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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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Professor Filutek, part 25
Professor Filutek, part 25
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Professor Filutek slips into the shadows.

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Professor Filutek, part 44
Professor Filutek, part 44
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Holiday photo.

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Felix Culpa
Felix Culpa
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“Felix Culpa” is a series of personal collages by Jagoda Valkov. In her works, the artist combines photographs from her family archive and albums belonging to other members of the Families of Nazareth Movement (within which Valkov was raised) with contemporary symbolic graphics. Here we have processed memories of adolescence and 13 years of life within a religious organization.

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The aquarium
The aquarium
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Jean Gaumy, "The aquarium", 1987, New York City, Coney Island, USA

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From Eye to Bone
From Eye to Bone
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Bartosz Wajer’s works in the “From Eye to Bone” series are photographs from erotic portals that are rephotographed without the standard use of a lens. The artist instead employing the exposed matrix of a digital camera, a handheld lens, and manual manipulation. Utilizing the equipment against the rules of ‘proper’ photography seems to be a cognitively effective technique. By stripping erotic content of the conventions of titillating imagery, one discovers its comic and, at the same time, disturbing nature.

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WAHALA
WAHALA
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The work “WAHALA” addresses the problem of unbridled economic growth and the related ecological concerns. It asks what is driving the world and for how long.

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Different Faces, Different Places
Different Faces, Different Places
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The protagonist of the exhibition “Different Faces, Different Places” is Tomasz Machciński (b. 1942, lives in Kalisz, Poland), the author of a monumental performance, which has continued uninterrupted since 1966, consisting of more than 22,000 fictional or appropriated identities recorded in photographic self-portraits.

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Corona Rhapsody
Corona Rhapsody
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In the song “Bohemian Rhapsody”, Freddy Mercury asks: “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” Ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, we, too, have been confronted with questions about what is actually happening around us and where the border between fantasy and reality lies.

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Jaki mamy budżet? – ‘Where’s the Money?’
Jaki mamy budżet? – ‘Where’s the Money?’
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The state of limited production resources has so deeply shaped our consciousness that virtually any conversation about money is extremely awkward. Ada Zielińska uses her position as an artist adept at navigating the field of art to critically scrutinize the system and its conditions while at the same time empathizing with her co-participants.

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A Lair
A Lair
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In his new series, Tomasz Kawecki weaves an intimate narrative about the spirits and ghosts inhabiting his childhood home and the nearby forest.

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