#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 - January 2022 Review

Painted Fragments

Victoria Horne examines new paintings by Alison Watt at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery
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#64 - December 2021 Reflection

The Deepest Gurgle I Ever Heard

Megan Rudden steps into the ‘fabricated ecosystem’ of the Jame St Findlay and Jonny Walker exhibition at Kiosk, Govanhill
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#64 - December 2021 Review

Anam creative and The Alchemy Experiment

Maria Sledmere visits the launch of a new collaborative platform for musicians and artists in Glasgow
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#64 - December 2021 Documentation

Bordered Miles: in the footsteps of Iman Tajik

Tom Jeffreys documents the 26 mile walk from Glasgow city centre to Dungavel House detention centre
#64 - December 2021 Review

A Measure of Longing

Enxhi Mandija reviews The Mourning Lines by Tamarin Norwood, MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE, 2021
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#64 - December 2021
A Year of Carte Blanche & Other Chimeras

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

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

Editorial Response One: A Lichen, a Spell

Beginning a monthly series, Daniela Cascella transmits her thoughts on recent texts published as part of her year long project for MAP
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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
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#43 - March 2018 Review

a new thread, wayward

Rebecca Wilcox responds to Virginia Woolf: an exhibition inspired by her writings at Tate St Ives, 10 February - 29 April
#12 Winter - November 2007 Review

William Eggleston

28 July–14 October 2007, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
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#3 - August 2005

Green Dot

Glasgow-based artist Shauna McMullan travelled across countries to exhibit in ‘Crossovers’, part of Japan’s 2005 Aichi Expo. Mapped by a big green dot, the resulting work ‘Via’, has its first UK showing in MAP
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#22 - June 2010

In Production: The confraternity of neoflagellants

Neil Mulholland, Torsten Lauschmann, Alex Pollard and Norman Hogg discuss the concept of neomedievalism, introducing the subject of an exhibition opening in Edinburgh this summer
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#6 - April 2006 Review

What Makes You And I Different?

Tramway, Glasgow, 24 February–26 March 2006 
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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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#59 - October 2020 MAP Project

TENANCY Part 7: Make it Safe

by No Matter
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#24 - November 2010

Report: Internet Art in the Present Tense

Karen Archey examines the rise, fall and rise of art and information technologies
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#22 - June 2010 Review

Marina Abramović

14 March–31 May, 2010, MoMA, New York
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#21 Spring - March 2010

Nairy Baghramian

Baghramian creates an intervention for MAP #21
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#19 Autumn - September 2009

Remarks: Nottingham Central

Alex Farquharson, curator of the new Nottingham Contemporary, talks about the highlights of the year ahead and beyond 
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#50 - May 2019 Interview

Jude Browning talks to Anne-Marie Copestake in bed

A video conversation inspired by Copestake’s series of interviews between artists and musicians, Trigger Tonic (1999-2004).
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#31 - January 2014 MAP Reading Group

‘Sick Sick Sick’ : The Books of Ornery Women

A reading project examining a radical or ‘bludgeoned’ subjectivity of female writers
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#55 - January 2020 Journal


Artist Nicola Murray found herself bamboozled in Florida at the end of last year.
#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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#34 - March 2015

Interview: Dominic Paterson talks to Georgina Starr

Bubbles, brains and what led to I, Cave, a new solo show opening at mima on 7 April 2015.
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#10 - June 2007 Review

Ross Sinclair versus Sir Edwin Landseer

13 January–9 April 2007, Aberdeen Art Gallery
#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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#15 Autumn - September 2008

Emerging: Alan Stanners

Darren Rhymes finds the work of this young Glasgow-based painter full of surreal intentions and growing towards abstract confidence
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#6 - April 2006 Review

Linder Sterling

Tate Britain, London, 1 April 2006
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#18 Summer - June 2009


TJ Carlin talks to Leigh Ledare about personal subjectivity and its reception
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#24 - November 2010

Guy de Cointet

Giles Bailey meets Marie de Brugerolle to talk about the renewed interest in the avant-garde artist’s surreal performances
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#17 Spring - March 2009 Review

Canvases and Careers Today: Criticism and Its Markets

Editors: Isabelle Graw, Daniel Birnbaum, 2008
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#19 Autumn - September 2009


Curator of the 2009 Edinburgh International Festival’s ‘The Enlightenments’ programme, Juliana Engberg is enthuses over the commission by Joseph Kosuth
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#16 Winter - November 2008

Michael Fullerton: Triangulation Theory

Michael Fullerton’s oeuvre adds up to much more than the paintings so frequently associated with it. John Calcutt discovers a playfulness of thought and fascination for chemistry, and theories in general, in this strikingly inquisitive artist’s work
#4 - December 2005 Review

Robert Smithson

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 22 June-16 October
#20 Winter - November 2009 Review

The Enlightenments

Various dates, August–October, 2009, Various venues, Edinburgh
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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
#4 - December 2005 Review

Books: The Book of David Shrigley

Published by Redstone Press, October 2005 
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#42 - January 2018 Essay

The Engagement Party

Aniela Piasecka and Paloma Proudfoot share a text from their recent performance at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
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#59 - December 2020 MAP Project

TENANCY Part 9: Stephanie

by Victoria Adukwei Bulley
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#24 - November 2010

Lost in Translation: Do you see what I read?

by Matt Keegan
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#26 - November 2012

Bogie from the Bridge

Roman Signer transmits from the river. Alice Bain picks up (and is translated from English to German)
#53 - September 2019 New writing series


Anna McLauchlan concludes this season of new writing inspired by residencies at Inshriach Bothy, Cairngorms
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#50 - May 2019 Review

I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1 May–4 Aug. Review by Neil Cooper