Agata Pyzik

Agata Pyzik writes in Polish and English for a number of publications incдuding the Guardian, The Wire, Icon, Frieze, Lampa and many more. She has contributed to anthologies on experimental music, Ryszard Kapuściński and contemporary urbanism. She is currently working on two book projects: Counter-Tradition, a collection of interviews with artists and theorists, and Poor But Sexy, on Cold War and post-Communist culture.

In praise of Libuše Jarcovjáková, the photographer who captured the intimate underlife of 80s Czechoslovakia

In praise of Libuše Jarcovjáková, the photographer who captured the intimate underlife of 80s Czechoslovakia

Not just Chernobyl: how New East TV turned to the dark side, with a little help from HBO

Not just Chernobyl: how New East TV turned to the dark side, with a little help from HBO

Remembering Keith Flint, the Prodigy firestarter who brought rave to Eastern Europe

Remembering Keith Flint, the Prodigy firestarter who brought rave to Eastern Europe

Poland’s feminist punks SIKSA are taking no prisoners

Poland’s feminist punks SIKSA are taking no prisoners

Your guide to the tastes of the New East’s latest food and drink capital

Your guide to the tastes of the New East’s latest food and drink capital

Kira Muratova: a tribute to the dazzling, controversial genius of Soviet and Ukrainian cinema

Kira Muratova: a tribute to the dazzling, controversial genius of Soviet and Ukrainian cinema

Vogue Poland: why the iconic magazine’s first Polish cover has proven so controversial

Vogue Poland: why the iconic magazine’s first Polish cover has proven so controversial

Curating a nation: why the controversy around Gdańsk’s new WW2 museum matters

Curating a nation: why the controversy around Gdańsk’s new WW2 museum matters

Get real: why socialist realist painting deserves another look

Get real: why socialist realist painting deserves another look

Soviet cinema: the legacy of Tatiana Samoilova and Mikhail Kalatozov

Soviet cinema: the legacy of Tatiana Samoilova and Mikhail Kalatozov

Explicit agenda: sex on screen in Russia

Explicit agenda: sex on screen in Russia

Dress to suppress: East European geopolitics and the costume drama

Dress to suppress: East European geopolitics and the costume drama

What is to be done? Radical collective Chto Delat confront the paradoxes of political art

What is to be done? Radical collective Chto Delat confront the paradoxes of political art

Waves of the future: rediscovering Russia’s sound art pioneers

Waves of the future: rediscovering Russia’s sound art pioneers

Cruising past: photographer Yevgeniy Fiks resurrects Moscow’s forgotten gay history

Cruising past: photographer Yevgeniy Fiks resurrects Moscow’s forgotten gay history

Gilt trip: Anna Skladmann’s unsettling portraits of a new elite

Gilt trip: Anna Skladmann’s unsettling portraits of a new elite

Under western eyes: Polish artists tackle the paradox of Kaliningrad

Under western eyes: Polish artists tackle the paradox of Kaliningrad