Miguel de Cervantes or the Wish to Live

José Manuel Navia2015/2015

Acción Cultural Española, AC/E

Acción Cultural Española, AC/E

The exhibition shows the photographs produced by José Manuel Navia in connection with the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes in 2016. For this project, Navia followed in Cervantes’ footsteps, visually capturing the places and paths trodden by the great author throughout his life – a troubled and uncertain life that is also revealed to us in a veiled manner in his works. The photographs that make up the exhibition are taken especially for this purpose. They illustrate the places linked to Miguel Cervantes’s life, the traces of a lifetime. A series of photographs that embodies the personal gaze of a traveller who wishes to embrace Cervantes’s real and literary territory through image. The photographs are accompanied by detailed texts and literary quotes that refer to the author’s life as well as to his works.

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  • Title: Miguel de Cervantes or the Wish to Live
  • Creator: José Manuel Navia
  • Date Created: 2015/2015
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  • Medium: Photograph