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The ‘Isla Nigra’ and Pablo Neruda

Noted artist: Giò Pomodoro


According to Pablo Naruda, the artist wished to create a ‘twisted and uprooted precarious window which clinches the landscape like a vice; it stays up in any case and does not annihilate the project’. This house, referred to as ‘the black island’ (Isla Negra) got swept away with the poet during the Chilean tragedy of 1973. Pomodoro dedicated this work to Neruda, after having reflected on it for the three years he needed to complete it. It can be found in the Via Carlo Marx Gardens.


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