Festival in Pandemic Times

Parallel activities

Venue: Museu do Vinho - Adega dos Balseiros

Photo exhibition

Sara Leonardo, photography

In the atypical year of 2020, the first year of the pandemic, the photographer Sara Leonardo set out to document Cistermúsica, which has the emblematic Alcobaça Monastery as its background, capturing a new reality of the Festival.

Where each one that inhabits it - producers, artists, volunteers, public - interacts and creates a new time. Like a well put together orchestra, everyone has a role, trying to find in the spaces, in the sounds, in the smells, familiar elements, which make one feel an apparent normality, knowing however that nothing is the same as in other years.

Every day we live with a destabilising element - the pandemic. Everyone is aware of it, but they move forward and carry on with what they set out to do! The concerts are the great culmination of this work, which is often not seen and which is of enormous wealth as a document of this time.

This exhibition narrates, in a synthetic way, those events lived in the Festival, in a project that will have its maximum exponent in a book "FTP - Festival in Pandemic Times", soon to be published.

The exhibition will be open until 30th August, with free entrance and the following opening hours: 10:00 am - 13:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Inauguration: July 8, 5:00 pm.

Guided tours: 24 and 31 July and 7 and 14 August, subject to registration and a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 15 people. Registration at saramleonardo@gmail.com.


Technical File

Production and Organization
Sara Leonardo and the Banda de Alcobaça 

Conception and Graphic Design
Sara Leonardo

Institutional Partnership
Municipality of Alcobaça (CMA) - Museu do Vinho de Alcobaça

Media Partners
Região de Cister, Bússola Magazine and Cister FM

Sponsors: Relgráfica - Graphic Arts

CMA | Alcobaça Wine Museum

Mayor of the Municipality of Alcobaça
Paulo Jorge Marques Inácio

Councillor for Culture of Alcobaça
Inês Silva

Technical and Scientific Co-ordination (Museology)
Alberto Guerreiro

Communication and Public Relations Office
Ana Alves, Gonçalo Caetano, Hugo Rilhó and Isabel Martins

Museu do Vinho de Alcobaça - Monitoring and Technical Assistance
João André, Isabel Vasconcelos, Zélia Cristina Martins, Rosário Ribeiro and Alexandra Vieira

CMA (Logistics) - DCM
Marta Marques (Coordination), Artur Coelho, Eduardo Ramos, Joel Coelho and Hilário Marcelino (Assembly and Transport)

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