TOY CAP PROJECT
Jennifer Greenland | Berlin
Following the artist Carla Chan, 2017
Monique and Max have a great passion for art and from the beginning shared this interest with their son Yves and today with the TOY family. Yves met many artists, went to numerous art fairs and immersed himself in this world. In January 2011 at the Art Stage Singapore Art fair he joined Indian Artist T. Venkanna in his performance piece. The artist was sitting on a bench, in the nude, in front of a Frieda Kahlo work and invited visitors to sit next to him and take his hand, as a tableau vivant version of the painting behind them. In conservative Singapore, this piece was hugely controversial and had to be cancelled shortly after. Yves had no such fear of these interactions, he dared and challenged himself.
Today the award is dedicated to his memory and to the TOY circle. We are all now invited into this world of art. For myself, art began as a creative outlet at school and later turned to fascination and wonder as I immersed myself in the study of History of Art at University. Since then, Art has been a part of my life, it has opened new worlds and adventures to me. With this award, I look forward to a new such experience, to following the career of Carla Chan. To building a new partnership for TOY and myself, to building up a dialogue. I will follow her, take an active interest and bring the different ideas and dialogues to the wider TOY circle.