“Siglio Press: A Feminist Ethos” an exhibition at the Brooklyn Public Library (Central)


July 30th, 2018


A small exhibition focusing on Siglio’s women authors is now open at the Brooklyn Public Library. Curated by Cora Fisher and titled “Siglio Press: A Feminist Ethos,” it features six cases, with books and sometimes collateral materials associated with publications by Sophie Calle, Karen Green, Dorothy Iannone, Lisa Pearson (editor), Nancy Spero, and Cecilia Vicuña. It runs until September 15 and can be viewed during regular library hours (admission is free).

Siglio’s statement reads:

Founded in 2008 in Los Angeles and now located in the Hudson River Valley in New York, Siglio is an independent press dedicated to publishing uncategorizable and uncommon books that inhabit the space between literature and the visual arts. Fiercely independent, Siglio is driven by a feminist ethos and its commitment to artists and writers who obey no boundaries, pay no fealty to trends and invite readers to see the world anew by reading word and image in provocative, unfamiliar ways. I believe that feminism is not only about equality of representation and giving voice to the unspoken; it not only about the substance of experience and its expressions, but its nature—the form that expression takes—as well. As the publisher of Siglio, I see feminism as an embrace of experiment, abundance, plurality and heterodoxy; the subversion of old paradigms in tandem with the invention of new ones; and a push outward to the edges and into the margins where the world can be seen—and reinvented—in new ways. The artists and writers I publish often live at those margins because that is where the view is most unobstructed.  —Lisa Pearson, Siglio Publisher

On view until September 15, 2018. The Brooklyn Public Library (Central) is located at 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11238. Phone: 718.230.2100