Siglio publishes uncommon books that live in the rich and varied space between art and literature. Driven by its feminist ethos, siglio champions uncategorizable, unwieldy, and expansive works by artists and writers who invite readers to see the world anew by reading word, image, and page in unfamiliar ways. For siglio, “the book” is many things, above all, a space for heterodoxy, ambiguity, wonder, and play.

Read the siglio manifesto “On the Small & the Contrary.”

Founded by Lisa Pearson in 2008 in Los Angeles and now located in a barn in the Hudson River Valley, Siglio has published more than forty critically acclaimed books by artist-writers including Joe Brainard, John Cage, Sophie Calle, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Madeline Gins, Karen Green, Dick Higgins, Dorothy Iannone, Ray Johnson, Jess, Bernadette Mayer, Adam Pendleton, Nancy Spero, and Cecilia Vicuña. In addition to critical accolades, Siglio books have earned design and translation awards, as well as a devoted readership.

Siglio publishes not only books, but also little editions of ephemera (given as a gift with each order here online), the occasional tabloid miscellany The Improbable, as well as limited editions and artist multiples, collected by individuals, museum libraries, and university special collections. Two books have been co-published with Ugly Duckling Presse, and four in collaboration with curator Andrea Andersson of the Rivers Institute, co-publisher with the California African American Museum of the recent title Rock of Eye by Troy Montes-Michie.

A complete list of siglio author-artists, editors, and contributors is here.

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Open now — an exhibition of Christian Marclay’s work at Centre Pompidou, designed as a network of affinities and echoes according to the multimedia artist’s way of thinking, combining the preexisting with reinterpretation and metamorphosis.


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