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

The Book and the Lattice

by Richard Skelton
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#60 - January 2021 MAP Project

TENANCY Part 11: Celluloid

by Sarona Abuaker
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#2 - May 2005 Review

Books: John Bellany

A monograph by John McEwen, published by Mainstream Publishing, April 2005 
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#7 - September 2006 Review

The 17: Bill Drummond

22 April–20 May 2006, The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle
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#7 - September 2006

Carol Rhodes, Lucy McKenzie: Paint

Despite attempts to consign it to an early grave, painting remains a vibrant force in contemporary art. Sherman Sam explores the detached landscapes of Carol Rhodes. Barry Schwabsky analyses the mood of familiar strangeness that marks the work of Lucy McKenzie
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#37 - April 2016

Voicing the Archive

An installation of readings from MAP’s archive at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
#37 - July 2016


Aideen Doran reflects upon Ted Nelson’s Project Xanadu, a lost information future. Published as part of ‘Footnoting the Archive: Endnotes’
#39 - July 2017 Review

For Now / Six Propositions

Elizabeth Reeder responds to a series of performances by Siobhan Davies Dance company at Tramway
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#50 - July 2019 Documentation


Thinking about air, fire, smoke, volcanoes and immateriality with The Enquiry
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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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#46 - July 2018 Review

The fact that we do

Joanna Peace writes on EVA International in Limerick in the context of the Irish Referendum
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#61 - April 2021 Letters

tangents: letters on Etel Adnan PART THREE

Katy Lewis Hood and Maria Sledmere correspond
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#68 - June 2023 Reflection

The Making of a Film

Jessica Higgins responds to Alex Hetherington’s new work ‘Sister Films’. This text is co-published by CCA Annex and MAP and can be viewed on both platforms
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#9 - March 2007 Review

Karla Black

7 November–9 December 2006, Galerie Sandra Buergel, Berlin
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#61 - April 2021 MAP Editions

SECOND EDITION of the Self-Illuminating Pen by Sarah Tripp

Following the success of this writer’s notebook, we are delighted to announce a reprint with new cover artwork by Ciara Phillips
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#37 - October 2016

The confessional reading group

The first instalment of a series of ‘magical correspondences’ with MAP’s archive by Holly Pester
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#12 Winter - November 2007 Review

Michael Fullerton

10 October–8 December 2007, Carl Freedman Gallery, London
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#7 - September 2006

Edward Summerton: Birds of the Devil

Is it a bird? Is it a book? Colin Martin, aka the Lonely Piper, takes flight with fellow Dundee-based artist, Edward Summerton, on the subject of both. Inspired by Ladybird illustration, Summerton’s book of feathered friends invites nostalgia, mild terror and connections with flu and civilisation. Read on…
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#1 - February 2005 Review

Suck on Science, Michael Fullerton

CCA, Glasgow, 29 Jan-13 Mar 2005
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#50 - May 2019 Review

Spaces, Places

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, 2-6 May, 2019. Review by Ben Nicholson
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#3 - August 2005 Review

Our Surroundings

DCA, Dundee 14 May-17 July
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#11 Autumn - September 2007

Interview: Simon Fisher Turner

This composer/musician recently performed at Tramway, Glasgow, inside a life-size recreation of Elvis Presley’s former home, Gracelands. Nominated for an Oscar (Anna Campion’s feature, Loaded), his most recent album, Lana Lara Lata, is out on Mute Records
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#61 - April 2021 Review

Life Without Air

Grace Linden reviews Daisy Lafarge’s collection of poetry
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#42 - January 2018 Review

You Know, Things Like That

Catherine Spencer reviews Helen de Main’s collaborative exhibition at Platform, Glasgow, 26 November 2017 - 11 February 2018
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#66 - October 2022
A Year of Carte Blanche & Other Chimeras

A Prayer to Tláloc – Fragments of an Invocation

edited and translated by Autumn Richardson
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#49 - February 2019 Review

A Dream of Linnaeus’ Daughter

Phoebe Blatton on two recent exhibitions in Berlin: Navigating Polarities by Marjolijn Dijkman at Nome, and A Dream of Linnaeus’ Daughter by Katarzyna Kozyra at Żak|Branicka
#59 - October 2020 Review

Letters for/against Wild Invention: Part 3

The final instalment of A+E Collective’s epistolary response to The Wild Book of Invention, Sternberg Press, 2020
#19 Autumn - September 2009

Eva Hesse: Present Tense

Isla Leaver-Yap assesses the work of Eva Hesse, finding a sophisticated legacy with fresh resonance
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#12 Winter - November 2007

Remarks: Three Spaces

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#10 - June 2007 Review

Books: Utopia Deferred: Writings from Utopie ( 1967-1978)

Jean Baudrillard ISBN 978-1-58435-033-0 £11.95
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#7 - September 2006

The Young Athenians

Edinburgh’s young artists move into the Royal Scottish Academy this autumn. Are they beating or joining the establishment game? Alex Kennedy tiptoes into hallowed spaces and asks a few of the players what side they are on.
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#10 - June 2007 Review

Semina Culture: Wallace Berman and His Circle

16 January–31 March 2007, Grey Art Gallery, New York University
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#58 - September 2020 Letters


Vulnerability and Resistance: the third and final part of a series of correspondences between Caroline Gausden and Jen Clarke on the politics of hosting and hospitality
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#66 - November 2022 Review


A review of Brazilian artist Ana Vaz’s film Look Closely at the Mountains. By Kate Timney
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#9 - March 2007 Review

Douglas Gordon

2 November 2006–14 January 2007, Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh