- Orecchio acerbo, 2022
- Picture books
- armin greder, Orecchio acerbo, The News
As many of his previous books, Armin Greder’s The News is an eye opener for its readers. With the expressive imagery he is known for, and the text reduced to quotes sourced from newspapers, magazines, broadcasts and official reports from around the world, Greder’s accusatory voice raises even higher. Through the juxtaposition of the facts presented on each side of every spread, Greder reflects on the shocking contrasts of our age: on one side the strong, rich, powerful of the world, on the other, the ones at the bottom. Next to Robert Knock’s yacht, the largest in the world, is the dinghy without oars of Abdulfatah Hamdallah, a Sudanese refugee who lost his life trying to cross the English Channel. Alongside the news that Africa’s top politicians attended the Army exhibition in Russia in 2021, is the news of the Burkina Faso massacre in which 130 people lost their lives at the hands of an army consisting for the most part of children.
Although uncommented by Greder in writing, the juxtaposed news stories become a visually powerful cry of pain and accusation.