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#55 - January 2020 Review

12 Hour Non-State Parade

Angeliki Roussou attended the Cooper Gallery’s marathon symposium in Dundee at the end of last year and found it ‘…surgically curated, perfectly executed, homely and inclusive’. Read more of her report here
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#55 - January 2020 Review

Anna Maria Maiolino

Maria Howard responds to this extraordinary Brazilian artist’s retrospective, Making Love Revolutionary, at the Whitechapel Gallery, London until 12 January 2020
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#24 - December 2019 From the archive

Gray Matters

To celebrate the brilliant life and work of Alasdair Gray, who died on 29 December 2019, we republish an article from 2010 by Neil Mulholland that examines the life’s work of the Glasgow artist/writer who chronicled, in words and pictures, the city and the lives of his friends through the lens of a startlingly unique imagination
#13 Spring - December 2019 From the archive

Commission: Alasdair Gray

To commemorate the life of Alasdair Gray, we also republish his MAP commission. “As he prepares for his Glasgow International solo exhibition at Sorcha Dallas, artist and celebrated author of Lanark, Alasdair Gray publishes for the first time his Prologue to The Tragedy of Faust” MAP, Spring Issue, 2008
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#54 - December 2019

The Pleasure of Expense

‘This exhibition… portrays both an ideological time-gone-by and a tableau of our emerging present.’ Ken Neil reviews the recent exhibition by Jasmina Cibic at the Cooper Gallery, Dundee
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#54 - December 2019

Announcing three new MAP editors

Reviews Editor duo joined by Commissioning Editor
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#54 - December 2019

(Be)longing by Daniella Valz Gen

A poetic document on Valz Gen’s embodied landscape interventions which examine the act of burial as a way to reflect on the migrant body. This is the final invited contribution in response to the Penetrate: Translate series
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#54 - December 2019

Mini interview with Bhanu Kapil

Is psychosis particulate? Does it turn the air a light pink, a tint like yellow? Catalina Barroso-Luque asks writer Bhanu Kapil about psychosis, performance, public versus private. We are delighted to publish this short correspondence as part of Penetrate: Translate, a MAP reading group
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#54 - December 2019


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

Can Loneliness Perform a Politics?

‘To be alone. Together. To not brush the feeling of loneliness off. To not console. To not ask to be consoled. To not mask our difference… To not try to make the other one of us.’ Catalina Barroso-Luque reflects on her project Penetrate: Translate—an exercise in the political practice of being lonely together. Four texts celebrate the conclusion of the eponymous five session reading group
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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.
#20 Winter - November 2009

Emerging: Anna Molska

Malgorzata Mleczko finds the unexpected at the heart of Anna Molska’s practice
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#47 - October 2018 Column

Gardenlust #1: The Hellmouth

On the art of garden renovation: a new monthly column by Isabella Streffen
#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
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#19 Autumn - September 2009

Etienne Chambaud: The Hole of the Matter

Joanna Fiduccia discovers the work of Etienne Chambaud is punctured with an element of surprise
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#38 - January 2017 Review

Once you cut off your braid, where do you reattach it?

Tereza Hrušková reviews the exhibition ’33 – ’29 – ’36 at UM Gallery, Prague, until 25 February  
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#10 - June 2007

Residency: Fringe Fraternity

Cathryn Drake visits Sicily to talk to Duncan Marquiss about his new work, artists’ groups and living in Italy
#4 - December 2005 Review

Lucy McKenzie

Metro Pictures, New York 10 September–8 October 2005 
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#17 Spring - March 2009

Hayley Tompkins: Hypothetically Seeing

Joanna Fiduccia visits Glasgow to meet Hayley Tompkins, in whose work she discovers abstraction of an extended, visionary nature
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#14 Summer - June 2008 Review

The Hidden / Lars Laumann

19 January–24 February 2008, Maureen Paley, London
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#25 - July 2011 Review

