CMA CGM Containership Transformed Into Giant Work of Art – VIDEO

Mike Schuler
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July 7, 2014

A CMA CGM containership has been transformed into a giant floating work of art thanks to the world-renowned artist known as JR.

The art installation was part of an on-going initiative by JR in honor of extraordinary women across the globe.

For the project, JR and a team of longshoremen loaded a total of 151 containers onto the deck of the CMA CGM Magellan at the Port of Le Havre, France to create a collage of the “eyes of Elizabeth”, a Kenyan woman living in the Kibera slums in Nairobi.

The project was initiated in 2008 and is called “Women are Heroes”, which began as a way to pay tribute to those who play an essential role in society but who are the primary victims of war, crime, rape and political or religious fanaticism. Similar collages have also been constructed in Brazil, Liberia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone and Cambodia.

The CMA CGM Magellan will now sail the Mediterranean Sea before passing through Suez Canal on its way to Asia.

The 363-long CMA CGM Magellan is part of CMA CGM’s 13,300 Explorer-class of containerships and a predecessor to the 16,020 TEU CMA CGM Marco Polo, once the world’s largest containership.

Photo courtesy JR/Instagram
Photo courtesy JR/Instagram
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