#64 - November 2021
A Year of Carte Blanche & Other Chimeras


Our new MAP commissioning editor, Daniela Cascella, introduces the series A Year of Carte Blanche and Other Chimeras. Across twelve months she will bring together new work by writers, philosophers, artists and musicians, punctuated by editorial responses in the form of afterwords. In addition, MAP will continue to publish reviews and other texts
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#64 - November 2021 Short Story

Being Beside Oneself, 3

The final selection of writing by Lydia Davies
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#64 - November 2021 Short Story

Being Beside Oneself, 2

Part 2 of a selection of writing by Lydia Davies
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#64 - November 2021 Short Story

Being Beside Oneself, 1

Writing by Lydia Davies brings together a selection of short stories and segments from an eponymous essay that explores relational and narrative constructions of self through the transformative potential of souvenirs, grief and voice. Lydia is the recipient of this year’s John Calcutt Prize for Critical Writing, presented by The Glasgow School of Art in collaboration with MAP.
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#64 - November 2021 Review

Rooms are shells, they are skins

Rose Higham-Stainton reviews two Munich exhibitions that cut deep imprints into institutional pasts
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#64 - November 2021
A Year of Carte Blanche & Other Chimeras

The Unsaid

by Vivian Darroch-Lozowski
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#64 - November 2021
A Year of Carte Blanche & Other Chimeras

The Dreamer II

by Tristan Foster
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#64 - November 2021
A Year of Carte Blanche & Other Chimeras

The Dreamer I

by Tristan Foster
Atonal Cyprien Gaillard Ghost Dance
#63 - October 2021 Review

‘Non-Negotiable Condition’

Sarah Messerschmidt reviews Metabolic Rift at Berlin Atonal
Valentines Day and Candy at Einsteins as part of the GWL Welcome Wall display
#63 - October 2021 Review

Art work

James Bell reviews Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism at the Glasgow Women’s Library
Caroline walker laundry sorting morning december 2021
#63 - October 2021 Review

Private Sectors

Jamie Limond reviews Caroline Walker: Windows at KM21, The Hague
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#63 - October 2021 Review

Little Palestine

Elhum Shakerifar reflects on Abdallah Al-Khatib’s poetry and film
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#63 - September 2021 Essay

The intimate boundaries of Istanbul

Helen Mackreath explores the city through three films
#63 - September 2021 Review

Hobbyhorses: On Maggie Nelson

Christopher Law considers On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint (2021)
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#63 - September 2021 Review

Tax the Rich

Caitlin Merrett King visits Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2021 and considers the economics at play in the work of Ane Hjort Guttu, Rehana Zaman and Jordan Lord
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#63 - September 2021 ‘Living With’

Katie Schwab Living With Nicole Morris

Part 6 of Living With: 6 artists, 6 homes
Nicole Morris living with Alicia Reyes Mc Namara
#63 - September 2021 ‘Living With’

Nicole Morris Living With Alicia Reyes McNamara

Part 5 of Living With: 6 artists, 6 homes
#60 - January 2021 MAP Project

TENANCY Part 11: Documents in Time

by Sukaina Kubba
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#47 - November 2018 Review

Pastoral Drama

Eliel Jones visits Jamie Crewe’s recent exhibition at Tramway, Glasgow, 16 September - 28 October
#24 - November 2010 Review

The Portable John Latham

Edited by Antony Hudek and Athanasios Velios, Occasional Papers in association with Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2010, £12.50,                                                   ISBN 978-0-9562605-5-0
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#7 - September 2006

Emerging: Billy Teasdale

Dominic Patterson introduces an artist with sculptural interests in the body
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#6 - April 2006 Review

Roni Horn

Inverleith House, Edinburgh, 21 January–26 March and Museion, Bolzano 4 February–30 April 2006
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#21 Spring - March 2010

Mary Redman

21 August–10 October 2010, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
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#9 - March 2007 Review

Maurice Doherty, Mick Peter, Owen Piper, David Sherry

4 November–2 December 2006, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead
Newt on allotment
#62 - June 2021

Twenty twenty one eclipse

MAP: summer season
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#14 Summer - June 2008 Review

Cathy Wilkes

16 April–8 June 2008, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes
Corin Sworn
#52 - August 2019 Review

‘Look at your shoes.’

