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#54 - December 2019 Review

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 MAP Reading Group

(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 MAP Reading Group


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

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. 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. 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