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Tadeusz Kantor Today

Metamorphoses of Death, Memory and Presence- Translated by Anda MacBride


Edited By Katarzyna Fazan, Anna R. Burzynska and Marta Brys

This book is a compendium of texts by international authors which reflect on Tadeusz Kantor’s art in a broad range of contexts. The studies include works of prominent art historians, theatrologists and artists. The present revisiting of Kantor’s artistic œuvre reflects a contemporary historiographic approach. The authors place value on individual memory and consider contemporary art outside the traditional boundaries of particular artistic genres. The studies employ the latest strategies for researching theatrical performance as autonomous statements, without a literary anchor. Thanks to this approach, the eschatological and historical issues, crucial to the sphere of reference of Kantor’s Theatre of Death, have acquired a new presence – as art that liberates thinking in the here-and-now.
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Cécile Coutin – La Machine de l’Amour et de la Mort de Tadeusz Kantor


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La Machine de l’Amour et de la Mort de Tadeusz Kantor

Cécile Coutin

Tadeusz Kantor, artiste peintre et sculpteur, auteur dramatique et metteur en scène polonais, s’est toujours démarqué des modes et courants artistiques de son temps.

À l’Académie des Beaux-Arts de Cracovie, il a été l’élève du grand scénographe Karol Frycz, ami d’Edward Gordon Craig. Plus tard, en 1947-1950, Kantor devient à son tour professeur dans cette même école1, mais il est rapidement révoqué.

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