This September, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov are bringing their monumental installation The Ship of Tolerance to the River Thames in London and Chicago's Navy Pier to provide a space in each city for the public to reflect and discuss the themes of tolerance and peace.
The Ship of Tolerance will be unveiled in London on September 5 as the centerpiece of Totally Thames 2019, and will remain on view through November 8. Meanwhile, the installation will also be displayed from September 17 – October 6 at Navy Pier in Chicago as part of the 2019 edition of EXPO CHICAGO.
The mission of The Ship of Tolerance is to educate and connect youth of different continents, cultures and identities through the language of art. The conceptual art piece reflects how divergent cultures interpret tolerance and how these understandings overlap. The ship's sails are stitched together from drawings, painted on silk by local schoolchildren from different ethnic, religious and social backgrounds to convey a message of tolerance and hope.
For more information on the work, as well as additional public programming, please visit The Ship of Tolerance's website.