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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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"Smog Wars"
"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 whale in Warsaw? Impossible! And yet here it is!
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.

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Christmas wafers
Christmas wafers
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Bownik’s project violates the taboo, using the Christmas wafer as just a regular canvas for his drawings. Through the process of re-scaling, his work shows how cult objects transform into a completely new matter that loses its original context.

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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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Antarctica
Antarctica
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Silence allows us to unite with all of nature, present within us as the only reality that exists. Let’s listen to its sounds so that it awakens a sense of the deepest peace; the kind of peace that existed before any sound even began to exist.

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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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