Agata Pyzik writes on culture, art, aesthetics and politics in books and Polish and British press, including The Guardian, London Review of Books, The Wire, Frieze, Calvert Journal, Political Critique and many others. She’s the author of Poor but Sexy. Culture Clashes in Europe East and West (Zero, 2014, Polish transl. W Podworku 2018), and also a monograph on English synthpop group Japan (Bloomsbury, 2019). Her interests include the cultures of really existing socialism and the period of cold war, capitalist transition in post-communist Eastern Europe and political uses of pop culture.
At the Book Arsenal Festival, Pyzik will take part in the discussion Puzzles of European Landscapes in terms of the Festival’s focus theme Neighborhood: An Open Question.