Beginning today and continuing until July 31st, the publisher Siglio Press has been invited as the second "limited circulation publisher" to be hosted at the newly designed Museum Store at The Museum of Modern Art.
Founded in 2008 by Lisa Pearson and now based in New York’s Hudson River Valley, Siglio is "driven by its feminist ethos and dedicated to publishing uncommon books that live at the intersection of art and literature." The word 'siglio' is defined as the inverse to a boundary (and the tongue-like organ of a bee).
Siglio will launch it's two spring releases—Memory by Bernadette Mayer and The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader, edited by Lucy Ives - at the venue. Other titles featured include books by or about Joe Brainard, Marcel Broodthaers, Sophie Calle, John Cage, Dick Higgins, Dorothy Iannone, Ray Johnson and Nancy Spero.
They will also publish The Improbable, a tabloid-style bulletin modelled on Higgins’ Something Else Newsletter, in three issues over the course of the residency. They will include works in a range of forms (essays, treatises, lists, playlets, questionnaires, travelogues, visual art works, etc.) by an eclectic roster of poets, writers, artists, scholars, and curators: Claudia Rankine, Mary Ann Caws, Lucy Ives, Wayne Koestenbaum, Clive Phillpot, Mónica de la Torre, Nicole Rudick, Farnoosh Fathi, Sally Alatalo, Andrea Andersson, Amaranth Borsuk, Elizabeth Zuba, and Matvei Yankelevich, among others. Issues of The Improbable will be available at the Museum Store at MoMA for free at the pop-up, while supplies last.
Emmanuel Plat, Director of Merchandising, MoMA Retail says, “We are pleased to present Siglio’s list to our audience to further the work they have done to bring art and literature to life.”