The Dead Class by Tadeusz Kantor


Dead Class (1975) was the most famous of Tadeusz Kantors theatre pieces of the 1970s. In the play, Kantor himself played the role of a teacher who presided over a class of apparently dead characters who are confronted by mannequins which represented their younger selves. He had begun experimenting with the juxtaposition of mannequins and live actors in the 1950s.

The picture was taken at Pinakothek der Moderne, a museum for modern art in Munich, Germany.

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