Kantor's Atelier

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Kantor's Atelier information

Kraków , Poland
Street ul Sienna 7/5
Extras Western Kraków
+48 12 421 3266
Getting there
tram 6, 8, 18
Opening hours
10am-4pm Wed & Fri, to 6pm Tue & Thu
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Lonely Planet review

Even in life it was hard to define Tadeusz Kantor, a master of both performance and visual arts, who blurred the line between genres. Poet, painter, set designer and actor, he delighted and confounded his audiences with his one-man avant-garde extravaganzas. The venue for his performances was the Cricot 2 Theatre - defunct since his death in 1990. But the Crikoteka archive documents his life work, maintaining a collection of set designs, costumes, photographs and videos. Kantor's Atelier is also open to the public, housing a small gallery of pieces that the artist created towards the end of his life.