The Refugee Ship by Jens Galschiøt

The Refugee Ship  - 2010

The Refugee Ship is a floating art installation featuring 70 copper sculptures of refugees aboard the old Danish fishing cutter M/S Anton.

This remarkable ship has traveled through numerous cities in Denmark and Germany in collaboration with "Levende Hav." The project is supported by Danida.

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

Read more about Documenta14 and Galschiøt 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.  See sail schedule here.   

Photos from earlier campaigns





Press releases

Galschiøts work


The Refugee Ship