The Ship of Tolerance

An international art project by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

 

Located at the entrance to Frieze London, The Ship of Tolerance installation of hand-drawn sails is part of an ongoing international art project by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov.

The Ship of Tolerance is dedicated to educating and connecting children from different cultures through the universal language of art. The project includes an outreach programme which engages schools, community groups and cultural organisations in workshops designed to discuss tolerance and diversity.

First launched in Egypt in 2005, The Ship of Tolerance has been created in Venice, San Moritz, Sharjah, Miami, Havana, Moscow, New York, Zug, Rome and now London; and involves children across London and refugee groups in Birmingham, Leeds, Peterborough and Calais.

The Kabakov Foundation worked with U.K. based charity Art Action Change to bring the project to the capital.

The Ship of Tolerance will be moored outside Tate Modern next to the Millennium Bridge, as part of the Totally Thames Festival until 6 October 2019.

Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Sofia Barattieri Weinstein, NDL Foundation, Arts Council, Mayor of London, Port of London, Royal Docks, Volker Brooks, Sprovieri, Zilliard Capital Partners, Good Hotel, Marina Nubo.

In partnership with Frieze London, The Global Goals, World’s Largest Lesson, Kartika Soekarno Foundation, Peace One Day, Art Refuge U.K., Green Teen Team, Plastic Pollution Coalition, ZSL, Aeolian Island Preservation Fund, Whitechapel Gallery, British Red Cross.

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