TOY MEETS ART

TOY MEETS ART

DEXTER LEE | MANDY LEE | JESSICA KONG | SUANN HUI, HONG KONG | BRAZIL

Where do trees come from, 2016/17

Teaching kids how to draw a tree from their imagination. TOY artist friends in HK took several children to a forest. They engaged in games and showed them how to create masks with objects from nature and how to draw a tree. We took these drawings to Bahia/Brazil and planted trees for all these children.

View the children’s beautiful drawings here.

TOY MEETS ART

ISAAC CHONG WAI, GERMANY AND HONG KONG

One Sound, 2016

Monique’s participation in the live performance of artist Isaac Chong Wai in Weimar: One Sound of the Histories, 2016. Max contributed together with TOY friends Elaine Ng and Fabio Rossi at the Kai Tak Runway Park in Hong Kong: One Sound of the Futures, 2016

TOY MEETS ART

NEDKO SOLAKOV, BULGARIA

Optimistic Stories, 2008

Project continued by the TOY Family, 2016

Each TOY friend owns one “Optimistic Story” (of 123) in their homes and together as a TOY family we will always be the optimistic stories of the series by Nedko Solakov.

TOY MEETS ART

FIETE STOLTE, GERMANY

Eye, 2015
Silhouette (Publication), 2016

Each TOY member was photographed in Fiete Stolte’s “Apparatus” that was installed during TOY Stockholm. All “TOY eyes portraits” have been united in the book “Silhouettes”.

TOY MEETS ART

REENA KALLAT, INDIA

[EN]counters, 2014

Reena Kallat’s [EN]counters from her “Saline Notations” was created from a letter for Yves. The installation was shown during the TOY event 2014 at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid. View Love Letter.

TOY MEETS ART

KAREN-SOFIE KVAMME, SWITZERLAND

TOY Inside Out project with artist JR, 2014

Karen-Sofie Kvamme used art as a method to help change the world, to spread the smile of all the TOY friends and to remember Yves. JR met TOY in Zurich. With the help of some TOY friends during the performance, she glued more than 150 portraits of smiling friends wearing the TOY cap on public wall.

TOY MEETS ART

TITUS KAPHAR, USA

Planting a creative seed in California, 2014

Titus Kaphar worked at the De Anza College in California for three weeks with a diverse group of students to create artworks that address the issues of the American prison industrial complex and police harassment of young black men specifically, and people of color in general.