The sails on the tiny art installation The Ship of Tolerance look at first like a colorful patchwork quilt. A closer inspection reveals more than 100 childrens’ drawings sewn together. Each represents variations on the theme of tolerance and were created in response to school discussions on the subject.Read More
They are children and teenagers the real stars of the traveling project conceived by two great American, born in Soviet Union, conceptual artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. The Ship of Tolerance leads to the world his message of peace, involving the children. The landing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.Read More
With the project Ship of Tolerance by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, the Kunsthaus Zug invites the public to reflect on the themes of tolerance and respect. The Kunsthaus is thus offering an artistic contribution to one of society’s major current topics. The participatory project by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov provides a tangible experience of tolerance through joint action with others.
First realized in the oasis town of Siwa in Egypt in 2005, the Ship of Tolerance has meanwhile made appearances in such widely diverse locations as Venice, St Moritz, Havana, Miami, Moscow and New York. Now it is in Zug: a region which ‒ with residents from more than 140 nations ‒ is living proof of how the most varied cultures and life designs can coexist peacefully. But Zug is also a region whose economy is subject to global tensions. So it is exactly the right place for a further realization of the Ship of Tolerance project.