#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
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#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
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#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
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#2 - May 2005 Review

Fieldnotes & Sketchbooks

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, 6 April-4 June 
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#37 - November 2016

Tomorrow is a Season: Search-Play-See

The third instalment of a series of ‘magical correspondences’ with MAP’s archive by Holly Pester
#11 Autumn - September 2007

Emerging: Laura Aldridge

Francis McKee looks at the work of Laura Aldridge
#10 - June 2007

Emerging: Catherine Street

Ruth Beal talks to an artist who offers ‘a glimpse through a velvet curtain’
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#10 - June 2007

Lucy Skaer: Drawing Close

Glasgow-based artist Lucy Skaer is interested in fictions and histories. Highly articulate in the medium of drawing, she also makes films and installation and installations with charged imagination. Here, she is in conversation with Isla Leaver-Yap
#18 Summer - June 2009

The Way In

Luke Fowler’s films exist on the margins of documentary. Martin Herbert examines the artist’s archive
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#6 - April 2006

Portfolio: Emerging artists from RSA exhibition

Alice Bain and Isla Leaver-Yap scanned the Royal Scottish Academy exhibition of student work in March and selected four new talents to celebrate the forthcoming summer degree shows
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#11 Autumn - September 2007 Review

FOCUS: 52nd Venice Biennale—Reflections

10 June–21 November 2007, Venice
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#24 - November 2010

Sean Edwards and The Maelfa

Artist Sean Edwards reflects on The Maelfa, a shopping centre on the outskirts of Cardiff and focus of Edwards’ new exhbiition. The artist considers the building in relation to its historical and social functions as well as its current decline as a ‘ruin in reverse’
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#11 Autumn - September 2007

Monika Sosnowska

Using unexpected perspectives, this Polish artist alters spaces with her sometimes monumental sculpture. Moira Jeffrey, who has long been interested in her work, talks to here post ‘1:1’
#48 - February 2019 Review

Crone Music

Philomena Epps reviews Beatrice Gibson at Camden Arts Centre, London, 18 January - 31 March
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#45 - May 2018 Review

Chapter Three

The third instalment of Out of Office Auto-Reply by Eley Williams
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#43 - March 2018 Review

In Place of Hate

Jessica Ramm considers the results of Edmund Clark’s three-year residency at HMP Grendon, the UK’s only therapeutic prison. Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 6 December 2017 - 11 March 2018
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#17 Spring - March 2009 Review

The International Necronautical Society (INS) 17 January

17 January, Tate Britain, London
#29 - August 2013

In the Shadow of the Hand : Object 7a

A witness statement in the form of a text and image, produced in response to Object 6a ‘Woman Crawling On Hands And Knees’. A collaborative project by Sarah Forrest and Virginia Hutchison
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#49 - March 2019 Letters

I to I

Part two of a correspondence between Daisy Hildyard and Tom Jeffreys, on the politics of pronouns and how ‘we’ might include nonhuman life
#31 - September 2014

‘A Feminist Chorus’ voices at The Glasgow School of Art

The sound work installed in the Hen Run during Glasgow International 2014 is now online
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#15 Autumn - September 2008 Review

Lothar Hempel

30 May–21 June 2008, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
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#25 - July 2011 Review

How to Work

27 March–22 May Kunsthalle Basel
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#19 Autumn - September 2009

Q&A: Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan

Mona Casey interviews Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan
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#50 - May 2019 Review

‘Persepolis Now?’

A Utopian Stage at SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin. Curated by Vali Mahlouji | Archeology of the Final Decade. Review by Sumugan Sivansan
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#24 - November 2010

Lost in Translation: Do you see what I read?

by Matt Keegan
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#21 Spring - March 2010 Review

Allan Sekula

12 December 2009–28 February 2010, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
#24 - November 2010

Editorial MAP 24

#24 - November 2010

Emerging: Audrey Reynolds

Gemma Sharpe probes the mixing of incidental and appropriated materials in Audrey Reynolds’ paintings and installations
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#58 - July 2020 Women Painting: Scottish Art 1940-1980


The final part of a four part poetic response by Valerie Norris to ‘The Bitter Cup’ by Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan
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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
#4 - December 2005 Review

Roderick Buchanan

Camden Arts Centre, London 23 September-13 November, 2005 
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#39 - August 2017 Review

Notes from Venice

Claire Walsh offers notes from the Venice Biennale ‘Viva Arte Viva’ 13 May - 26 November
#15 Autumn - September 2008

Editorial: Issue 15, Autumn 2008

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#23 Autumn - September 2010

Emerging: Katarina Zdjelar

Aoife Rosenmeyer explores the Serbian artist’s videos and their relationship to the language of the past
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#17 Spring - March 2009 Review


16 January–1 March, South London Gallery, London
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#56 - March 2020 Review

Improviser’s Rehearsal

Gwenan Davies reviews In Emotia, by France-Lise McGurn in T5 at Tramway
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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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#19 Autumn - September 2009 Review

Michel Auder

27 May–26 July, 2009, Cubitt, London