The Weight of the Concrete
Ezio Gribaudo
Published by Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, 2023, 64 pp. with folded poster (b/w ill.), 10.5 × 15 cm, English
Price: €9

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition The Weight of the Concrete by Ezio Gribaudo with a scenography by Davide Stucchi. It contains photographic excerpts from Ezio Gribaudo’s series of achromatic embossed “Logogriff” limited edition books, created between 1965 and 1972. These works challenge the conventional relationship between ink and material in print, using embossing to highlight the tangible process of creating printed matter. One of the key elements of Gribaudo’s work is the “logogrifo” (logogriph), a word puzzle derived from the Greek “logos” (word) and “griphos” (riddle). Typically, the logogriph, or a riddle in verse, involves altering words by adding, removing, or changing one letter at a time to form other words. In Gribaudo’s interpretation, a logogrifo oscillates between legibility and abstraction, serving both as readable forms and as a gateway to an enigmatic world where the image and language, disconnected from their origins, coalesce.

Edited by Tom Engels and Lilou Vidal. Designed by Julie Peeters.

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