ceremony at the Belgium-House, The Hebrew University,
Jerusalem - November 16, 2008
Gamito's Address at the Opening of Jacob Porat's Exhibition
- "Homage to Fernando Pessoa"
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.