The Ship of Tolerance
It is a conceptual piece that is meant to reflect how divergent cultures interpret tolerance and how these interpretations overlap. The ship’s sails are stitched together from paintings by hundreds of local schoolchildren from different ethnic and social backgrounds, and will convey a message of tolerance and hope. By participating in the creation of this ship children will learn about respecting different cultures and ideas while appreciating how they differ from their own. In short, through this creative process they will both demonstrate and gain a vibrant lesson in tolerance.
llya Kabakov has been making installation art since 1984. Working with Emilia Kabakov, he has become one of the medium's most important practitioners and theoreticians. He is a leading figure of the Russian art movement of the 1980s. LINK the Ship of Tolerance