About the publication
This new softcover book has been published in collaboration with artist Margaret Salmon, following on from her solo exhibition, Hole, at Dundee Contemporary Arts during the winter of 2018–2019. It takes the form of a visual journey through the Esperanto alphabet, where each letter and connected word is accompanied by a corresponding black and white 10x8 format photograph 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 that Salmon has come into contact with throughout the winter of 2019–2020.
The book also contains a letter to the reader written by the artist, expressing a longstanding fascination with different acts of looking and reading, and hinting at the transformative powers of unique linguistic constructions like the Esperanto language.
K is for Kato is intended for readers of any age, and contains a helpful letter/sound index to aid the understanding and pronunciation of each word.
About Margaret Salmon
Margaret Salmon (b. 1975, New York) lives and works in Glasgow. She completed undergraduate studies at the School of Visual Arts, New York (1998), before going on to graduate from the MFA programme at the Royal College of Art, London (2003). Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at institutions including Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (2015); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, USA (2011); Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2007); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2007) and Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2006). Her work has been featured in film festivals and major international survey exhibitions, including the Berlin Biennale (2010) and Venice Biennale (2007). In 2006 Salmon won the inaugural MaxMara Art Prize for Women. She is represented by Office Baroque, Brussels.