With SPECIAL WORKS mean those photographs that are the product of a long-lived personal and artistic, whatever their kind, from reportage to the abstract, from landscape to still life to the research staff.
Tadeusz Kantor was born in Wielopole , " a small town with a market square and a few
dingy alley " , April 6, 1915 .
He attended his studies in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow , where, with the Club of
Students organizes a single representation of puppet theater inspired by The Death of
Tintagiles , by Maurice Maeterlinck , and graduated in 1939. His teachers include
Andrzej Pronaszko , one of the greatest exponents of European constructivism , and Gordon Craig ,
the memory of which it is bound, during the war, the fact of finding themselves in making dolls.
In the years of the German occupation in Krakow form the Group Theatre Clandestino with which
stages of Balladyna J. Słowacki and The Return of Ulysses S. Wyspiański where it appears
for the first time the idea of the object poor " of the lowest rank ." Began working as a set designer,
which will run until 1963.
In 1947 he was in France with a scholarship and the following year , Palak Sztuki in Krakow ,
organizes the First Exhibition of Modern Art Polish post-war . Exposes its
Paintings metaphorical .
In 1950 he retired for four years from the official artistic life . In 1955 he founded with Maria Jarema
the "Teatro Cricot 2" and together produce Witkiewicz The Octopus (1956) , The Circus Mikulski
(1957) where it appears the first " Ambalaź ."
Over the years Sessantta organizes numerous solo exhibitions ( Paris , Dusseldorf , Gothenburg , New
York , Baden Baden , Nuremberg ) and participates in international exhibitions in Kassel ,
Venice , Prague , Darmstadt , Pittsburg , Essen. With the Opera Cricot 2 presents the shows
inspired by Witkiewicz : In the small house , The Madman and the Nun , The Hen Aquatic .
He wrote the Manifesto of the Theatre Informel which is followed by the Manifesto of the Theatre Zero, the
Manifesto Ambalaź and texts Meeting with Durer Rhinoceros , What a wonderful thing the dress,
Theatre Theatre events or happenings .
The first happening , Cricotage , takes place in Warsaw at the Gallery Foksal . The Great Below
Packaging, the letter, the panoramic sea Happening , The Anatomy Lesson second
Remdrandt , Teatro impossible. He won the first prize at the IX Biennial of São Paulo
Brazil and the Marzotto Prize . In 1968 , he participates in the International Meeting of Vela Luka
Yugoslavia , where he met Achille Perilli , who invited him to Rome the following year for the Festival
Rome Prize at the National Gallery of Modern Art. Presents the hen aquatic .
In the seventies , the commitment to the visual arts proceeds parallel to the theater.
Participates in international exhibitions in Kassel , Dublin , Cologne and at the symposium of the plastic arts
" Wroclaw '70" ( with the project of gigantic Concrete chair , then materialized in a
wooden monument 14 meters high in Oslo ) , is organizing the Multipart Foksal Gallery , Projects
impossible , the packaging conceptual and installation cambriolage , publishes the Manifest 70 ,
creates the happenings in Dourdan The laundry and Paris, with French actors , the piece of Shoemakers
Witkiewicz . In January 1975, will start rehearsals of The Dead Class , he wrote the manifesto The Theatre
Death and The Little Manifesto. The class receives died in New York Critics Award
OBIE . In 1979 , at the Exhibition Palace in Rome , presents the cricotage Où sont les
Snows of yesteryear and opens the exhibition The avant-garde Polish 1910-1978 . The works of T. Kantor .
The painters of Cricot . The Theatre Cricot 2 .
In Florence , in the deconsecrated church of Santa Maria, start the atelier of the Teatro Cricot 2 that
provides a seminar and the creation of a new show. Born in 1980 , in
contemporary in Krakow and Florence , the two Cricoteke , documentation centers of Cricot
2 . On 23 June 1980, Cricot 2 presents in Florence, with the participation of Italian actors ,
Wielopole - Wielopole .
In the following years , as well as personal art in Paris, where he published the text Un lieu précis , and
Avignon , participates in the XL Venice Biennale. The Centre Pompidou is dedicating a Geoirges
2 shows at the Teatro Cricot and organizes Présence Polonaise , within which prepares the
classroom - the work closed. Cricot 2 debuted in Nuremberg with Crepin artists ( a
Italian- German-Polish co-production ) . In Milan , at the Civic School of Dramatic Art Paul
Fat, leads a seminar which ends with the show A wedding and drawing
Lesson published in Milan in 1988. Al Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari held a conference
International studies dedicated to his creation The wait very important.
In 1987 he created the cricotage Machine of Love and Death , presented in Kassel , Milan,
Palermo and Reggio Emilia . The International Puppet Museum is dedicating an exhibition
Tadeusz Kantor . Objects and stage machinery .
In 1988 , in Milan , the world premiere of Qui not go back there again . At the Theatre of Chaillot Paris
held the Festival of Cricot 2, La retour . Théâtre de l' amour et de la mort , the Centre Pompidou ,
Tadeusz Kantor, painter, auter , homme de théâtre : Ses resonances à la fin du XX siècle .
In 1990 , continuing in Krakow tests , started in Toulouse, Today is the last show
He died during the last trial , on 8 December 1990.