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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

Karol Sienkiewicz

is a critic and art historian. Among his books are “Patriota wszechświata. O Pawle Althamerze” [Patriot of the Universe: On Paweł Althamer] and “Zatańczą ci, co drżeli. Polska sztuka krytyczna” [Those Who Trembled Will Dance: Polish Critical Art]. He has received the Jerzy Stajuda Prize for Art Criticism.

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Superflat Depths

Superflat Depths
Takashi Murakami’s Art Movement

Magazine / culture
Superflat is a postmodern art movement, founded by the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and influenced by popular culture, such as manga and anime. Karol Sienkiewicz
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Art Is Explosion!

Art Is Explosion!
The Revelations of Tarō Okamoto

Magazine / culture
Some reject the art of Tarō Okamoto – including the Tower of the Sun – as primitive, yet he was perhaps one of the only truly avant-garde artists of Japan. Karol Sienkiewicz
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From the Desert to Museums

From the Desert to Museums
The Journey of Aboriginal Art

Magazine / culture
Long marginalized as ‘primitive art’, the art of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia is slowly but surely gaining global recognition. Karol Sienkiewicz