portuguese Language Teaching in Canada.

The author of a vast body of work, Pessoa and his multiple heteronyms continue to captivate readers and critics worldwide. Pessoa’s influence in Portuguese culture is widespread and diverse. This exhibition features Pessoa as leitmotif and inspiration in the art scene, namely in the works of several Portuguese illustrators.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Ibérina Raquel Vilhena, director and curator of Walnut Contemporary Gallery.

Visit the Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies website for more information on the program at York U.

Students who visit the exhibit have a chance to win a $100 YU Card by entering this contest.

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