Toni Hafkenscheid

(Ontario, Canada )

Toni Hafkenscheid

Four artists imagine the world divided into nice, neat parcels. Monique Genton’s magnificent installation of colourful grassy squares reminds us of tidy lawns – the land-owner’s disciplining of nature. Toni Hakenscheid takes us into the mind of the child who possesses the world through a train set or a picture postcard – except these pictures are all from the real world! Martin Parr takes us around the globe looking for the perfect parking space. In an elaborate parody of corporate development, Mike Yuhasz encourages us to buy up all the land and resources of the Canadian North.

Toni Hafkenscheid was born in 1959 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 1989 he graduated from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and, shortly thereafter, moved to Toronto. During the following six years he was active in the arts community in Toronto and received several Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council awards. In 1996 he moved back to the Netherlands to work as a commercial photographer and to teach photography at the Rietveld Academy. In 2002 he returned to Toronto, where he presently lives. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout Canada, the United States, Japan, and Europe.

Maison de la culture Frontenac
2550 Ontario St. East
(514) 872-7882
Neverlands. Monique Genton, Toni Hafkenscheid, Martin Parr, and Mike Yuhasz
September 8, 2005 – October 9, 2005
Tuesday to Thursday 1:00-7:00pm, Friday to Sunday 1:00-5:00pm
Opening Thursday September 8, 2005 from 5:00-8:30pm, the artists will be present

Toni Hafkenscheid, Hope, British Columbia (2001-2004), from the series HO.