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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#9 - March 2007

Roderick Buchanan and Thomas Muir

Duncan McLaren on a contemporary artist’s veneration for a victim of the Enlightenment
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#18 Summer - June 2009

Report: Rediscoveries & De-marginalisations

Chris Sharp delves into the practices of artists whose reputations have been lost & now found
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#7 - September 2006

Diary: Theatre of Dreams

Patrick Semple reports from the terraces at this year’s Art Cup in remote Huntly, Aberdeenshire
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#17 Spring - March 2009 Review

Andro Wekua

5 December 2008–8 February 2009, Camden Arts Centre, London
#21 Spring - March 2010 Review

Darren Banks and Oonagh Hegarty

17 January–28 February 2010, Sierra Metro, Edinburgh
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#24 - November 2010

In conversation: Tom Burr

American sculptor Tom Burr talks to Steven Cairns about ‘the persona of the artist’, being catagorised within genres, and the influence of great cities on his practice
#59 - September 2020 Review

Letters for/against Wild Invention: Part 1

Over three instalments, A+E Collective respond in epistolary form to The Wild Book of Invention, Sternberg Press, 2020
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#60 - March 2021 Essay

Contemporary art can be whatever it wants to be

Delimiting the politics of contemporary art (in relation to a three year long project at the Cooper Gallery, Dundee) by Colm Guo-Lin Peare
#29 - August 2013

In the Shadow of the Hand : Object 7b

A witness statement in the form of a text, produced in response to Object 6b ‘The Idea’. A collaborative project by Sarah Forrest and Virginia Hutchison
#11 Autumn - September 2007

Emerging: Laura Aldridge

Francis McKee looks at the work of Laura Aldridge
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#57 - June 2020 Review

Every film screening, its own kind of love affair

Kaya Erdinç reviews Masha Tupitsyn’s latest book Picture Cycle, Semiotext(e)
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#50 - May 2019 Column

Gardenlust #7 Be More Peony

Isabella Streffen continues her garden adventure in summer time
#12 Winter - November 2007

Commission: Richard Forster

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#39 - July 2017 Review

Fort! Da! notes toward an editorial

Daisy Lafarge introduces a new season of reviews
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#37 - November 2016


A new film by Mairi Lafferty made on residency at, London was made available as part of ‘Footnoting the Archive’. 
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#14 Summer - March 2010 Interview

Loris Gréaud: On and Off

Christophe Gallois interviews Loris Gréaud, an artist who manipulates and expands the art of exhibition-making. Following the showing of Cellar Door at the Palais de Tokyo, the ICA hosts the second version of the exhibition which brings together opera, architecture and black champagne
#28 - February 2013

Spaces between sound and vision

Neil Cooper investigates a growing interest in sound and art collaborations 
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#7 - September 2006 Review

Art 37 Basel

13–18 June 2006, Basel
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#18 Summer - June 2009 Review

The Russian Linesman

18 February–4 May, The Hayward Gallery, London
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#63 - October 2021 Review

Private Sectors

Jamie Limond reviews Caroline Walker: Windows at KM21, The Hague
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#16 Winter - November 2008

Charles Avery: Mythologies

Charles Avery’s entire practice is built on the creation of a new world, an island place where cults and gulls and islanders all play their part. Anthony Spira explores its boundaries
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#13 Spring - March 2008 Review

Focus: Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century / Lawrence Weiner

1 December 2007–30 March 2008, New Museum, New York/15 November 2007–10 February 2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
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#46 - August 2018 Review

‘tomorrow maybe they will kill us’

Edinburgh Art Festival: Katy Hastie writes in response to Shilpa Gupta’s For, in your tongue I cannot hide at The Fire Station, Edinburgh College of Art, 26 July - 26 August 
#15 Autumn - September 2008

Commission: Dot Dot Dot

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#46 - August 2018 Review

The skin is an organ

Sam Playford-Greenwell on ECZEMA!, written and directed by Maria Fusco as part of The National Theatre of Wales’ NHS70 Festival
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#39 - August 2017 Review

Plant Scenery of the World

Third in a series of responses to Edinburgh Art Festival, Catriona Gallagher visits Inverleith House’s new exhibition ‘Plant Scenery of the World’ 27 July - 29 October
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#11 Autumn - September 2007 Review

Rosalind Nashashibi: Bachelor Machines

Part 1, Scotland and Venice, 10 June–2 November 2007, Palazzo Zenobio, Venice Part 2, Art Statements, 4–8 June 2007, Art Basel
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#6 - April 2006

Back Page: The Fiery Furnaces

Matthew Friedberger, one half of this Brooklyn duo, talks pyschedelia and tea
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#22 - June 2010 Review

The Inhabitants

14 March–25 April, 2010, Vilma Gold, London
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#28 - May 2013

A Study of Temperaments

A boiled egg is David Philp’s instrument in a study of alternative temperaments and the harmonic series. Eva Herd composes a written response to this action
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#17 Spring - March 2009

Back In To It

Darren Rhymes puts words together with new ‘Write Ups’ made for these pages by Sue Tompkins, an artist known for her performance and works on paper
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#14 Summer - June 2008 Review

The Hidden / Lars Laumann

19 January–24 February 2008, Maureen Paley, London
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#58 - September 2020 Letters

Writings between

Taking Time: Part one of a series of correspondences between Caroline Gausden and Jen Clarke on the politics of hosting and hospitality
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#66 - September 2022 Review


Alice Hill-Woods finds a collaborative refrain resonating through the Institut français d’Écosse, Edinburgh
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#18 Summer - June 2009 Review

Claire Barclay

7 February–12 April, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh