Located at Brüggli, Chamer Fussweg, Zug

Winter break until May 2021



September 10 to October 13, 2016

THE SHIP OF TOLERANCE - Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

With the Ship of Tolerance, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov seek to bring people of different continents, cultures and identities together by actively involving them in the project. Respect towards foreign cultures and ideas and acceptance of differences is to be attained by means of joint action.

First realized in the oasis town of Siwa in Egypt in 2005, the Ship of Tolerance has meanwhile made appearances in such widely diverse locations as Venice, St Moritz, Havana, Miami, Moscow and New York. Now it is in Zug: a region which ‒ with residents from more than 140 nations ‒ is living proof of how the most varied cultures and life designs can coexist peacefully. But Zug is also a region whose economy is subject to global tensions. So it is exactly the right place for a further realization of the Ship of Tolerance project.


To the Website The Ship of Tolerance by Ilya and Emila Kabakov


September 11 to March 9, 2017


NY based conceptual artist Marko Remec will install in the Villette-Park in Cham his work Once Upon A Time (Ship Totem) based on his Totem Series and specifically created for the Ship of Tolerance project. 


To the Project-Documentation


Want to support the project?

Anyone wishing to contribute can do so by purchasing a button for 5 francs and/or a sail painting. The sail paintings are sold at the end of the project for a minimum of 30 francs each. They can be reserved from now at and fetched at the Kunsthaus Zug on Wednesday, October 26, Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29.



The project will be documented in the film Ship of Tolerance by Remo Hegglin (camera and editing), Silvan Gretener (sound) and Erich Langjahr (consulting). Part I will be screened at the Kunsthaus Zug and the Kunsthaus Zug mobile.