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Awangardowe bezformia i ich losy. Prolegomena
Fates of Avant-garde Formlessness

Author(s): Agnieszka Dauksza
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe
Keywords: Informe; affect; avant-garde; Georges Bataille; Tadeusz Kantor; Leo Lipski

Summary/Abstract: In the following article the author considers a formlessness phenomenon which, at first, is understood as a philosophical term (Georges Bataille’s concept), then as aesthetic category (informel painting, Tadeusz Kantor's theatre, Leo Lipski's literature). Commentary is conducted from the perspective of ‘affective criticism’. The author analyses meaning, function and figures which formlessness becomes in different artistic works. Then, the author examines avant-garde interest in formlessness as a manifestation of search and establishment of ‘alternative’ modernity.

  • Issue Year: 57/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 119-134
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish