This fruitful cooperation was launched with the “Interconnecting Greece” sculpture competition, following IPTO’s invitation.
A total 29 students and graduates of the Athens School of Fine Arts took part and drew their inspiration from the electricity transmission system.
The history, evolution, vision and individual goals of the Independent Power Transmission Operator were the main “material” of the artists, allowing them to find their inspiration and create works reflecting the company's identity and the significance of the work it performs.
After the vote of the special Panel consisting of professors of the School and members of IPTO’s Management, the top three sculptures were selected. The artists were awarded during a special ceremony held at the company’s headquarters and the award was accompanied by a symbolic monetary prize.
All works submitted in the Competition are being displayed in a special exhibition in IPTO’s building on Konstantinoupoleos Street.
The Dean of the Athens School of Fine Arts, Mr Nikos Tranos, noted: “IPTO’s interest in promoting the work of young artists and collaborating to this end with the Athens School of Fine Arts was a pleasant surprise. The exhibition of artworks in public spaces is a priority for us. We would like to thank IPTO for giving the opportunity to young artists to present their work, and for - as a demonstration of its social sensitivity and respect for culture - giving the opportunity to the public visiting its spaces, as well as its workers, to come into contact with intellectual tools such as artworks. We hope that this collaboration will continue and will grow, and we hope for the joint organisation of art-related activities in the future”.