Peter Amoore will travel around Edinburgh in search of artists’ work.
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#7 - September 2006 Review


Chris Watson BOOKSCAPES, 2006, £9.95 dp003: converse without leaving home Various contributors DISCPARC, DCA, 2006, £4
#47 - October 2018 Review

The Big Sneeze

Philomena Epps reviews Mika Rottenberg at Goldsmiths CCA, London, 6 September - 4 November 2018
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#57 - June 2020 Conversation

SQIFFLIX: Queer community online

Through a series of WhatsApp conversations artists Rachel Sharpe and Andrw Houston (two queers in lockdown) discuss clones, politics, vengeful vampiric werewolves and say thank you to SQIFF for providing a platform for them to continue to connect.
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#56 - May 2020 MAP Project

TENANCY May Day Parade: Clause iv

Shirking on Rented Space-Time by Nisha Ramayya
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#3 - August 2005

A Family Life

Alastair McKay remembers an illuminating encounter with the Boyle Family shortly before the death of its chief member, Mark Boyle (1934-2005)
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#42 - December 2017 MAP Event

Others got wings for flying: performance

Others got wings for flying, the MAP commission 2017, in collaboration with Megan Rooney, arrived at its conclusion with the premiere of Rooney’s eponymous performance at Tramway, Glasgow
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#14 Summer - June 2008 Review

Music: Nalle—The Sirens Wave

www.locustmusic.com £10
#30 - November 2013

Black Space Down

A new text by Stephanie Mann
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#10 - June 2007 Review

Books: 40 Years Videoart.de

PART1: Digital Heritage: Video Art in Germany 1963 to the present Rudolf Frieling/Wulf Herzogenrath www.hatjecantz.de English edition ISBN 978-3-77571-717-5 £24.95
Haris Epaminonda, 'Untitled #67', polaroid, 2009. MAP Issue #18, 2009
#18 Summer - June 2009

Images in Search of Lost Time

Haris Epaminonda’s recent series of Polaroids dovetail reality and imagination. Isla Leaver-Yap investigates
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#14 Summer - June 2008

Report: Exhibition by Commission

Jane Neal traces the path of a new phenomenon in British art: the meteoric rise of the public commission.
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#42 - December 2017 Review

Lilt, Twang, Tremor

Ruth Barker reviews Sarah Rose, Susannah Stark and Hanna Tuulikki at CCA, 18 November 2017 - 14 January 2018
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#20 Winter - November 2009

Pulling Strings

Alessandro Rabottini falls for the work of Portuguese collaborators João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva
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#42 - January 2018 Review

Fatal Softness

Henry Broome reviews an exhibition by Pauline Batista and Madeleine Stack at The Koppel Project, London, 17 November 2017 – 6 January 2018
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#9 - March 2007 Review

Lisa Yuskavage

18 October–18 November 2006, David Zwirner/Zwirner & Wirth, New York
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#9 - March 2007 Review

Charles Avery, Charles Avery/ Keith Wilson

9 Ocotber–3 December 2006, Cubitt, London / 2 November–16 December 2006, Alexandre Pollazzon Ltd, London
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#61 - April 2021 Review

They lay on the floor like starfish

Ben Nicholson looks into Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival 2021, Thu 29 Apr-Mon 3 May
#19 Autumn - September 2009

Emerging: Rupert Ackroyd

Rebecca Geldard finds a restrained formality in this young artist’s practice
#10 - June 2007

Gustav Metzger: Revolutionary Constructions

Gustav Metzger in conversation with international curator Hans Ulrich Obrist reveals a visionary spirit active both politically and artistically across nearly seven decades. With a busy year ahead, Metzger is preparing to show at skulptur projecte munster
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#1 - February 2005 Review

Focus: Sao Paolo

26th Bienial de São Paolo
Richard  Long
#23 Autumn - September 2010

Performance, Land Art and Photography

Francesco Gagliardi unpicks the ambiguity of the photographic document and its role as a cipher in both performance and land art from 1960 to the late 1970s
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#11 Autumn - September 2007

Tony Swain: Concrete Planes

Isla Leaver-Yap visits Tony Swain’s studio in Glasgow and finds him among stacks of yellowing newsprint reworking 20th century techniques towards uncharted landscapes
Lux  Aap  Poster  Display
#38 - April 2017


A text by Mike Sperlinger in collaboration with MULTIPLEXING, a cinema event originally presented in south London in 2014 and restaged in Glasgow on 21 March 2017. The programme celebrates the legacy of artist, performer, curator and writer, Ian White (1971-2013) through his influential teaching position with LUX 
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#22 - June 2010 Review

James Welling: Glass House

New York 24 March–24 April, 2010, David Zwirner
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#12 Winter - November 2007 Review


7 September–4 October 2007, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London