Hayley Tompkins

2 April–7 May, Modern Institute, Glasgow
#47 - November 2018 Column

Gardenlust #2: The Firework Border

A monthly column by Isabella Streffen
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#7 - September 2006 Review

Art 37 Basel

13–18 June 2006, Basel
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#12 Winter - November 2007 Review

Books: Scott Myles

Edited by Beatrix Ruf ISBN 978-3-905701-63-0 £17
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#38 - April 2017


A text by Mike Sperlinger in collaboration with MULTIPLEXING, a cinema event originally presented in south London in 2014 and restaged in Glasgow on 21 March 2017. The programme celebrates the legacy of artist, performer, curator and writer, Ian White (1971-2013) through his influential teaching position with LUX 
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#23 Autumn - September 2010

The Devil Makes Work

Fiona Jardine examines the relationship between art and the everyday world of work Nine Trades of Dundee, 1 July–31 October
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#17 Spring - March 2009 Review

Andro Wekua

5 December 2008–8 February 2009, Camden Arts Centre, London
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#10 - June 2007 Review

The Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

1 March–10 April 2007, Moscow
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#17 Spring - March 2009

Back Page: ‘Brain 2’, 2009

An encoded broadcast on Channel 21, Citizen’s Band. A script by Nathaniel Mellors 
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#6 - April 2006 Review

Gary Rough

Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, 1 April–6 May 2006 
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#23 Autumn - September 2010 Review

Knut Åsdam

27 May–27 August, 2010, Bergen Kunsthall
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#12 Winter - November 2007

Remarks: RSVP—Jim Lambie

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#23 Autumn - September 2010

In Conversation: Jonathan Horowitz

Steven Cairns talks to the artist about why he is drawn to reckless personalities, vegetarianism, the Holocaust and how art writes history
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#22 - June 2010 Review

Kaye Donachie

27 February–11 April, 2010, Maureen Paley, London
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#6 - April 2006 Review

Colin Kirkpatrick

Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, 10 February–25 March 2006 
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#19 Autumn - September 2009

Remarks: Read-Out! Read-In!

Faith Wilding and Kate Davis are working towards a two-woman discursive exhibition project with CCA, Glasgow, entitled ‘The Long Loch: How Do We Go On From Here?’, commissioned for Glasgow international, April 2010 
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#7 - September 2006 Review

East Art Map: Contemporary Art and Eastern Europe

Edited by IRWIN AFTERALL BOOKS, 2006, £24.95
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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
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#14 Summer - June 2008 Review

Claire Barclay / Neil Clements / Sally Osborn / Jonathan Owen / Sara Barker / Albrecht Schäfer

15 February–26 April 2008, doggerfisher, Edinburgh
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#14 Summer - June 2008 Review

Simon Starling

1 March–11 May 2008, The Power Plant, Toronto
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#23 Autumn - September 2010 Review

Focus: 6th Berlin Biennale For Contemporary Art

11 June–8 August, 2010, Various venues
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#9 - March 2007

A Well-Cultivated Garden

Duncan McLaren visits a Glasgow show that seems custom-made for this Enlightenment issue
#28 - May 2013

In the Shadow of the Hand : Object 6b

‘The Idea’ Sarah Forrest responds in writing to Virginia Hutchison. Their collaboration ‘In the Shadow of the Hand’ continues on MAP
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#21 Spring - March 2010 Review

Anthony Green

19 November–19 December 2009, Limoncello, London
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#12 Winter - November 2007

Remarks: Landmass

#10 - June 2007

Emerging: Catherine Street

Ruth Beal talks to an artist who offers ‘a glimpse through a velvet curtain’
#13 Spring - March 2008

Craig Mulholland: Viral Transmissions

Craig Mulholland talks to Susannah Thompson in the run-up to a series of exhibitions showcasing a major new body of work, Grandes et Petites Machines. A re-edited version of his new film ‘Peer to Peer’ has been commissioned for MAP and can be viewed in the Commission pages of the website or by clicking below