MONTREAL, Sept. 6, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The CSL Group ("CSL") is delighted to announce that The Seakeeper mural, an original work of art painted on the bulk carrier CSL St-Laurent, has been included in the official 2017 selection of the prestigious International Corporate Art Awards®.
Conceived by Montreal urban artist Bryan Beyung and created with artists FONKi, Ankh One, and Benny Wilding of the Ashop art collective, the monumental mural commissioned by CSL is a tribute to Canada's 150th birthday, the 375th anniversary of the City of Montreal, and the roles of marine transportation and CSL in building the nation and the City.
The Seakeeper caught the eye of the Corporate Art Awards® nominating committee for its unique fusion of urban art, corporate functionality and social significance.
"We were particularly impressed by the original involvement of urban artists in the celebration of such important events" said Luca Desiata, the curator of the Corporate Art Awards®. "From a corporate art point of view, this project represents the perfect integration between the technical skills of a corporate team and the artistic creativity of urban artists."
The Corporate Art Awards® were developed by pptArt® in collaboration with the LUISS Business School in Rome, Italy, with the support of the Italian Ministry of Culture. They aim to promote excellence and best practices in the collaboration between the corporate and the art worlds.
Among the award categories is the "Social Media Corporate Art Award" that is presented to the art project that receives the most 'likes'. To vote for The Seakeeper and for more information on the Corporate Art Awards®, go to https://www.pptart.net/participants2017.
Over 50 companies from 15 countries have confirmed their participation in the 2017 edition of the International Corporate Art Awards®. The Awards ceremony will be held in November 2017, in Rome.
For more information on The Seakeeper, go to https://www.cslships.com/en/our-company/sea-keeper.
The CSL Group is the largest owner and operator of self-unloading ships in the world. Headquartered in Montreal with divisions operating throughout the Americas, Australia, Europe and Asia, CSL delivers more than 78 million tonnes of cargo annually for customers in the construction, steel, energy and agri-food sectors.
SOURCE The CSL Group Inc.
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