Lecture, duration: 45 min
Theatre Bagatela, Sarego 7, Kraków

As an extension, incarnation or appendix to his essay for this publication, Black Holes, Yann Chateigné will share sounds, images and videos. In an eclectic lecture, he elaborates on dusty eccentricity, critical theatricality, disquieting strangeness, and nostalgia in the work of Kantor. Other elements like the copy and the dummy, actors as amateurs, moving around the stage, and the comical life of sculptures will be discussed. The works by Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, Nathaniel Mellors, Mike Kelley, and Edward Kienholz are amongst some of the contemporary references that he makes in relation to the broad work of Tadeusz Kantor.

Herbert List, Trepanation, 1944



Yann Chateigné Tytelman (b. 1977) is a critic and curator. He currently acts as Dean of the Art Department at Geneva University of Art and Design. In this context, he supervises LiveInYourHead, the schoolʼs interdisciplinary curatorial institute and Fieldwork: Marfa, an international research and residency programme located in Marfa, TX, USA. He previously served as Chief Curator at CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux. As a curator, he has organized and co-organized several cross-disciplinary projects, programmes and exhibitions including The Curtain of Dreams (IAC Villeurbanne, 2011), Fun Palace (Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2010), The Mirage of History (Kaleidoscope Project Space, Milan; LiveInYourHead, Geneva, Whitechapel, London, 2010-12), IΔO. Explorations in French Psychedelia (CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, 2008-09), Ultramoderne (Paul Wurth Hall, Luxembourg, Passerelle, Brest, 2007-08), A Theater without Theater (Macba, Barcelona; Museu Berardo, Lisbon, 2007-08). As a writer, he is a regular contributor for several international exhibition catalogues, publications, and magazines such as Artforum, Frieze, Art in America, Kaleidoscope, Art Press or Criticism.


Project Radical Languages subsidized by the Ministry of Culture and the National Heritage,
Flemish Representation  at the Belgian Embassy and the Mondriaan Fonds.
Partner: Barka Alrina, Bęc Zmiana Foundation.
Media patronage: Program 2 Polskiego Radia, TVP Kultura, TVP Kraków, Radio Kraków, Gazeta Wyborcza, Karnet, O.pl, Cracow-life.com, Purpose.com.pl, E-splot.


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