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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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Nimfea

Nimfea

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The series of seven collages – created by Wojciech Ireneusz Sobczyk as part of the Hungarian residency programme organized by the Viennese gallery Krinzinger Projekte – is part of a larger artistic project by Sobczyk, titled “Nimfea”. The key to understanding and reading these works is the Voynich manuscript, one of the most mysterious and peculiar medieval scripts.
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Paris Photo 2019

Paris Photo 2019

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Paris Photo is the most important art fair dedicated entirely to photography. The event attracts thousands of visitors as well as hundreds of galleries and artists. We present you with our selection of photos from this year’s 23rd edition of the Paris photography fair.
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It Should Be OK.

It Should Be OK.

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Young people occupy an extraordinary place in the history of Września. They were the heroes of the Września children strike that later became a symbol of young people’s struggle for freedom – of the individual and the nation alike. Almost 120 years after those events took place, photographer Zuza Krajewska was invited to create this year’s edition of the Września Collection project. The artist decided to take a closer look at the contemporary generation of young Poles from Września.
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Lola van der W.

Lola van der W.

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Wojtek Wieteska is trying to understand the psychology of the portrayed girl by playing with the reproduction that he “takes” on real trips around the world. He exercises the capacity of van der Weyden’s image, designing new “versions” of the model and by extension – her personality.
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Heliography

Heliography

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In Heliography, Nicolas Grospierre's new body of works, the photographer abandons oneof his favourite topics, architecture, to deliver works that could be seen as the antithesis ofCartier Bressons's concept of "decisive moment".

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Colours of Lost Time

Colours of Lost Time

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Bownik’s vision takes the intense, saturated hues of a bird’s plumage and has them disperse, turning them into a buzzing phantom of spectroscopic dimensions. These extinct creatures come back to life in the form of a mysterious spectrum that casts shade.
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Lumberjacks

Lumberjacks

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Up until the mid-19th century, only Native Americans living in the area knew about the existence of Californian sequoias. In 1852, hunter Augustus T. Dowd came across 92 huge specimens. Speculators immediately became interested in the Calaveras County sequoias. The first of them, dubbed the “Giant Tree”, was cut down on 27th June 1853.
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The Internets

The Internets

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The internet, despite being widely available, as a virtual entity remains elusive. Its visualisation (what we know as the internet) is a collection of blue images, implicating digital modernity. Underneath those notions, however, hide addresses of companies that provide services and management of the internet.
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Eternal Summer

Eternal Summer

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Fokas boldly strips his model-friends down in front of the lens; yet, their poses are far from sexualized. A physical and spatial tension unfolds, as playful and surreal corporeal formations engage in a choreographic interplay of attraction, seduction, detachment, and resistance. Flirting with autonomy and vulnerability, his subjects are often witnessed as being in distress.
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Laniakea

Laniakea

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Sławomir Pawszak’s photograms are genetically consistent with the direction of artistic experiments focused on “drawing”, or rather “painting” with light. In form, his works are the closest to Karol Hiller’s heliographic images, albeit more for the idea they follow rather than the technique as such.
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Rubedo

Rubedo

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The starting point of the visual essay “Rubedo”, produced in the form of a three-channelled animation, is Jakub Woynarowski’s curatorial project “Echoes” from 2014, as well as the accompanying performative lecture “Redrum”, prepared in collaboration with Kuba Mikurda.
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From the Series Tuesday - Saturday

From the Series Tuesday - Saturday

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Photograph by the famous duo Marina Abramovic & Ulay
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Spinebone Soup and Stuffed Rabbits

Spinebone Soup and Stuffed Rabbits

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Some years ago, I began refusing to eat meat entirely. My objection being based neither on ecological nor ethical grounds, I could only guess at what mechanism of a personal eschatology drove my alimentary choice. – Ksenia Yurkova
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Mikado

Mikado

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The Mikado series is the latest stage of my long-standing artistic development as a photographer, and the next step in my analysis of the creative process. For the past fifteen years, the techniques of digital image processing became crucial for my art. When working on the Mikado project, I experimented with form, focusing solely on the creative process and its medium. – Igor Omulecki
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One Third

One Third

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According to a UN study, one third of the world's food goes to waste - the largest part thereof in the industrialized nations of the global north. Equally, 925 million people around the world are threatened by starvation. The series "One Third" describes the connection between individual wastage of food and globalized food production.
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The Migrant

The Migrant

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“The Migrant” is a story about a bird’s remarkable life course; a story about how we deal with animals, the city’s makeability and our attempt to shape an ideal society.
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The Last Road of the Immortal Woman

The Last Road of the Immortal Woman

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“The Last Road of the Immortal Woman” is where Henrietta Lacks is no longer alive, but not yet immortal. A liminal space separating mortality and immortality, the scientific and the emotional, the political and the personal, the metaphysical and the empirical, exploitation and recognition.
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The Bequest

The Bequest

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Maria Loboda is an intercultural artist, who builds her vocabulary by drawing from the resources of various cultures. She refers to her own work as an archaeology, for it contains references to history, art, philosophy, literature, science, folklore, alchemy, and various aspects of spirituality and transcendence in the wider sense.
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Nightflight to Venus

Nightflight to Venus

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The shapes in the images are not always legible, the photographs are saturated with neon colors. They transmogrify the female body into forms that call to mind the inhabitants of coral reefs in warm tropical seas or inaccessible ocean depths. We are on a higher plane of rendering the body unrecognizable.
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Below the Surface

Below the Surface

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Richard Avedon was an American fashion and portrait photographer. An obituary published in The New York Times said that “his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century.”