A Feminist & Queer Art Book Fair at storied A.I.R. Gallery


December 25th, 2019

On January 18, 2020 from 12 to 7 p.m., Siglio is very pleased to be participating in A.I.R. Gallery‘s first Feminist & Queer Art Book Fair. A.I.R. was founded in 1972 by many women artists we admire (not least of which is Nancy Spero), and Siglio has a great kinship with its mission to champion women artists. The fair is free and open to the public.

We’ll have advance copies of our two very exciting spring titles—Memory by Bernadette Mayer and The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader, edited by Lucy Ives—on hand to peruse (and pre-order!).

The fair is free to participants and public alike, and the artists and publishers taking part have been selected for their close alignment with the mission of the event and A.I.R.

The fair aims to offer space for artistic experimentation, prioritize feminist and queer histories, and facilitate intergenerational dialogue. Participating publishers have been selected for their close alignment with the mission of the event and A.I.R. The gathering of publishers across media and subject prompts community-building and knowledge sharing, while celebrating the long history of A.I.R. artists who have been bookmakers working in language and form. From the 1980 exhibition “Speaking Volumes” curated by Lucy Lippard—which featured more than one hundred books by women-identified artist—to collaborations such as Susan Bee and Mira Schor’s M/E/A/N/I/N/G, A.I.R. artists and friends of the organization have dedicated their practices to the book as a medium.

Participating publishers and book artists include Belladonna, Dancing Foxes Press, GenderFail, Litmus Press, MOMMY, Pinsapo Press, Precog Magazine, Siglio Press, Visual AIDS, WW3 Illustrated, A.I.R. artists, and more to be announced!