The entertainment issue, Autumn 2022 from TANK magazine.
This issue of TANK is inspired by our contemporary predicament in which, as philosopher Byung-Chul Han says: “Reality itself appears to be an effect of entertainment.”
Justin E.H. Smith tackles the Marvelisation of the superhero epic from Siberia to California, while Joe Kennedy tracks the evolution of entertainment from “pure incident” to Love Island’s Balearic-dazed ASMR soundscape. Izabella Scott heads for the ugly place where the legal system and reality TV meet, and Ursula Schulz-Dornburg explores a ramshackle kid’s world. Stay in your seat for Asa Seresin on Times Square’s lost pornography theatres and the value of looking with pleasure, while Ha-Joon Chang exercises an appetite for economics. Stay tuned for Sammy Lee’s poetic unpacking of K-pop and Korean soft power, while Philippa Snow discusses beatings and cinematic bad-boys.
But wait, there’s more… Images featuring the best and most beautiful of A/W 2022 await you from Takashi Homma, Xiaopeng Yuan and Daniel Clavero. Isabelle Wenzel throws some shapes, while Chus & Greg look back in fandom nostalgia. Our own fashion manifesto is a new approach to dissecting what fashion means today. Plus, you’ll find interviews with Geoff Dyer, Hannah Black and Jenny Erpenbeck, and new original fiction from Marieke Lucas Rijneveld.