The refugee ship by Jens Galschiøt

The refugee ship  - 2010

The refugee ship is a floating art installation with 70 copper refugee sculptures on the old Danish fishing cutter M/S Anton. It has toured through many cities in Denmark and Germany in collaboration with “Levende Hav”. The project is supported by Danida.

Documenta and the German Tour – 2017

The refugee ship was in Documenta14 in Kassel at June 8th-14th, 2017. Here Galschiot and the German NGO ‘Outlaw’,  made an unofficial event at the art exhibition with the refugee ship MS Stint.

Read more about Documenta14 and Galschiot here

Then from July to October 24 German Harbours were visited by the refugee ship with information campaigns, music and events. The German organisation Outlaw.die Stiftung is behind the extensive Campaign.  Sees sail schedule here.   

Photos from earlier campaigns





Press releases

Galschiøts work


The refugee ship