Andrew Black
#70 - November 2023 Reflection

‘Only the mineral remains’

A commentary by writer, researcher and activist Keir Milburn in response to Andrew Black’s Margaret Tait Commission film, ‘On Clogger Lane’
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#70 - November 2023 Review

Little Palestine

Elhum Shakerifar’s reflection on Abdallah Al-Khatib’s poetry and film was first published on MAP in 2021 in Issue #63. We republish it now with a new introduction.
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#69 - October 2023 Review

You know it’s not the same as it was:

Caitlin Merrett King attends The Promise of Pleasure, the closing event for Good Bad Books?, a series of workshops and talks organised by Naomi Pearce and Anna Bunting-Branch and held at the Barbican in August/September 2023
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#69 - October 2023 Review

‘As if writing were not sleeping’

Hilary White reviews Marie Darrieussecq’s Sleepless
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#69 - October 2023 Project

Public Library

Jacob Hoffman on a new programme of events in a community space hosted by The Dissenter for Space Studies, Edinburgh
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#69 - October 2023 MAP X EAF


Guest editor Rosie Roberts introduces her five commissioned responses to Edinburgh Art Festival, 2023
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#69 - October 2023 MAP X EAF


Saoirse Amira Anis responds to Christian Noelle Charles’ WHAT A FEELING! Part I, at Edinburgh Printmakers. This is one of a series on the Edinburgh Art Festival 2023, commissioned for MAP by Rosie Roberts
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#69 - October 2023 MAP X EAF

Calvin & Dorothy Towers

Calvin Z Laing responds to Sean Burns’ work Dorothy Towers as part of an Edinburgh Art Festival 2023 series, commissioned by Rosie Roberts
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#69 - October 2023 MAP X EAF

Care with Composition

MAP X EAF guest editor Rosie Roberts, writes to Markéta Luskačová regarding her 2023 exhibition at Stills, Edinburgh
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#69 - October 2023 MAP X EAF

Park Life

Caitlin Merrett King documents Jupiter Rising X EAF Party as part of a series of responses to Edinburgh Art Festival 2023, commissioned by Rosie Roberts for MAP
Nat Raha
#69 - October 2023 MAP X EAF

Poems as Portals

Phil Crockett Thomas responds to Nat Raha: epistolary (on carceral islands). Part of Rosie Roberts’ Edinburgh Art Festival 2023 series
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#69 - September 2023 Vessel on MAP

Extended to Attract and Repel

Eilidh Akilade finds much to weigh up on her tour of the Edinburgh sewage works with artist Tonya McMullan. The drawing tour was part of Art Walk Porty Festival’s Extended Programme and curated project Vessel
Helen De Main We Want the Moon
#69 - September 2023 Review

Repeat Patterns

New work by Helen de Main & Mandy McIntosh at the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow. Review by Catherine Spencer
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#69 - September 2023 Vessel on MAP

Take a Walk

‘A visit to Art Walk Porty, across the two hottest days of the year, feels like every artwork is looking over its shoulder to somewhere else along the coastline, fragments from a whole that is variably very close or out in the distance, like the tide or a toilet flush.’ Timothea Armour puts on her sunscreen.
HUNITI GOLDOX Measuring time by the fall of water 2023
#69 - September 2023 Vessel on MAP


Founder and curator of Art Walk Projects, Rosy Naylor introduces this year’s theme, exploring questions of resilience, care and adaptability in the face of global climate questions. This also marks the continuation of an ongoing editorial partnership with MAP
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#69 - September 2023 Reflection

The Flesh, the Mesh, the Mushroom

Writing Fungal Poetry Through Deep Collaboration. By Fiona Glen and Nina Hanz. Their book Mycoglossia is published by HVTN Press
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#10 - June 2007 Review

Music: Wyndham Lewis

The Enemy Speaks LTM £10
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#64 - February 2022
A Year of Carte Blanche & Other Chimeras

Dialogue of Chimera and D.C.

