Tadeusz Kantor, DVD,Niech Zczezną Artyści, zapis filmowy Stanisława Zajączkowskiego

Tadeusz Kantor’s Let the Artists Die – DVD


The world premiere of this performance took place on 2 June 1985 in Nuremberg’s Institut für moderne Kunst. Nearly half a year later the Polish viewers could see “Let the Artists Die” in Warsaw and Krakow.

The TV recording of this performance made by Stanisław Zajączkowski at The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Krakow, January 1986.

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“Let the Artists Die” opened a series of performances by Kantor in which reflections on his achievements and transformations of old motifs played a very important part.

“Let the Artists Die / Niech szczezną artyści” was created in collaboration with Nuremberg’s Institut für moderne Kunst and Milan’s Centro di Ricerca per il Teatro. Kantor also accepted an invitation to Nuremberg from the banker and art patron Karl G. Schmidt. The final rehearsals took place there (they had began in Kraków). The play premiered in the German city in 1985.

The play is initially set in the cemetery storeroom, which later turns into Kantor’s room of imagination and then into a replica of St. Mary’s Altar by Veit Stoss. In the author’s own words: There is no plot in this performance / There is no play which gives life to this performance. / The performance creates itself”…

Additional information

Weight0.250 kg
Dimensions18.8 x 14.2 x 1 cm



77 min


Dolby Digital 2.0 Polish language

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