Located at Brüggli, Chamer Fussweg, Zug

Winter break until May 2021



Events Summer 2020

In collaboration with FRW-Interkultureller Dialog Zug

Various events take place during the summer such as Yoga, Djembe Workshops, Stories on Bord etc. in 
collaboration with the FRW Interkultureller Dialog.
Click here for the event calendar of FRW.



Ship of Tolerance as a Venue

Ship of Tolerance continues to be a participatory project. In the summer (approx. until the end of September) it can be booked as a place for events. These should suit to the themes of tolerance, respect and integration and should not be too noisy. Any ideas? We look forward to manifold requests, T 041 725 33 44, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Saturday, September 10, 2016, 5 pm

Opening Festivities, lakeshore promenade (downhill from Rössliwiese)

The Ship of Tolerance will be launched and christened at this festival of tolerance celebrated by the children, artists and everyone involved in the project. A day of encounter with lots of entertainment, games and fun, the event is being carried out in cooperation with the Let’s Talk integration platform. Clubs and associations of Zug will introduce themselves and various workshops offer activities.


Dolfi Müller, Mayor City of Zug

Dr Matthias Haldemann, Director Kunsthaus Zug

Princess Alia Al Senussi

Emilia Kabakov, Artist

Children from Schulhaus Guthirt 

Master of ceremonies 

Sandra Winiger, Head of Art Education Kunsthaus Zug



Sunday, September 11, 2016, 4 pm

Inauguration of the sculpture Once upon a time (Ship Totem), Installation of Marko Remec, Villette Park, Cham

The installation Once Upon a Time (Ship Totem) by New York artist Marko Remec consists of eight wooden poles and some five hundred semi-dome mirrors in which the Ship of Tolerance will be reflected from its location on the lake. The performance Invitation. Dancewalk by Neopost Foofwa of Geneva will lead the participants from the sculpture past a sail picture installation to the Lorzensaal auditorium for refreshments offered by the ELG Cham parent-teacher group, the community of Cham and Let’s Talk.


Georges Helfenstein, Mayor City of Cham

Dr. Richard T. Meier, President of the Zuger Kunstgesellschaft

Marko Remec, Artist


Neopost Foofwa in collaboration with Zug-Young ID, Zug



Sunday, September 11, 2016, 6:30 pm

Ship of Tolerance-Concert for Zug of the Ilya and Emilia Kabakov-Foundation, Lorzensaal, Cham

Admission free, reservations by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For this event, the Kabakov Foundation invites gifted young musicians from all over the world to Cham. Together they perfom with the Ägerital children’s traditional costume and dance group, Schwyzerörgeli and accordion pupils from the Cham music school, and the Stärnechor, Stars and Young Voices of the Unterägeri music school for a joint concert of classical and folk music.


Councillor Stephan Schleiss, Head of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Canton of Zug

Emilia Kabakov 



The ship on the lake

From 10 September to 13 October, the Ship of Tolerance lies at anchor off the lakeshore promenade (downhill from Rössliwiese). After dark, the illuminated sail brings its many pictures to life.



Installations in the city and surrounding communities

Until well into the autumn, Zug will be one huge gallery: 800 prominently displayed sail paintings in large-scale installations all over town, in other communities, and at the Kunsthaus Zug.


Saturday, September 10 to October 13, 2016

Kunsthaus Zug mobil, Stop No. 36, Alpenquai, Zug

Opening hours

12 noon – 6 pm Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday

12 noon – 8 pm Friday and Saturday

The Kunsthaus Zug mobile – Kunsthaus Zug’s exhibition container – will serve throughout the project as an information centre and discussion platform. For example showing various documentations on the project in Zug and at other venues in the world where it has taken place over the past ten years. The art education team provides information on the project inviting you to join the discussion and getting creative yourself.



