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Chicago, USA - 2019


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Foundation is happy to announce the Ship of Tolerance, a large-scale off-site project to be presented as an official satellite program in Chicago, running concurrently with theeighth edition of EXPO CHICAGO September 16 through October 2019.

The Chicago Ship is an extension of the international program of Tolerance initiated by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov in 2005. The project will be developed in three parts:

the first through educational workshops in schools, allowing 2000+ children of diverse races and cultures to create drawings reflecting their ideas of tolerance;

the second through construction and launch of a large-scale ship (50’H x 24.6’W x 65.6’L) with a sail created from children’s drawings that will launch during the exposition as part of IN/SITUOutside, a program for large-scale public sculpture, and an exhibition of children’s drawings and staging of children’s music performances in various venues in City of Chicago;

the third will consist of a Special Exhibitions booth of the Kabakovs’ artworks at EXPO CHICAGOand include the artists’ participation in the /Dialogues program, presented in partnership withthe School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The project will involve strong social, educational, and art components, through a partnership withpublic and private schools, educational, and art organizations such as, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the EXPO CHICAGO, the Navy Pier, the Agnes Gund Foundation, theChicago Children’s Museum, the Chicago Public Library, the Hyde Park Art Center, the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and the LUM-IERE Children’s Therapy.


The Ship of Tolerance Celebration Concert at Paul Robeson Hall
Tue, Sep 17, 7 – 10 PM CDT To RSVP, click here

The Ship of Tolerance Open Air Concert at Navy Pier
Sat, Sep 21, 2 – 4 PM CDT To RSVP, click here

Ship of Tolerance Concert for Chicago at Chicago Cultural Center
Sun, Sep 22, 2 – 4 PM CDT To RSVP, click here

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Earlier Event: September 5
London, England - 2019