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#54 - December 2019


A new text by Dolores Dorantes. Translated by Catalina Barroso-Luque
#54 - December 2019 MAP Reading Group

Can Loneliness Perform a Politics?

Catalina Barroso-Luque reflects on her project Penetrate: Translate—an exercise in the political practice of being lonely together. Three texts, that celebrate the conclusion of the eponymous five session reading group, will be published each day this week.
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#54 - December 2019 Poetry

Meld / Blueprint

A selection of poems, taken from the publication by Judith Hagan, Jessica Higgins & Rebecca Wilcox, written in September 2019 at The Bower, Brunswick Park, Camberwell
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#54 - December 2019 Review

Hanging Out

Artist Moving Image Festival, LUX Scotland at Tramway, Glasgow, 16/17 November 2019. Review by Cicely Farrer
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#54 - November 2019 MAP Reading Group

Penetrate: Translate reading group

Final session. Pinochet Porn in Progress by Ellen Cantor. CCA Clubroom, Monday 9 December, 6.30pm
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#54 - November 2019 MAP Reading Group

Penetrate: Translate reading group

Session Four. NOW OVER. Ban en Banlieue by Bhanu Kapil. CCA, Monday 25 November, 6.30pm
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#54 - November 2019 Review

Healing Thoughts

William Kherbek reviews Honey-Suckle Company: Omnibus, ICA, London, 2 October 2019 to 12 January 2020
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#54 - November 2019 MAP Reading Group

Penetrate: Translate reading group overview

A MAP reading group led and devised by Catalina Barroso-Luque, a Mexican artist living in Glasgow.
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#54 - November 2019 Review

Having failed to get a room in a static caravan: a fragment of a fragment

A dual account of a day at Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 2019. Alison Scott and Rosie Roberts writing as again+again.
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#54 - November 2019 Review

On Venus

Daniel Fountain reviews Patrick Staff’s new show at the Serpentine Galleries, 8 November 2019 to 9 February 2020
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#54 - November 2019 Review

The Twin

Esther Draycott responds to the Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art 2019. 4 October to 24 November
#54 - November 2019 MAP Reading Group

Penetrate: Translate reading group

Session three. NOW OVER. Vahni Capildeo, Measures of Expatriation. CCA, Monday 11 November, 6.30pm
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#54 - October 2019

MAP Reviews Editor

This call out is now closed. Many thanks to all those who have applied. We’ll announce our new Reviews Editor in December.
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#54 - October 2019 Review

Against dialogue, or, we need to sing to mountains

Notes from the 15th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, 19–22 September 2019. By Marcus Jack
#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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#53 - September 2019 New writing series


Three texts by Sarah Rose. “I remember the score Native by composer Pauline Oliveros which instructs us to, ‘Take a walk at night. Walk so silently that the bottom of your feet become ears.’”
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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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#11 Autumn - September 2007

Report: What is ‘Public’ in Public Art?

Christophe Gallois on the Site-Specific
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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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#25 - July 2011 Review

Young British Art

28 April–4 June, Limoncello, London
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#39 - August 2017 Review

To Those in Search of Immunity

Last in a series of responses to Edinburgh Art Festival, Gordon Douglas takes the latest of Collective’s ‘Oberservers’ Walks’ by Patrick Staff, engaging with Calton Hill’s botanical, queer and historical entanglements 27 July - 27 August
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#18 Summer - June 2009 Review

Between Earth & Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner

20 March—26 July, The Lighthouse, Glasgow 
#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
#24 - November 2010 Review

Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965–1980

11 September–28 November, University of Toronto Art Galleries
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#40 - September 2017 Review

Dear We Have Been

Anthony Autumn responds to ‘Barricadia’ by Sahej Rahal at CCA, 16 September - 29 October
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#43 - March 2018 Review

Deeper In The Pyramid

Laura O’Leary explores Melanie Jackson’s exhibition at Grand Union, Birmingham, 2 February - 21 April
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#18 Summer - June 2009

