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Call for Artists: Paper Transformation

Commission of two artworks for the permanent art collection of the European Patent Office (EPO)

Deadline: 14.10.2022

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the European Patent Convention, the EPO is running a jury competition to commission two paper-based artworks for public display. Inspired by the Office's commitment to sustainability, the EPO invites artists to submit project proposals on the theme of "paper transformation".

The aim is to create two artworks made out of old EPO paper-based patent files, which have recently been replaced with digital versions in the drive towards digital transformation. The content of these paper files includes descriptions of inventions and technical solutions proposed by inventors.

The commissioned artworks will become part of the EPO's permanent art collection. They will be installed inside the entrance halls of the Pschorrhöfe building in Munich and the New Main building in The Hague respectively. With around 500-800 people passing the artworks every working day, they will enjoy high visibility.

By bridging the past and the future, the artworks will represent the EPO's legacy, as well as celebrating innovation and everyone involved in it. 

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