Ezio Gribaudo (b. 1929) is an artist and art publisher who lives and works in Turin. By assimilating into his artistic trajectory the job of art publisher, in which capacity he worked with some of the major figures in modern and contemporary art, Gribaudo developed a series of impactful publishing ideas that influenced his artistic output, part of which was forged in dialogue with different printing machines and mechanisms.
He created books for Edizioni d’Arte Fratelli Pozzo, Fabbri Editori, Garzanti, Einaudi, UTET and many others. More than thirty monographs on artists were published under his direction in the series Le Grande Monografie, which he conceived and edited for Fabbri Editori. Like an illustrated glossary of key terms, Gribaudo developed his work through the articulation of a number of basic themes, starting with his Flano (Flong) and Logogrifo (Logogriph) works.
Ezio Gribaudo, Luca Cerizza and Lilou Vidal will discuss a selection of works, books and archives from the recent publication of the eponymous exhibition curated by Lilou Vidal at Etablissement d’en face in Brussels. An introduction around Gribaudo’s bookmaking and the knowhow it requires ; the latter not only defined the modular aesthetic and graphic process specific to his oeuvre, but also fostered an autonomous and independent creative freedom that was auspicious for experimentation.
Speakers: Ezio Gribaudo (artist and publisher), Lilou Vidal (curator) and Luca Cerizza (curator and art critic)