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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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#35 - August 2015

The orphans of a GENERATION

Preserving the legacy of Margaret Tait. Essay by Sarah Neely
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#35 - August 2015 MAP Reading Group

Thank you for writing to me so often, you are revealing yourself to me in the only way you can

Laura Edbrook reflects on the reading and discussion group ‘Sick Sick Sick: The Books of Ornery Women’ co-run with Emma Balkind and presented by MAP between autumn 2013 and autumn 2014. ‘Sick Sick Sick’ was an open reading project based online and at the CCA, Glasgow and examined a radical or ‘bludgeoned’ subjectivity of female writers
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#36 - November 2015

SEEING SCOTLAND: Gazes and Articulations

Essay by Tiffany Boyle, writing for Mother Tongue
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#31 - June 2014

The Target Moves

Jay Murphy reflects on the photography of William S Burroughs
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#32 - November 2014 Essay


Essay by Suzanne van der Lingen
#28 - February 2013

The Objects: Chapter Two

Kyla McDonald engages with the importance of the moving image and photography as a way of capturing the ‘object’ in an increasingly fast-moving and changing age
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#37 - May 2016

GMA A40/2/20/23 A Ford advert. Fainted notes written on it. Illegible. (c1970s)

Neil Ogg responds to the idea of ‘footnoting the archive’ in relation to his recent role as Archivist at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
#37 - July 2016

Notes on The Miraculous at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop [1]

Peter Amoore expands on ‘The Miraculous’ at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Essay published as part of ‘Footnoting the Archive: Endnotes’. Includes comments by Raphael Rubinstein.
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#34 - February 2015

Voicing the Silences

Essay by Sarah Neely just published in A Feminist Chorus, an 80 page risograph printed bookwork. Purchase from info@mapmagazine.
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#30 - November 2013

Notes on Contemporary Art and Anthropology

Part 2: Conjuring the State. An essay by Angela McClanahan
#29 - August 2013

Notes on Contemporary Art and Anthropology

Part 1: Magic, Value, Gifts and Scams. An essay by Angela McClanahan  
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#26 - November 2012

In Celebration of Grassroots and Grass Widows: Women’s Art Collaborations in Glasgow

An essay by Sarah Smith
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#26 - November 2012

Ivan: A Meditation on Three Objects

An essay in three parts by Perri Mackenzie
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#18 Summer - June 2009

Report: Rediscoveries & De-marginalisations

Chris Sharp delves into the practices of artists whose reputations have been lost & now found
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#18 Summer - June 2009

Emerging: Peter Simensky

Mary Rinebold discovers the value of Neutral Capital in the investigative practice of this American artist
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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.
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#14 Summer - June 2008

Henrik Olesen: Oblique Vision

Working within the boundaries of gender, art history and sexual politics, Henrik Olesen creates a complex aesthetic with philosophical tendencies. Curator Alessandro Rabottini unravels a powerful method in this artist’s enigmatic work
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#14 Summer - June 2008

Scott Myles: Unlike Pairs

Lilian Haberer and Regina Barunke examine the histories and dichotomies in the work of Glasgow-based Scott Myles
#9 - March 2007

Report: Expanded Cinema: Time/Space/Structure

Luke Fowler reports on the history of expanded cinema
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#9 - March 2007

Roderick Buchanan and Thomas Muir

Duncan McLaren on a contemporary artist’s veneration for a victim of the Enlightenment
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#8 - November 2006

Jacqueline Donachie / Christine Borland: The Doctor will see you now.

John Calcutt examines the role of the artist in a medical vein, taking the work of Jacqueline Donachie and Christine Borland as his guide. He opens with two very different tales …
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#8 - November 2006

David Shrigley: Top Drawer

David Shrigley is astonishingly prolific. Outside the mainstream, but embraced by it, he makes T-shirts and posters, but is also bought by the Tate. Neil Cooper visits him in his Glasgow studio and finds the man very much like his work.
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#11 Autumn - September 2007

John Latham: Incidental Person

Craig Richardson opens up an important legacy left by the late John Latham, the influential conceptual artist. The nature of West Lothian’s oil shale bings, whether art, monument or heritage, are a reminder of his continuing, pothumous role in current environmental and aesthetic debates
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#7 - September 2006

Carol Rhodes, Lucy McKenzie: Paint

Despite attempts to consign it to an early grave, painting remains a vibrant force in contemporary art. Sherman Sam explores the detached landscapes of Carol Rhodes. Barry Schwabsky analyses the mood of familiar strangeness that marks the work of Lucy McKenzie
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#7 - September 2006

Report: Can Video Thrive as a Marginal Activity?

Isla Leaver-Yap reports on the state of video art in Scotland
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#10 - June 2007 Review

Books: documenta 12 magazine No. 1: Modernity?

Georg Schöllhammer, Roger M Buergel, Ruth Noack ISBN 978-3-8228-1532-8 German/English £10
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#43 - April 2018

Prison Landscapes

An excerpt from Hatty Nestor’s forthcoming book on portraits of the incarcerated
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#46 - September 2018 MAP Editions

is it lovely yet?

an essay by Hannah Van Hove
#47 - September 2018 Essay

Reader’s Digest

Kirsty Hendry on the gut-brain axis
#47 - September 2018 Essay

Survival Kit

An essay by Olivia Scott-Berry in response to The Land+The People, reflecting on deep time, eerie geology and methods of bearing witness
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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
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#48 - December 2018 Essay

Dark Chambers, Fever Dreams: Artists’ Moving Image and the Gothic Landscape

An essay by Marcus Jack
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#48 - December 2018 Essay

an almost obsolete species

Felix Bazalgette unpicks a major exhibition of Anni Albers’ work at Tate Modern, London, 11 October 2018 - 27 January 2019
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#48 - February 2019 Essay

Hated Sexuality and Pinochet Porn

Georgia Horgan writes about the work of the late Ellen Cantor and this uncompromising artist’s take on the role of the ‘straight’ woman.
#49 - March 2019 Essay

A golden interweaving link

Anna McLauchlan visits the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, Dundee
#64 - November 2021
A Year of Carte Blanche & Other Chimeras


Daniela Cascella, commissioning editor for MAP, continues to publish texts in relation to A Year of Carte Blanche and Other Chimeras at the end of every month, bringing together new work by writers, philosophers, artists and musicians. These are punctuated by Daniela’s editorial responses in the form of afterwords. The project began in October 2021. During this time, MAP continues to publish unrelated reviews and other texts