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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

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A Woman with a Pebble in Her Heart

A Woman with a Pebble in Her Heart

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We invite you to watch an animation about Janina Ipohorska, one of the post-war pioneers of “Przekroj”, who for years was the deputy of editor-in-chief Marian Eile. The video was created for the occasion of our 75th birthday. Enjoy!
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Solaris

Solaris

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At first glance, one can assume that Igor Omulecki’s works from the Solaris cycle stay within the orbit of post-minimalism and op-art. After all, the minds of the inhabitants of the art world are somehow trained to create such connotations. However, as Władysław Strzemiński put it in his Theory of Seeing: “It is not what the eye catches mechanically that matters in the process of seeing, but the consciousness man has of his seeing.”
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Kontakt

Kontakt

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Somewhere in Eastern Europe, children gather every summer to wear military uniforms, camp in tents under harsh conditions and practice firing guns. For an outsider, the idea itself seems scary. For them, it’s the time of their life.
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Skateboarders

Skateboarders

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Hugh Holland's 1970s photographs of kids and teens skateboarding in empty swimming pools and boardwalks in Southern California are a perfect snapshot of the wild, frenetic energy of that era.
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At the Baltic Sea

At the Baltic Sea

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Herbert List, 1933

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Waiting for the Snow

Waiting for the Snow

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“Waiting for the Snow” (“Czekając na śnieg”) is a photographic project presenting the curious phenomenon of Polish migration to South American countries during the 19th-century partitions and the interwar period.
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Magnetic Sculptures

Magnetic Sculptures

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The “Magnetic Sculptures” project by Honza Zamojski is a series of overscaled black-and-white photographs depicting sculptures made of tiny magnets. Recalling the tone and proportion of Brassaï’s famous portfolio “Les Sculptures de Picasso”, Zamojski’s shadowy monuments also invoke the unrealized forms of constructivist architecture.
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“It’s Okay to Panic” Documentary Soon Available Online
Mind the climate

“It’s Okay to Panic” Documentary Soon Available Online

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“It’s Okay to Panic”, the new film by the creators of “Smog Wars”, will be released on 1st June 2020. The film’s production was supported by PRZEKRÓJ Foundation.
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INSIDE INSECT

INSIDE INSECT

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The “INSIDE INSECT” project is a personal exploration of the work, construction and representation of the symbolic universe of the film-maker Luis Buñuel. “INSIDE INSECT” updates the figure of Luis Buñuel through contemporary artistic perspectives, and explores the use and function of images.
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AEON

AEON

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Swiss photographer and artist Marcel Rickli reflects on pressing concerns about radioactive waste in the form of a visual research project in the field of tension between documentary photography and art. His latest work, AEON, contrasts the symbolic nature of nuclear semiotics with the factuality of repositories as they are planned and built today.
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What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say? ♫

What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say? ♫

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American acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton takes us on a sound trip to the first quiet park on Earth, where we can hear the gentle sounds of the Zabalo River, nestled deep in the Amazon rainforest.
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ENJOY house

ENJOY house

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This series by New York artist Shelli Weiler presents forms of escapist amusement as hostile and uninhabitable environments. Subjects and spaces are produced in the pursuit of ideals, where sites for entertainment are fashioned by their shortcomings. Through the negation of colour, this series focuses on how the construction of fantasy inevitably entails its own failure.
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There is Nothing New Under The Sun

There is Nothing New Under The Sun

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American philosopher and literary critic Frederic Jameson once said that it’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism. The photographer Kata Geibl refers to this thesis with her photo series entitled “There is Nothing New Under The Sun”.
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Halfway Up Mt. Mitchell, Burnsville, NC

Halfway Up Mt. Mitchell, Burnsville, NC

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Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Halfway Up Mt. Mitchell, Burnsville, NC, 2013
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La Famille

La Famille

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Alain Laboile, photographer and father of six children, is the creator of a testimony to the everyday celebration of blissful childhood.
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Night Remains

Night Remains

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Lovisa Ringborg captures an ambiguous world in her photographs, where the border between reality and fiction is blurred. In her artwork including photography, sculpture and video Ringborg investigates the subconscious, creating dreamy scenarios and situations, often balancing on a narrow path between beauty and repulsion.
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Figures

Figures

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Malala Andrialavidrazana’s works are remarkably personal in their nature, actively referring to the idea of territory – a concept the artist had researched for several years. Her images are filled with concern about cross-cultural dialogue, locality, and all kinds of sociological, economic and political constructs that stand – even if just a little – against the constant advance of globalization.
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"Smog Wars"
Mind the climate

"Smog Wars"

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Here is a documentary about Poland's smog problem and the country's efforts to tackle it, directed by Jonathan L. Ramsey and produced by Michał Konopa.
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A Communist LSD Trip. The Story of Czechoslovak Acid ♫

A Communist LSD Trip. The Story of Czechoslovak Acid ♫

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In the 1960s, LSD was legally available across Czechoslovakia. A writer recounts the story of how a communist state became the leading manufacturer of a psychedelic drug. Original text written by Aleksander Kaczorowski. 
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A whale in Warsaw? Impossible! And yet here it is!
Diary of an Eternal Pessimist

A whale in Warsaw? Impossible! And yet here it is!

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It was supposed to be a regular day for those living in the Polish capital, Warsaw. However, at dawn a whale appeared. Watch a trailer of a documentary on the events of this day.