"In Ark Journal Volume VIII we reflect on the idea of a more fluid and holistic way of thinking and creating. We visit perfumer Barnabé Fillion of Arpa Studios in Paris whose work is inspired by his own synaesthesia, visualising fragrances as invisible landscapes. In New York, Landon Metz, an artist whose practice explores painting as a fluid meditative activity, has created an exclusive series of artworks for Ark Journal. We also share a personal memoir by renowned New York-based fine art photographer Martien Mulder. She is a minimalist whose images are sober yet warm and accessible, with photographs reflecting her travels, her movements and her life.
The homes selected for this issue, from Los Angeles to a small city in Northern Italy and from Copenhagen to Brussels, open new perspectives on the culture of specific sites and how the houses relate to their surroundings. John Pawson’s house for Michael Maharam is entirely built from stone from the mountainous site and its liveable minimalism creates a dialogue between nature, architecture and the occupants. Similarly, Kim Rahbek Hansen’s summer house on the island of Falster by Terese Erngaard of Swiss practice Diener & Diener, tells beautifully of finding the right place on the margin between land and sea. Also lapped by waves, in Helsinki, a sauna pivots between private and public life for Finnish architect Tuomas Toivonen and Japanese designer Nene Tsuboi, who are creators and custodians of this contemplative but communal space.
A multitude of creativity, languages and origins comes together in this issue. Among others we meet the multidisciplinary designer Raf Simon in conversation with curator and design director Marco Sammicheli. Also bridging fashion, art and design Ann Demeulemeester and her partner and collaborator Patrick Robyn share their four decade-long creative journey."
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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.
AUTUMN & WINTER 2022/23
KIKO KOSTADINOV, menswear’s most exciting independent talent, on the cover of the 36th issue of Fantastic Man. He’s photographed in a London park by MARK PECKMEZIAN, wearing a selection of his own designs. This latest edition explores the vast landscape of menswear – it's a mighty survey of the clothes men can and should choose to wear today and tomorrow, that also offers many forensic examinations of the people who create and inspire them. There are legends and debutants, old things and new things, ground-breaking fashion proposals and revisions of overlooked and underloved garments. It’s a lot, and it’s available now!
In this issue there’s fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art books from ascendent stars including Bora Chung, Fernanda Melchor and Tahi Saihate and established supernovas including Sheila Heti, Darius Koehliand Anne Carson. In these pages you’ll find a talking toilet golem, a zero-gravity portrait of family life and a torn-out stuck-in retelling of Herakles’ madness, alongside experimental poetry from a neglected polymath and a lyrical re-voicing of a turgid Pliny the Elder.