This exhibit consists of 180 photographs and other documents that Jorge Luis Borges produced for a book that was published two years before his death. The photos come from the private collection of his widow, María Kodama, and are complemented by audio and film clips. They portray a Borges much different from the author who gives lectures, showing instead a reflective and relaxed man, a smiling companion traveling with his wife in places like Geneva, Philadelphia, Istanbul, and Crete. The exhibit invites us to participate in Borges’ universe, through his way of seeing, interpreting, and living in the world that he traveled through and reflected on with simplicity in his writing.
Recorded Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Instituto Cervantes Gallery.