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 - 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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#70 - December 2023 Poetry

‘…saudades is an overrated word, simple to translate’

Two poems by filmmaker and writer Ali Sargent
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#70 - December 2023 Review

re-routing, rooting, writing

Lucy Rose Cunningham examines the idea of change through recent works exploring gardens
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#66 - August 2022
A Year of Carte Blanche & Other Chimeras

To Be Elastic, Part 1

by Enxhi Mandija
#23 Autumn - September 2010

Dance and Conversation

Choreographer Yvonne Rainer talks about her visit to Glasgow
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#2 - May 2005 Review

Laurie Anderson

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 17 February-2 May and Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 29 April
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#44 - May 2018 Review

GI reviews and responses

Sixth in a series of reviews and responses to Glasgow International 2018, Ari Nielsson writes on Torsten Lauschmann at GSA, ‘i’ The Opera at The Art School and Cabinet Interventions at Pollok House
#47 - September 2018 Essay

Reader’s Digest

Kirsty Hendry on the gut-brain axis
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#66 - September 2022 Review


Alice Hill-Woods finds a collaborative refrain resonating through the Institut français d’Écosse, Edinburgh
#20 Winter - November 2009 Review

Rewind + Play: An Anthology of Early British Video Art

LUX, DVD, 2009, £30
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#27 - December 2012

The End is the Beginning

MAP presents new work by Mhari McMullan & Urara Tsuchiya with score and video edit by Nick Packer
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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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#59 - October 2020 Poetry

And the tears came

Adjoa Armah reflects on her relationship to dreaming as a dreamer with aphantasia: a condition she experiences as having a blind mind’s eye and an inability to voluntarily recall basic sensorial information
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#8 - November 2006

Diary: Theatre of Dreams

Matt Baker on the 24 hours when art took over Inverness
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#48 - November 2018 Letters

Intentionally Unsent Letters or Letters Forgotten Unintentionally

The first in a series of letters written by Ester Krumbachová, published in conjunction with the exhibition and film programme of the Czech artist’s work at CCA Glasgow, 7 Dec 2018 to 27 January 2019
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#58 - August 2020 Review

On Permeability and Companionship

Stephanie Mann writes in the second of a series of three artist responses to ‘Strangers’—a new book of essays by Rebecca Tamás, Makina Press, 2020
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#1 - February 2005 Review

Urban Atlas, Urban November

Limousine Bull, Aberdeen, 23-30 Nov 2004
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#20 Winter - November 2009 Review


30 August–25 October 2009, Various locations, Biel/Bienne
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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
#39 - August 2017 Review

May all of your dreams come true

Anna McLauchlan experiences Ross Little’s ‘The Heavy of Your Body Parts and The Cool Air of the Air Condition’, the fourth commission in Collective’s Satellites programme
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#61 - March 2021 Review

Archival engagements

A review of films showing at Essay Film Festival 2021, by Andrew Northrop
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#12 Winter - November 2007 Review

Mike Kelley

29 September–22 December 2007, Jablonka Gallery, Berlin
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#63 - September 2021 ‘Living With’

Maria de Lima Living With Onyeka Igwe

Part 3 of Living With: 6 artists, 6 homes
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#23 Autumn - September 2010 Review

The Long Dark

17 July–19 September 2010, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
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#3 - August 2005


Ruth Hedges rediscovers the photographs of her father Nick Hedges and visits the Gorbals in Glasgow, an area which he documented in the 60s, to find art on the streets
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#19 Autumn - September 2009

The Archive Is Not The Story

‘There is no individual authority on the history of Transmission, but a huge number of personal accounts from various perspectives’.[1] John Calcutt visits the gallery archives ahead of the move into Glasgow’s new Trongate 103 building
#38 - January 2017

Listen up! The best art & philosophy is on YouTube 4shure

MAP presented Gillian Wylde’s ‘Will internets eat brain’ for Glasgow Film Festival 2017, Friday 24 February, 6-7.30, CCA cinema, Glasgow
#25 - July 2011

Remarks: 30th São Paulo Biennial

Luis Pérez-Oramas, André Severo, Tobi Maier and Isabela Villanueva share their plans for the 2012 edition
#16 Winter - November 2008

Emerging: Alex Gross

An element of failure is crucial to the development of this young artist’s strategy. John Calcutt gets to grips with his liberating style
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#22 - June 2010 Review

Michael Smith

16 January–20, 2010, February Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
#14 Summer - June 2008

Paulina Olowska: And it is Time

Paulina Olowska’s painterly sense of history and fascination for collaboration is discussed by Isla Leaver-Yap
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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
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#5 - January 2006

Four Romanian Artists: Perjovschi, Nastac, Bejenaru, Nemes

Curator Jenny Brownrigg visits Romania and discovers four contemporary artists whose work maps a shift in territory and identity
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#65 - May 2022 Bodies, Proximity and Place

Bodies Proximity and Place

A summer project comissioned by editor-in-residence Hatty Nestor
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#41 - October 2017 Review

Turner Prize 2017

Jay Drinkall visits this year’s Turner Prize exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, 26 September 2017 – 7 January 2018
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#3 - August 2005 Review

Simon Starling

11 June–7 August 2005, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
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#65 - May 2022 Good on Paper Series


Appendix 3 of Good on Paper’s second invitation to join a workshop on Performance & Energy
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#3 - August 2005


Tim Abrahams reports on art world activity