After January’s commissions in ‘A Year of Carte Blanche and Other Chimeras’
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#65 - May 2022 Good on Paper Series

Performance & Energy: 2nd Invitation from Good on Paper

Over six months, Gordon Douglas & Cicely Farrer share a series of invitations looking into the futures of performance art making in Scotland. The second letter invites readers to attend an online workshop Sunday 29 May 2022 from 11am-1pm
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#56 - April 2020 Review

Feasting on Words

Language gets swilled about, chopped and chewed, slid around, and spat out, ready to be eaten up again. Sara O’Brien reviews ‘Old Food’, a novel by Ed Atkins
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#19 Autumn - September 2009

Remarks: The New Showroom

Emily Pethick, curator of The Showroom talks about its re-opening and upcoming programme 
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#1 - February 2005 Review

Focus: Sao Paolo

26th Bienial de São Paolo
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#12 Winter - November 2007 Review

Matthew Barney

20 September–11 November 2007, Serpentine Gallery, London
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#15 Autumn - September 2008 Review

Books: Art Power

Boris Groys ISBN 978-0-262-07292-2
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#40 - October 2017 Review

By Likeness

Lila Matsumoto’s ekphrastic response to ‘Artificial Sensibility’ by It’s Our Playground at Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham, 22 September - 27 October
#12 Winter - November 2007

Remarks: Pavel Althamer

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#57 - May 2020 Review


Alexander Storey-Gordon tuned into (and out of) the digital programme, 1-3 May 2020
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#13 Spring - March 2008 Review

Rosa Barba

18 November 2007–6 January 2008, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam
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#64 - November 2021
A Year of Carte Blanche & Other Chimeras

The Dreamer II

by Tristan Foster
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#14 Summer - June 2008 Review

Books: Video: The Reflexive Medium

Yvonne Spielmann ISBN: 978-0-262-19566-9
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#61 - May 2021 Reflection

Things, tunnels, traces, thoughts: Part One

A momentary gathering of words by Tom Jeffreys in response to new work by Stephanie Mann
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#66 - September 2022
A Year of Carte Blanche & Other Chimeras


by Christof Migone
#19 Autumn - September 2009

Emerging: Rupert Ackroyd

Rebecca Geldard finds a restrained formality in this young artist’s practice
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#6 - April 2006 Conversation

Boys’ Club

Dada is back… or perhaps it never went away. As a major retrospective transfers from Paris to New York, an exhibition in Edinburgh explores the influence of the ‘anti-art’ movement on today’s British practitioners. So is it all dirty jokes and Oedipal angst, or should our hearts belong to Dada?
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#47 - October 2018 Review

Electric Speech

Emma Balkind reviews Telephone by Ariana Reines, published by Wonder
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#5 - January 2006 Review

Elizabeth Ogilvie: Bodies of Water

DCA, Dundee, 16 December 2005-12 February 2006
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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
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#58 - August 2020 MAP Project

TENANCY Part 5: on recipes ii

orchestrated by Rebecca May Johnson, Edwina Attlee, Jen Calleja, Huw Lemmey, Nina Mingya Powles and Rebecca Tamás make Reiz Kugel
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#3 - August 2005 Review

Craig Mulholland

The Changing Room, Stirling, 6-9 July, 2005 
#24 - November 2010

Rosemarie Trockel

#11 Autumn - September 2007

Emerging: Laura Aldridge

Francis McKee looks at the work of Laura Aldridge
#58 - July 2020 Poetry


After TAKO TAAL: a 5 poem series by Alycia Pirmohamed
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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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#52 - August 2019 Review

Cindy, Hanna and Grayson

Neil Cooper reviews three exhibitions in the Edinburgh Art Festival. Cindy Sherman: Early Works, 1975-80, Stills until 6 October. Hanna Tuulikki: Deer Dancer, Edinburgh Printmakers until 5 October. Grayson Perry: Julie Cope’s Grand Tour, Dovecot Studios until 2 November
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#66 - July 2022 Tender a response


A review of Scott Caruth & Alex Hetherington’s joint exhibition Seen and Not Seen by Jess Higgins
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#25 - July 2011 Review

Józef Robakowski

8 April–15 May, 2011, Ludlow 38, New York
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#3 - August 2005 Review

Ilana Halperin

Doggerfisher, Edinburgh 6 May-25 June 
#4 - December 2005 Review

Dana Schutz

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin 2 September-1 October, 2005 
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#14 Summer - June 2008

Report: Exhibition by Commission

Jane Neal traces the path of a new phenomenon in British art: the meteoric rise of the public commission.
#37 - February 2016

A conglomerate of voices rise up like hidden steam.

Stephanie Mann presents a footnote to Glasgow Sculpture Studios’ exhibition, ‘The transparent tortoiseshell and the un-ripe umbrella’ (23 January – 05 March 2016).
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#15 Autumn - September 2008

Duncan Campbell: Telling Stories

Ken Neil examines the existentialist core of Duncan Campbell’s prize-winning new film ‘Bernadette’
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#48 - November 2018 Essay

a weakness for raisins

Ahead of an exhibition of Ester Krumbachová’s films and archive at CCA, Francis Mckee introduces the life and work of this key figure in Czech New Wave cinema