J. Porat: Homage to Fernando Pessoa

at: Belgium House, The Hebrew University, Givat-Ram, Jerusalem

16.11.2008 - 31.1.2009

העולם לא נברא כדי שנהגה בו [...] אלא כדי שנתבונן בו / פרננדו פסואה

Some sights (and sounds) from the opening ceremony, 16.11.2008

[1] Fragments from my speech

[2] Marta Dineia Gamito's and Michal Sadan's addresses

    YouTube Video:    

ראו רשימה קצרה ב"רשימות"

טקסט הערות הפתיחה

Lisbon - September 2009

Lisbon 09.09 - YouTube Video


Opening ceremony at the Belgium-House, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem - November 16, 2008

Marta Dineia Gamito's Address at the Opening of Jacob Porat's Exhibition - "Homage to Fernando Pessoa"

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be here today to open Jacob Porats exhibition, Homage to Fernando Pessoa. Jacob Porats work, speaking for itself, is the expression of a true artistic vocation. In his words, his painting is inevitably inseminated by the two other arts in which he engages: Music and Literature. Jacob Porat studied music and violin and holds first degree in Hebrew Literature and Bible Studies and second degree in Comparative Literature, both from Tel-Aviv University. He studied Art, Painting and art printing in Avni institute in Tel Aviv. Today, Jacob Porat is a member of Israels Painters and Sculptors Association. The world of Fernando Pessoa, is the world of the infinite multiplications between the infinite self and alter egos. What I may say about this exhibition today is that an image is worth a thousand words. I would like to thank the Embassy of Portugal in Israel, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and of course Zehava Kalman and Michal Sadan for hosting this exhibition. Ladies and Gentleman, I now give you the artist, Jacob Porat. I take great pleasure in declaring this exhibition open.



  1. pessoa

    21 nov. 2008... Pessoa em Israel As comemorações integraram, além da conferência, subordinada ao ... a Fernando Pessoa (Homage to Fernando Pessoa), de Jacob Porat, ... um diálogo com Fernando Pessoa, prestando-lhe assim a sua homenagem. ...



Lisbon December 2010 - Invitation / FERNANDO pessoa university - FEBRUARY 2011

Cascais - March 2011

Some relevant views

Some Opening words

"גלריה", הארץ, 13.12.2010

Exposição de Pintura em Lisboa homenageia Pessoa  

Exposição homenageia Pessoa

האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים - המחלקה לדוברות

"פרננדו פסואה לא קיים"

A rainy day


ReferencesReferences to "Homage to Fernando Pessoa" exhibition              

העולם לא נברא כדי שנהגה בו [...] אלא כדי שנתבונן בו / פרננדו פסואה

Visitors remarks

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Still Life


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Self Portraits