Reflections by the editor: Paola Gribaudo on art publishing

15 May 2018 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reflections by the editor: Paola Gribaudo on art publishing

From Alberto Savinio to Picasso from Hans Hofmann to Basquiat, Paola Gribaudo has been responsible for publishing over 1,000 books by artists, architects, and writers to audiences around the world. Join us for this special evening of her reflections on her diverse projects, including art books, biographies, exhibition catalogues, and catalogues raisonné on the occasion of the book signing of: Barbara Tutino, Paola Gribaudo: A Thousand and One of These Books. (Skira, 2018)

“The gestation of a book recalls that of a creature: the birth occurs when you pick the book up with both hands, one on top and the other underneath, and then you open it to smell the smell of the printer’s shop and the paper. This tender gesture is the same as a First Holy Communion, when the emotions of the author, the publisher, and the reader are indistinguishable, like water flowing in a system with communicating vessels. A small ceremony, I’d say, that you never tire of because while it is true that the life of humans can be tiring, it is never tiring enough to want to wipe out the desire to start over again from scratch. Paola helped give birth to many, so many books, and for this we are filled with gratitude.”
– Eugenio Alberti Schatz

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Program schedule:

6pm – registration and viewing of Alberto Savinio

6:20pm – conversation program, followed by Q&A

7:30pm – program concludes, viewing of exhibition

8pm – doors close