Haris Epaminonda: Images in Search of Lost Time

Haris Epaminonda’s recent series of Polaroids dovetail reality and imagination. Isla Leaver-Yap investigates
#48 - January 2019 Journal

Folded multi-page travel itineraries with stage directions

The first in a series of research texts by Gordon Douglas reporting on encounters with collaborative practice in Japan
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#17 Spring - March 2009 Review

Ann Veronica Janssens

1 November–7 December, Esther Schipper, Berlin
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#25 - July 2011 Review

Hayley Tompkins

2 April–7 May, Modern Institute, Glasgow
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#5 - January 2006 Review

Sue Tompkins

The Modern Institute, Glasgow 14 January–11 February 2006 
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#46 - August 2018 Review


Edinburgh Art Festival: Tom Jeffreys reflects on ‘Event for a Stage’ by Tacita Dean, part of Woman with a Red Hat, Fruitmarket, 7 July - 30 September
#20 Winter - November 2009

Emerging: Anna Molska

Malgorzata Mleczko finds the unexpected at the heart of Anna Molska’s practice
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#20 Winter - November 2009 Review

Deimantas Narkevicius

1 October–29 November, 2009, BFI, London
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#44 - April 2018 Essay

“More generous and more suspicious”

Anna Bunting Branch examines Feminist SF as a worldbuilding practice 
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#7 - September 2006 Review

Ruth Ewan

21 July–20 August 2006, Studio Voltaire, London
#4 - December 2005 Review

Books: The Book of David Shrigley

Published by Redstone Press, October 2005 
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#40 - September 2017 Review


Calum Gardner responds to ‘Showstoppers - Silver Centrepieces’ at Temple Newsam House, Leeds, 13 May - 15 October
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#8 - November 2006

Emerging: In the Fields

We introduce two pairs of artists who attracted attention at the Edinburgh Art Festival 2006; and two individual artists who are making a visible mark on the landscape of environmental art
#20 Winter - November 2009 Review

Static Cinema

29 September–10 October, 2009, Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow
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#8 - November 2006 Review

Neal Tait: Now is the Discount of our Winter Tents

15 September–21 October 2006, White Cube, London
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#7 - September 2006 Review

Berlin & Bucharest

25 March–5 June 2006, 4th Berlin Biennale 26 May–27 June 2006, 2nd Bucharest Biennale
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#44 - May 2018 Review

GI reviews and responses

Last in a series of reviews and responses to Glasgow International 2018, Maria Howard writes on Nadia Myre at The Briggait, Cross-feed by Gary Zhexi Zhang & Aniara Omann and Self-Service by Kirsty Hendry & Ilona Sagar
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#18 Summer - June 2009

Who Wants a Pope?

Coline Milliard explores the pop world of the late Ray Johnson, founder of mail art & an artist currently receiving critical reappraisal
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#35 - August 2015

The orphans of a GENERATION

Preserving the legacy of Margaret Tait. Essay by Sarah Neely
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#5 - January 2006 Review

Her Noise

South London Gallery, London 10 November-18 December 2005 
#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 Review


Morag Keil, 3 March–14 April, Grimm Fine Art 14 / Lucy Stein, 3 March–14 April, Galerie Martin van Zomeren / Sue Tompkins, 3 March–7 April, Galerie Diana Stigter
#15 Autumn - September 2008

Commission: Dot Dot Dot

#37 - June 2016

Living with the Promises of Appearances

Performance and Broadcast by Sarah Rose and Rebecca Wilcox | 9.45 - 10.45pm, 21 June 2016
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#47 - November 2018 Review

Constant Companion

Philippa Snow reviews Seasonal Associate, Heike Geissler’s account of taking on seasonal work at Amazon
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#7 - September 2006 Review


The Eurythmics singer, who was recently honoured by both Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, reveals her artistic passions