Segel setzen für Toleranz

Rostock. Eight countries, two internationally renowned artists, more than 100 square meters of sailcloth to paint and a vision that is now to be realized in Rostock: “Ship of Tolerance” is the name of the project by the Russian artist couple Ilya and Emilia Kabakov the Hanseatic city, the country and other partners in the coming year. The idea: a ship as a symbol of tolerance that connects people from different continents, cultures and identities. At Rostock, as many people as possible and a lot of lifeblood should be worked on in Rostock.

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The Children and The Ship of Tolerance

In front of the “Ship of Tolerance”, his multicolored sails swelled by the wind of Capalbio, between the sea and the hinterland, comes to mind the famous phrase of Pablo Picasso: “All the children are born artists, the difficult thing is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ” The panels are rich in strong colors and slogans: “Everyone and a Genius!”, “We All Want It All,” “Love and Peace,” “Tolerance.” Blue sea, Capalbio castle, green trees, hearts, rainbows.

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The Ship of Tolerance – Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Dumbo Arts Festival, New York.

In 1494, Sebastian Brant published Das Narrenschiff, or The Ship of Fools, a popular satirical tract describing a representative cargo of follies and vices, undertaken by an ensemble of characters, voyaging towards the destination of Narragonia – the island of fools. Chapters were devoted to such offences as Arrogance Toward God, Marrying for Money, and Noise in Church. The idea also inspired Hieronymous Bosch’s painting, Ship of Fools. The Ships of Fools existed in reality as the mentally ill were indeed transported around the waterways of medieval Europe….

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The Ship of Tolerance

As part of the 17th annual Dumbo Arts Festival Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, in a joint collaboration with Studio in a School, will present The Ship of Tolerance, in Brooklyn Bridge Park on September 27, 2013, as part of the 17th annual DUMBO Arts Festival. The work will remain on view on the Brooklyn waterfront until October 6th.

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Internationally Renowned Artists Ilya & Emilia Kabakov To Present The Ship Of Tolerance On September 27, 2013 In Brooklyn Bridge Park

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, in a joint collaboration with Studio in a School, will present The Ship of Tolerance, in Brooklyn Bridge Park on September 27, 2013 as part of the 17th annual DUMBO Arts Festival. The work will remain on view on the Brooklyn waterfront until October 8th.

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Noah’s Ark…or the Ship of Tolerance

Early morning, on Saturday, May 12, 2012, a surprised visitor walking along Havana’s Malecón inquired about the meaning of a boat with multicolored sails, which was “anchored” at the gardens behind the Castillo de La Real Fuerza. Some raised their shoulders in ignorance, while one resident of Old Havana, used to seeing something new every day in the oldest part of the city, said it must be another one of Eusebio Leal’s “inventions.” One passerby—I really can’t say if he was joking or serious, or because of the inveterate human habit of making others believe that they know it all—stated with absolute certainty that it was “Noah’s Ark.”

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The Ship of Tolerance is One of the main Attractions of the Havana Biennial

The ship of tolerance, a humanist project by Russian-American artists Emilia and Ilya Kabakov, will be one of the attractions of the 11th Biennial of Havana, to be inaugurated on May 11.

These creators have already shown this piece in Venice, Switzerland, England, Egypt and the United States. It consists of a ship, the sails of which are designed by children of the places it puts in at a port.

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Ship of Tolerance to sail in Havana Biennial

Cuban children and young people will paint the Ship of Tolerance with hope, one of the art projects to be exhibited at the 11th edition of the Havana Biennial, whose messages of peace will be raised here as of May 11. The Ship of Tolerance has been exhibited in several countries and is a symbol of fraternity. This art project was created to celebrate the International Day of Tolerance, declared by the United Nations in 1996, and children in every country decorate and print its sails with calls of encouragement. The ship arrived in Havana to participate in the Biennial and will be exhibited at the courtyard of Castillo de la Fuerza (Castle of the Royal Force) in Havana’s historic heart, as part of proposals in outdoors location, the most enjoyed by the public.

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Sailing with the Kabakovs

The Ship of Tolerance, the first in a series of installations by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, was launched in 2005 on a saltwater lake in the Siwa Oasis in Egypt.

The Kabakovs picked Siwa, on the border of the Libyan Desert, for many reasons, among them its ancient mythology and modern isolation. The site of Cleopatra’s fabled pool and home of the Siwan Oracle visited by Alexander the Great, it is today a secluded town of date farmers. The Kabakovs, who are Jewish, gave lessons in drawing to the schoolchildren involved in the project, most of whom had never taken an art class—nor had they ever met foreigners or seen a boat before, because Siwa is far from the ocean and no one tries to sail on the brackish lake.

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Casting off intolerance

World-renowned artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov live quietly in Mattituck. But they are forces to be reckoned with on the global cultural stage. The Russian-American couple, who once lived under Soviet oppression, focus their art on themes of tolerance and humanity, values that every day elude much of the adult world. That’s why they give kids — the ultimate victims of adult folly — a say. Their latest installation, “The Ship of Tolerance,” is a child-oriented art project that’s traveled the globe since 2005.

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Kabakovs’ Miami Ship of Tolerance project, 2011

The entire exhibition will be available for public viewing during Art Miami, 2011 from November 30-December 4, 2011.

The Miami Children’s Museum has come aboard the Ship of Tolerance Project, by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, providing coordination of all participating children, a forum for discussion about the universal theme of Tolerance and production assistance for all of the children’s artwork to be used on the project.
Currently in its fifth edition since 2005, the Ship of Tolerance was previously produced in Siwa, Egypt; Venice, Italy; St. Moritz, Switzerland and Sharjah, UAE. The Miami edition will be the first time that the project is realized in North America.

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Kabakov’s Ship of Tolerance Sails into Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach

The mission of the Ship of Tolerance is to educate and connect the youth of different continents, cultures, and identities together through the language of art.

“Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let’s use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways that our hopes and dreams are bound together.” (President Barack Obama, January 12, 2011, University of Arizona memorial service)

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Ship of Tolerance Project Miami Children’s Museum

The brainchild of Russian-born Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, the Ship of Tolerance Project will enlist the Miami Children’s Museum to coordinate all participating children and their artwork that will be used on the project and to provide a forum for discussion of the theme of tolerance. Local children between the ages of 6 and 13 will learn about the project and will design and create their artwork contributions. At MCM, after discussing this Ship of Tolerance theme as a group, children have been painting their own interpretation of Tolerance onto a large piece of canvas of uniform size. Approximately 150 of these canvas paintings will be later hoisted onto the mast of the ship, which will be constructed on site at Art Miami 2011 where it will be available for public viewing.

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