We're delighted to announce details of the remainder of our 2020/21 Exhibitions programme


15 October 2020

This month, we're excited to launch Margaret Salmon’s long-awaited new book K is for Kato, published as a special DCA project in a limited edition of just 200. This publication takes the form of a visual journey through the Esperanto alphabet, where letters and connected words are accompanied by corresponding black and white 10x8 format photographs taken by the artist. This photographic series builds throughout the publication to form a beautiful and intimate document of the people, animals, plants and objects in the artist’s life. To celebrate the book’s release, we're hosting an online book launch on Thu 19 November at 18:00, with a zoom conversation between Salmon and critical librarian and language activist Race MoChridhe.

We're opening a major new show by Emma Talbot on Sat 5 December in Gallery 2, marking her first solo exhibition in Scotland. Ghost Calls will draw together all the diverse facets of Talbot’s practice to create a new, painterly world in the gallery for audiences to step into. Through drawing, painting, animation and three-dimensional making, she articulates internal narratives as visual poems or associative ruminations, based on her own experience, memories and psychological projections. The artist’s work for DCA will imagine future environments where humankind has been flung out of a capitalist-driven world of digital technologies and must look towards more ancient and holistic ways of crafting, making and belonging to survive.

Following this on Sat 6 February, we will open a further presentation of work in Gallery 1, by renowned Japanese artist Chikako Yamashiro. Titled Chinbin Western, the exhibition is guest curated at DCA by Kirsteen Macdonald. Yamashiro’s practice engages with political realities in militarised landscapes in the Pacific Ocean to create provocative and haunting works that draw upon oral and alternative histories, often employing her own and other bodies as vehicles through which to carry stories from overlooked or unheard voices.

In this ungraspable moment, we are, as always, placing trust in artists to help us think through the past, present and future, and to propose new ways of moving through the world around us. We can't wait to share these exhibitions with you - and there's still plenty of time to catch Stuart Whipps: If Wishes Were Thrushes, Beggars Would Eat Birds in #DCAgalleries as it's on until Sun 15 November.  

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