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Toby Ziegler et al.

Winter Light (group show)
Southbank Centre, London
20 November 2020 – 28 February 2021

Toby Ziegler, Slugs on the Cabbage of Bliss, 2005, on view as part of Southbank Centre's exhibition Winter Light until 28 February 2021. Photo: Morley von Sternberg
Toby Ziegler, Slugs on the Cabbage of Bliss, 2005, on view as part of Southbank Centre's exhibition Winter Light until 28 February 2021. Photo: Morley von Sternberg

This winter season, Southbank Centre presents​ Winter Light,​ a new free open-air exhibition that will enliven the site’s iconic buildings and the Riverside Walk with luminous, playful and thought-provoking artworks during the darkest months of the year.

Featuring a range of leading international artists, ​Winter Light ​includes 20 artworks, new commissions and a series of poems that make ingenious use of light, colour and animation whilst touching on diverse concerns. The artworks and new commissions will start to pop-up across Southbank Centre’s buildings and facades, and along the riverside, from Friday 20 November, with artworks being installed up until the new year. They will remain on display until the end of February.

At a time when we view so much of the world through digital screens, the artists in this exhibition celebrate how the medium of light can transform our physical spaces. Their artworks also explore ideas about nature, politics and society, gender, aesthetics and the act of looking.

Ziegler's Total Collapse (second version), 2020 presents a digitally-derived and hand finished landscape that verges on abstraction on a billboard site in Festival Square, while his large-scale, "lantern" sculpture Slugs on the Cabbage of Bliss, 2005 illuminates the windows of the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

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Sculpture & Nature (group show)
Schlossgut Schwante Sculpture Park, Schwante
23 April – October 2021

Installation view: Toby Ziegler, Slave (2017), Schlossgut Schwante Sculpture Park, Schwante, 2020. © Toby Ziegler, photo: Hanno Plate
Installation view: Toby Ziegler, Slave (2017), Schlossgut Schwante Sculpture Park, Schwante, 2020. © Toby Ziegler, photo: Hanno Plate

The Schlossgut Schwante Sculpture Park provides a rare environment to explore sculpture in Northern and Eastern Germany, located only 25 km outside of Berlin and 45 minutes from Berlin-Mitte. The sculpture park will open to the public on June, 19th 2020 with its inaugural exhibition Sculpture & Nature, showing works of leading international artists including Jean Arp, Dan Graham, Björn Dahlem, Maria Loboda, Gregor Hildebrandt or Hicham Berrada. Featuring new commissions from Carsten Nicolai and Maria Loboda, the exhibition explores relationships between art and nature.

The exhibition Sculpture & Nature places works in conversation with their surroundings; 25 sculptures inhabit an expanse of rural greenery, offering a holistic outdoor art experience in which art and sculpture can merge. Works by Ai Weiwei and Toby Ziegler are included.

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