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FEST 2021 Official Image — "HOPE", by Francisco Fonseca

FEST returns in 2021 with "HOPE".

This year, after months of uncertainty and a weakened cultural sector, FEST decided to celebrate with optimism its 17th edition, with the theme "HOPE".

FEST prides itself on being a communal and interdisciplinary festival — a characteristic we wish to reflect on our visual identity going forward. On this note, we invited portuguese artist Francisco Fonseca to illustrate FEST's 2021 poster, having as a basis two guidelines:


  1. To represent the theme "HOPE" in the illustration;
  2. To follow as inspiration a classic work previously selected by FEST — in this case, Johan Christian Dahl'sbreathtaking painting "View from Stahlheim".


We couldn't have been more pleased with the result, which you can find below, along with the original painting for reference.

You can find out more about Francisco, and support his work, here.

Join us at FEST this October 4 — 11, 2021!