Muse will announce four shortlisted artists for its inaugural flagship initiative — the Dream Commission, on October 21 . The Dream Commission is a biennial prize awarded to inspire greatness and foster creativity in the media of moving-image.
The Dream Commission’s Jury, which consists of leading figures of the international art scene, selected four emerging and mid-career artists to contend for the moving-image commission.
The Jury comprises of Isaac Julien CBE RA, a leading moving-image artist; Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries in London; Katrina Sedgwick, museum director of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne; Terrie Sultan, former museum director of the Parrish Art Museum in New York; and Theodora Vischer, senior curator at Fondation Beyeler in Basel.
Each of the four selected artists have been requested to create a short-form moving-image piece detailing their concept, for consideration by the Jury, following which, one artist will be awarded the honour of creating a full-length digital artwork in 2021.
After five years of supporting international artists in creating new works, the Rolls-Royce Art Programme relaunched in 2019 to become Muse, a platform with two biennial initiatives, the Dream Commission and the Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge.
The work produced for the Dream Commission will investigate a particular aesthetic territory – “Dreams” – which aim to conjure an alternative sensory universe and take viewers on a journey into the world of the subconscious.