The volume includes three essays and a conversation with contemporary British artist Toby Ziegler (b. 1972), along with numerous images and installation views of the exhibition Soft Power: Rosso – Morandi – Ziegler.
Starting from an analysis of Ziegler’s sculpture Staking a claim (2019), Dr Sharon Hecker highlights similarities between the artist’s creative process and that of Medardo Rosso (1858-1928), both caracterised by intentional disruptions aiming at redefining the identity and the boundaries of sculpture. Alberto Salvadori sheds light on the persuasive power and the ambivalent fruition of images in the work of Ziegler as well as in that of Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964). After illustrating how Ziegler’s digital and pictorial images function, Dr Aline Guillermet reveals how their quasi abstract fragmentation opens up a space for the unpredictability of human perception to reassert itself.
The transcript of the conversation between Hecker, Salvadori and Ziegler, held at the gallery on May 21, 2019, eventually offers a closer look not only at the exhibition, but also at Ziegler’s artistic practice.
format: 24 x 32 cm
paperback with dust jacket
pp. 64 with 33 ill.