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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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He Who Asks Doesn’t Photograph
He Who Asks Doesn’t Photograph
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Art historian Ania Diduch talks with photographer Wojtek Wieteska about out of focus photographs, deckchairs, and colliding with the world at “Unseen”, an exhibition of Robert Frank’s work at the renowned gallery, C/O Berlin.

Ania Diduch & Wojtek Wieteska

Reading / culture
The Stump Prophet
The Stump Prophet
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To some, Karol Wójciak was a local eccentric; to others, he was an artist with a singular aesthetic. To most, he was known as Heródek, the creator of wooden gnotek sculptures of angels and saints.

Berenika Steinberg

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The “Unseen” Photography of Robert Frank
The “Unseen” Photography of Robert Frank
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Curator Martin Gasser talks about the death of his long-term collaborator Robert Frank, how he conceived his latest exhibition, and the value of ‘unseen’ photographs.

Ania Diduch & Wojtek Wieteska

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A Watchman over Forgotten Lines
A Watchman over Forgotten Lines
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The supernatural prose of Stefan Grabiński reveals a plethora of earthbound horror that is right before our eyes. This is particularly apparent in his collection of railway-themed uncanny tales, “The Motion Demon”.

Sam Pulham

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The Evil Continent
The Evil Continent
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Do we already belong to a lost civilization, although we do not yet know it? Does President Erdoğan have any painting talent? Will the seventh continent become the new Pangea? And what does the contemporary art world think about all of this?

Stach Szabłowski

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A Lesson in Wonder
A Lesson in Wonder
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In 1962, the marine biologist Rachel Carson published her seminal book on the ecological effects of pesticides, “Silent Spring”. As a result, she advanced the global environmental movement, but was unfairly discredited by her political opponents.

Julia Fiedorczuk

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Venus in Childbirth
Venus in Childbirth
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The naked female body has long been painted, drawn and sculpted throughout history, in both secular and religious art. What role did it once play?

Anna Arno

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I Am Just the Monkey, Not the Organ Grinder
I Am Just the Monkey, Not the Organ Grinder
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“I am just the monkey, not the organ grinder. And I am one of very many monkeys, and a very small one at that,” says Antonia Lloyd-Jones (who has translated three novels by Olga Tokarczuk) when asked about the Nobel Prize in Literature 2018.

Mikołaj Gliński

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Gone, but not Dead
Gone, but not Dead
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On 14th October 2019, the illustrator, drawer and graphic artist Bohdan Butenko passed away. We remember this Master, who regularly contributed to our pages in his later years.

Joanna Domańska

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Olga Tokarczuk’s Books in a Nutshell
Olga Tokarczuk’s Books in a Nutshell
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A brief summary for those of you who haven’t read the Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 winner’s books until the very end.

Grzegorz Uzdański

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