The Rolls-Royce Art Programme- Muse will be announcing the names of four artists for its inaugural flagship initiative-The Dream Commission, a Biennial prize meant to foster creativity and greatness. The Dream Commission’s jury is made up of leading individuals from the globe, they selected four emerging artists to be contenders for the moving-image commission.

The jury has Issac Julien CBE RA- a leading moving-image artist, Hans Ulrich Obrist-Artistic Director  of Serpentine Galleries in London, Katrina Sedgwick-Museum director of the Australian centre for Moving image, Terrie Sultan-former Museum director of the Parrish Art museum in New York and Theodora Vischer-Senior curator at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, each a distinguished expert in the field.

The four artists have been asked to create a moving-image each which will be a projection of their concept, and post the jury consideration the honour of the Dream Commission and will get the chance to make a full-length digital artwork, which is meant to evoke an aesthetic  Dream-like sensory universe and creating a subconscious experience.

Muse is the relaunched Rolls-Royce Art Programme which has been supporting international artists for five years. There are two biennial initiatives within the programme, The Dream Commission and the Spirit of Ecstasy challenge. Each of which is meant to support and provide artists with a global platform of the highest standard, allowing them to showcase their art and improve.

The Jury convened in June 2020 to discuss a long list of 23 nominated artists which had been selected by a larger panel of experts from the art world, with the focus of emerging and mid-career artists as it was agreed that it were these individuals which were helping the art of moving-image by leading the way. The jury has agreed on four shortlisted artists which will be revealed on 21st of October.

“Muse is able to support the world of moving-image at this critical time for the industry. As the Dream Commission moves into the next stage, we would like to thank the jurors and the experts from around the world who helped support this initiative.” said Torsten Müller – Ötvös, Chief Exec at Rolls-Royce.

Rolls-Royce aims to set itself as a relevant platform in advancement of moving-image art, using the Dream Commission as its tool. The moving-image art can be experimental film, video, animation, immersive and participatory installations and even non screen formats such as AR-Augmented Reality and VR-Virtual reality. The process takes two years to conclude and results in leading works of moving-art.

Anagh Bhaskar
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Anagh Bhaskar

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