• Festival program
  • Participating Artists
  • Festival Statement
  • Festival FAQs page
  • Sponsors and Special Thanks



  • Festival Schedule

    Meet the Artists - presentations of participants' past work: August 17 - 21
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    Final presentations of the collaboration groups: August 26 - 28
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    Daily reviews of the presentations: August 27 - 29






    Participating Artists (listed by collaboration group)

    Vital Rybas (LT), Barbara Stimoli (I), Paola Carlucci (I) and Satoko Ouchi (JAP)

    Maria Mitsopoulou (GR), Andrea Lomanto (US), my name is scot [Scot Keefer] (CAN), Kevin Griesch (CAN), Carly Haddon (CAN) and Leannej [Leanne Johnson] (CAN)

    Matthew Ostrowski (US), Andrea Parkins (US), Julija Naskova (US), and Francesco Guaiana (I)

    Nada Diachenko (US), Antonette Rosato (US), Sabine Cordes (D), Fenja Abraham (CH) and Martin Procházka (CZ)

    Practical Rapture [Lesley Ewen, Igor Santizo, Velcrow Ripper](CAN), and Zabloudil (CZ)

    S/M [Silvia Hromádková, Alex ©vamberk] (CZ/SK) and Damian Catera (US)

    Romana Hagyo (A) and Annette Munk (D)

    GLUE [Manuela Tessi, Thomas Myrmel, Anat Spiegel] (I/US/ISR)






    Festival Statement

    The desire to define existence has produced the most contentious struggles since the dawn of humanity. Civilization is the result of myriad definitions evidenced by science, philosophy and religion. During the epoch of postmodernism, the rift between the spiritual and the material began to grow at an exponential rate; yet, both sides of this split still claim to encompass the other. This contradiction translates into dichotomous interpretations of reality, morality, purpose, expression and power.

    For Spirit Matters, CESTA invites artists from all disciplines to approach and interpret the diverse roles spirituality plays in the inspiration to make, and the creation and critique of, artistic work. We ask artists to collaborate in developing works which critically address the tension and harmony between knowledge and belief, understanding and mystery, the devoted and the devout.

    CESTA's festival themes and parameters of cross-national interdisciplinary collaborations represent the center's commitment to improving communication through creative expression. We base our selection of artists on a review of applications resulting from our annual open call.





    Sponsors and Special Thanks

    UAB Cirtana
    Laima Stankevicene, Director
    Tel. +370 68506160
    město Tábor  








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