Sunday, September 18 and 25, October 2 and 9, 2016, 10:30 am 12 noon

Walking Tours, Meeting place: Kunsthaus Zug mobil, Alpenquai Zug

A Sunday stroll of a whole new kind: every week, everyone is invited to view the sail paintings and learn more about the project on a walking tour through the city.



Tuesday, September 13, 20 and 27, October 4 and 11, 12, 2016, noon 12:30 pm

Art at Lunchtime, Meeting place: Kunsthaus Zug mobil, Alpenquai Zug

Art at Lunchtime takes individual sail paintings as a point of departure telling the story behind them. Members of the museum education staff talk about the painting workshops.



 every Thursday, September 15 to October 13, 2016, 12 noon 2 pm

Table of Tolerance, Podium 41, Chamerstrasse 41, Zug

At Podium 41, the Table of Tolerance invites you for lunch. At a joint meal, taking place every Thursday until 13 October, well-known guests will talk about their experiences with tolerance and respect in their daily life. A project organized by GGZ@Work, Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft Zug in collaboration with Ilya and Emilia Kabakov and Kunsthaus Zug.



Saturday, September 17, 2016, 5 pm - midnight

Zug Art Night, in the Kunsthaus Zug

from 5 pm          Refreshments at the Kunsthaus Bar

5 pm                  Elementary School Children Explain Tolerance

                          with children from the Elementa day school, Neuheim

6:30 and 9 pm   Introductions to the exhibition Paris sans Fin and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

10 pm                Panel discussion on the Ship of Tolerance project

                          with representatives of the project partners

                          FRW Interkultureller Dialog; GGZ@Work, Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft Zug

                          Glencore International AG, Baar

                          Let’s Talk

                          and the curators



Sunday, September 18, 2016, 6 pm

Vigil, Landsgemeindeplatz, Zug

This vigil will be conducted in commemoration of all the countless children, women and men who have lost their lives while fleeing to Europe. Joining hands with their mourning families and friends, Canton of Zug will thus light a beacon of hope and solidarity. Organized by FRW Interkultureller Dialog, Catholic Church Zug, Reformed Church Canton of Zug and Kunsthaus Zug.



Kunsthaus Zug hosts Schauspielhaus Zurich

A play revolving around humanism, tolerance and the question of the ‘true religion’, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s Nathan the Wise (1779/83) is today as relevant as ever. This key work of the Enlightenment presently being performed at Schauspielhaus Zürich, which will offer two accompanying events on the play at Kunsthaus Zug.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7 8.30 pm

Insights into the production at Kunsthaus Zug

with Petra Fischer, Dramatic Adviser, or Jelena Moser, Theatre Educator

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 8 9.30 pm

Performance of Nathan the Wise at Schauspielhaus Zurich


Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6.30 9 pm

Workshop at Kunsthaus Zug on the topic of tolerance in Lessing’s work and the Kabakovs’ Ship of Tolerance

with Jelena Moser and Sandra Winiger



October 22 to 30, 2016

Zug Trade Fair, Special Exhibit

The Ship of Tolerance is presented as a special exhibit at the Zug Trade Fair. At its berth on land, visitors have the opportunity to see the sail paintings close up and go on board the ship. The City of Zug, special guest at this year’s Trade Fair, adapts the Kunsthaus Zug’s message on tolerance.


Kunsthaus Zug

Concurrently with Paris sans Fin – Cézanne to Giacometti, a show featuring works from the collection, Kunsthaus Zug presents an exquisite small-scale Kabakov exhibition with selected main works from its holdings and a Ship of Tolerance project room. A documentary, being updated continuously, shows the development of the project in Zug. The original model of the Ship of Tolerance and 20 sail paintings from different locations all over the world will also be on view.



Tuesday, November 1, 2016, noon 12.30 pm

Art at Lunchtime

Ilya Kabakov as a painter, with Matthias Haldemann


Dienstag, 15. November 2016, 12 12.30 Uhr

Art at Lunchtime

Ilya Kabakov as an illustrator, with Matthias Haldemann