Issue 1 MAP
#70 - April 2024

An Announcement from MAP magazine

After a run of nearly 20 years, MAP magazine is now closed to pitches and commissions. It has been both a privilege and pleasure to have worked with so many wonderful contributors, editors and organisations across Scotland and beyond, throughout the life of this publishing project.
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#70 - May 2024 Review

Critical reflections on the idea of Black Culture in Britain

Dr Donna Chambers attends The Ignorant Art School | Sit-in Curriculum #3 | DXG | The Otolith Group, organised and hosted by the Cooper Gallery, Dundee
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#70 - April 2024 Vessel on MAP

Vessels of hope

A response by Isabel Pérez-Ramos to the 2023 Portobello-based project Vessel. This is one of three texts commissioned by organisers Art Walk Projects and published by MAP
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#70 - April 2024 Vessel on MAP


A response to Vessel by Alycia Pirmohamed. This text, one of a trio published on MAP this month, was commissioned by Portobello-based Art Walk Projects as part of its 2023 Vessel programme
#70 - April 2024 Vessel on MAP

A Stitch in Time Saves Sunshine

A response by Maria Sledmere to the work of Jonathan Baxter, Tonya McMullan and Claudia Zeiske, all participants of the 2023 Art Walk Projects programme Vessel. This artist text is one of three AWP commissions to be published this month in collaboration with MAP
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#6 - April 2006 Review

Tropicalia: A Revolution in Brazilian Culture

Barbican, London, 16 February–21 May 2006 
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#66 - July 2022 Tender a response

Tender a response

Editorial for a review-based series commissioned by editor-in-residence Sara O’Brien
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#5 - January 2006 Review

Books: Journey to the Lower World

By Marcus Coates, edited by Alec Finlay, published by Platform Projects and Morning Star, 2005, ISBN 0 9546831 6 1
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#57 - May 2020 Review


Alexander Storey-Gordon tuned into (and out of) the digital programme, 1-3 May 2020
#31 - April 2014 MAP Reading Group

‘Sick Sick Sick’ : The Books of Ornery Women

A reading project examining a radical or ‘bludgeoned’ subjectivity of female writers | Session Five, Travis Jeppeson, The Suiciders, CCA Clubroom, Thursday 29 May, 6.30pm
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#17 Spring - March 2009 Review

Nina Canell

10 October–24 December, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin
#45 - June 2018 Review

Chapter Four

The fourth instalment of Out of Office Auto-Reply by Susan Finlay
#19 Autumn - September 2009

Emerging: Lynn Hynd

Colin Perry enjoys the ‘pleasure of not knowing’ in the sculptural collage of this Glasgow-based artist
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#44 - May 2018 Review

GI reviews and responses

Last in a series of reviews and responses to Glasgow International 2018, Maria Howard writes on Nadia Myre at The Briggait, Cross-feed by Gary Zhexi Zhang & Aniara Omann and Self-Service by Kirsty Hendry & Ilona Sagar
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#67 - May 2023 Review

Ignorant rock, sentimental layer

Ben Nicholson visits Alchemy 2023, Hawick
#20 Winter - November 2009 Review

In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960-1976

19 July–5 October, MoMA, 2009, New York
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#11 Autumn - September 2007 Review

Books: After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art

Eleanor Heartney, Helaine Posner, Nancy Princnthal, Sue Scott ISBN 978-3-7913-3732-6 £25
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#56 - March 2020 Editorial

Staying Close

Contact, proximity and hello
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#14 Summer - June 2008 Review

Chris Marker

25 February–5 April 2008, Galerie de France, Paris
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#3 - August 2005 Review

Richard Hughes

The Modern Institute, Glasgow 3 June-15 July, 2005
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#58 - August 2020 Review

Minerva in Seven Pieces

Nina Hanz reads Johanna Hedva’s new book, Minerva the Miscarriage of the Brain, releasing 2 September, 2020 with Sming Sming and Wolfman Books.
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#11 Autumn - September 2007 Review

Books: between two deaths

Edited by Ellen Blumenstein and Felix Ensslin English Edition ISBN 978-3-775-2003-8 £24.99
#39 - June 2017 Review

Writing in Absence

Anna McLauchlan visits ‘Ours’ [1], curated by Grace Johnston, the first of five commissions in Collective’s Satellites programme
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#58 - September 2020 Letters


Bodies of Knowledge: Part two of a series of correspondences between Caroline Gausden and Jen Clarke on the politics of hosting and hospitality
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#57 - June 2020 Review


Clare Patterson reads ‘Grove’ by Esther Kinsky, Fitzcarraldo Editions, April 2020
#25 - July 2011

Remarks: Lucy Skaer

Using the site of an abandoned cinema for display, the artist outlines her forthcoming project in Leeds
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#32 - August 2014 Review


Jenny Brownrigg reflects on the career of artist Mary Redmond and her installation at Platform, Glasgow for the national exhibition series, GENERATION 25
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#56 - May 2020 MAP Project

TENANCY May Day Parade: Clause i

A suite of texts by Gloria Dawson
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#15 Autumn - September 2008

JG Ballard: Atrocity Exhibition

Sean Ashton explores the disjunction of art and aesthetics using the signposts provided by Zodiac 3000 and the metafictional writings of JG Ballard
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#66 - July 2022 Tender a response

Genealogy as a matter of tracking shots: Amie Siegel’s Bloodlines

by Dominic Paterson
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#67 - May 2023 Responses to SLOW DANS

Waiting to get into Prada Marfa, listening to crickets in the plains

Composer Ailie Ormston reflects on genre tropes, real and imagined architecture, and the use of local and global aural space in SLOW DANS. Part of a short series commissioned by Rosie Roberts for MAP
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#1 - February 2005

Diary: Beagles and Ramsay from New York

Beagles and Ramsay (Glasgow-based duo, John Beagles and Graham Ramsay) were commissioned to make new work for PS1, MOMA, New York in October, 2004. They decided to make a new self-portrait for the show, a batch of black puddings with their own blood as the key ingredient
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#23 Autumn - September 2010

New Work Scotland

Collective Gallery director Kate Gray announces the gallery’s dynamic annual programme. Jacob Kerray / Shelly Nadashi 16 October–28 November. Nicolas Party / Catherine Payton 11 December 2010–30 January 2011
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#66 - October 2022
A Year of Carte Blanche & Other Chimeras

The Sick Train, Part 2

by Gemma Blackshaw
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#21 Spring - March 2010 Review


5 December 2009–30 January 2010, CCA, Glasgow
#16 Winter - November 2008

Remarks: Katy Dove

Katy Dove discusses her two year residency at Platform, Glasgow, and how working with community groups has reflected on her practice. 
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#67 - April 2023 Visual Essay

Winding Up Body

An extract from Rachel McBrinn’s Winding Up Body which was published on 17 April alongside the launch of her film Are you going my way? Both focus on Livingston New Town and its inhabitants
#31 - September 2014

‘A Feminist Chorus’ voices at 5 Blythswood Square

The sound work installed during Glasgow International 2014 is now online
#20 Winter - November 2009

Remarks: Performa 09

Roselee Goldberg, founder and director of Performa, maps out the origins, current programme, and future of the biennial of performance in New York City
#48 - February 2019 Review

Crone Music

Philomena Epps reviews Beatrice Gibson at Camden Arts Centre, London, 18 January - 31 March