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"Ulica Tadeusza Kantora"
Korczowski"Tadeusz Kantor's Street"
curator Bogdan Renczynski
Bogdan Korczowski was born in 1954 in Cracow. In 1978 he graduated from the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts in the studio of professor Wlodzimierz Kunz. He made his debut at the "Nowa Ruda" festival in 1974 with his performance "White Bike" ("Bialy Rower"), inspired by Tadeusz Kantor's theatrical happenings. Over the years, Bogdan Korczowski has devoted a significant chunk of his work to Kantor's legacy, including a series of painting installations between 1990- 2000, entitled "Kartonteka".
"I have been following Tadeusz Kantor's work very closely", says Korczowski. "Once, when a student of the Academy of Fine Arts, in spring of 1975 after having seen preview presentations of 'The Dead Class', I knew that I would pay tribute to him one day. After I moved to Paris in 1980, three years later I presented my first homage - drawings and lithographs inspired by his works. Tadeusz Kantor spent a lot of time in Paris in the 80's. Thanks to his kindness, I was allowed to take pictures throughout all of the performances, not forgetting of course that I was a painter, not a photographer. I took these pictures with the slide technique, just for myself as my own interpretation of his theatre. I tried to create these slides as if they were paintings, manipulating their colour and sharpness", says Korczowski.
Tadeusz Kantor, Cricot 2, "Ou sont les neiges d'antan..." Paris, 5 novembre 1982
Tadeusz Kantor, Cricot 2 "Ou sont les neiges d'antan ?" Paris 5 novembre 1982
Tadeusz Kantor,Cricot 2 "La Classe Morte" Paris, 9 septembre 1983
Tadeusz Kantor, Cricot 2 "Wielopole,Wielopole" Paris, 23 juin 1984
Tadeusz Kantor,Cricot 2 "Qu'ils crèvent,les artistes !" Paris,25 septembre 1985
Tadeusz Kantor, Cricot 2 "Je ne reviendrai jamais" Paris, 28 Septembre 1988
2 "Aujourd'hui c'est mon anniversaire" Paris,24 janvier 1991