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Texas Tech Libraries, Italian Program to Host Virtual Discussion of New Book

Glenys Young

November 9, 2020

Victoria Surliuga

“Homage to Ezio Gribaudo” is Victoria Surliuga’s latest work about the Italian artist.

Texas Tech University Libraries and the Italian Program within the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures will co-host a virtual book discussion over the newest work by Victoria Surliuga, an associate professor of Italian.

The bilingual book, "Homage to Ezio Gribaudo/Omaggio a Ezio Gribaudo," brings together six years' worth of Surliuga's previously published writings in Italian and English about Ezio Gribaudo, a famous Italian artist. It was published in September as an open access e-book through the Texas Tech University Libraries Open Repository.

Gribaudo – a painter, sculptor, graphic artist, art publisher and art collector – lives and works in Turin, Italy, where he was born in 1929. His award-winning production has been recognized with various international prizes, such as the XXXIII Venice Biennale Prize in 1966, and his work is part of many permanent collections around the world, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy.


A virtual discussion of the book at 11 a.m. on Nov. 19 will feature Gribaudo, himself, as well as his daughter Paola Gribaudo, art publisher and president of the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino, and Surliuga. Other participants include:
Janis Elliott, Texas Tech associate professor of art history
Ian Barba, Texas Tech associate librarian
Heidi Winkler, Texas Tech digital services librarian
• Guido Moltedo, journalist, publisher and editor of the online journal ytali.com

Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec will introduce the event.

The discussion will be held via Zoom.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94507149539?pwd=WSt2R25FR3NqQzNRaldVV1VDdXQzdz09
Meeting ID: 945 0714 9539
Passcode: 663046

Surliuga has published extensively about Gribaudo and his works. In addition to "Homage to Ezio Gribaudo," her former writings include five other books, among them, "Ezio Gribaudo's Seashells" (2019, in Italian and English); "Ezio Gribaudo's Landscapes" (2018, in Italian and English); "Ezio Gribaudo: My Pinocchio" (2017, in English; "Ezio Gribaudo: Il mio Pinocchio" in Italian); and "Ezio Gribaudo: The Man in the Middle of Modernism" (2016, and Texas Tech University First Place President's Faculty Book Award for 2017-2018).

For more information, visit www.victoriasurliuga.com.