Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

The Ship of Tolerance


The second Siwa Art Project was ‘The Ship of Tolerance’ (2005) by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. The ship 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.

The work was first launched in Siwa, Egypt in October 2005, and has gone on to be 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.