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Muse, the Rolls-Royce Art Programme fosters creativity through collaboration with artists who share our passion for pushing technical and conceptual boundaries.

Next in our ongoing series of talks with collectors from across the globe, Muse speaks to Jane Suitor, an experienced art advisor and collector, who, for 20 years, has helped her clients navigate the global art market, collecting, and investing for the short and long term.

Jane Suitor The Art of Collecting

Next in our ongoing series of talks with collectors from across the globe, Muse speaks to Jane Suitor, an experienced art advisor and collector, who, for 20 years, has helped her clients navigate the global art market, collecting, and investing for the short and long term.

‘What if aliens were in love with us?’ This enticing line of enquiry is presented, this summer, by Serpentine, London, and sponsored by Muse, the Rolls-Royce Art Programme. Alienarium 5 is a major exhibition by leading artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, which combines virtual reality with olfactory, sensory elements. Here, the curator Claude Adjil describes how the project came into being.

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster Alienarium 5

‘What if aliens were in love with us?’ This enticing line of enquiry is presented, this summer, by Serpentine, London, and sponsored by Muse, the Rolls-Royce Art Programme. Alienarium 5 is a major exhibition by leading artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, which combines virtual reality with olfactory, sensory elements. Here, the curator Claude Adjil describes how the project came into being.

The art world flocked to the canals of Venice for the pre-opening of the world’s most prominent international art event, the 59th Venice Biennale.

Dream Commission in Venice

The art world flocked to the canals of Venice for the pre-opening of the world’s most prominent international art event, the 59th Venice Biennale.

We are honoured to announce the three winners of the inaugural Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge. Bi Rongrong, Ghizlane Sahli and Scarlett Yang were selected by a jury of experts for their innovative approaches to textiles.

Winners Announced

We are honoured to announce the three winners of the inaugural Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge. Bi Rongrong, Ghizlane Sahli and Scarlett Yang were selected by a jury of experts for their innovative approaches to textiles.

 Few young designers have approached the question of sustainability in the fashion industry as compellingly as Scarlett Yang, the London-based designer who experiments with biomaterials and virtual technologies to create mesmerising sculptural garments.

Spirit of Ecstasy Winner Scarlett Yang

Few young designers have approached the question of sustainability in the fashion industry as compellingly as Scarlett Yang, the London-based designer who experiments with biomaterials and virtual technologies to create mesmerising sculptural garments.

In the hands of Sahli and the local artisans she works with, throwaway items gain new life as beautiful, intricate creations. She combines their knowledge of traditional textile techniques with her own contemporary style to create bold abstract works.

Spirit of Ecstasy Winner Ghizlane Sahli

In the hands of Sahli and the local artisans she works with, throwaway items gain new life as beautiful, intricate creations. She combines their knowledge of traditional textile techniques with her own contemporary style to create bold abstract works.

Bi Rongrong is an artist who reads cities. When travelling to new or familiar places, she scans the urban architecture for street art, ornamental patterns, posters – any fragments she can use as visual fodder for her vibrant multimedia works.

Spirit of Ecstasy Winner Bi Rongrong

Bi Rongrong is an artist who reads cities. When travelling to new or familiar places, she scans the urban architecture for street art, ornamental patterns, posters – any fragments she can use as visual fodder for her vibrant multimedia works.

Launching this year, the Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge celebrates both tradition and innovation. This biennial design project will invite three emerging design visionaries to create unique works inspired by the ethos of Rolls-Royce, as symbolised by the Spirit of Ecstasy, the sculptural figurine that adorns the bonnet of every Rolls-Royce motor car.

Reimagining an Icon

Launching this year, the Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge celebrates both tradition and innovation. This biennial design project will invite three emerging design visionaries to create unique works inspired by the ethos of Rolls-Royce, as symbolised by the Spirit of Ecstasy, the sculptural figurine that adorns the bonnet of every Rolls-Royce motor car.

We are thrilled to announce the opening of Sondra Perry’s inaugural Dream Commission winning artwork ‘Lineage for a Phantom Zone’ at Fondation Beyeler, in Basel Switzerland, on 13 February 2022.

The Inaugural Dream Commission

We are thrilled to announce the opening of Sondra Perry’s inaugural Dream Commission winning artwork ‘Lineage for a Phantom Zone’ at Fondation Beyeler, in Basel Switzerland, on 13 February 2022.

2022 is shaping up to be another horizon-expanding year for moving-image art.

2022 - Year Ahead In Moving Image Art

2022 is shaping up to be another horizon-expanding year for moving-image art.

With 2021 drawing to a close, we reflect on the stand-out moments of a year in which moving image cemented its status as the art form of choice for expressing the realities of our age.

2021 - The year in moving image art

With 2021 drawing to a close, we reflect on the stand-out moments of a year in which moving image cemented its status as the art form of choice for expressing the realities of our age.

Ever since the first encounter between Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, in 1904, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has been synonymous with limitless imagination.

Moved By The Spirit

Ever since the first encounter between Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, in 1904, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has been synonymous with limitless imagination.

Conversations With Collectors

The Art of Collecting

Conversations With Collectors

Sondra Perry, winner of the Dream Commission performs latest work at Art Basel

Sondra Perry | Winners Preview

Sondra Perry, winner of the Dream Commission performs latest work at Art Basel

Experience the world of moving image art through Pamela Kramlich’s eyes as we journey through her visionary collection of art built up over the past 30 years

In Conversation With Moving Image Collector Pamela Kramlich

Experience the world of moving image art through Pamela Kramlich’s eyes as we journey through her visionary collection of art built up over the past 30 years

By the time of the Millennium, moving image art had infiltrated the art world. Artists like Pipilotti Rist and Bill Viola were becoming household names, Rist’s lavish large-scale installations and Viola’s theatrical ‘total environments’ had proven how moving image art works could create transfixing experiences that could extend beyond the screen.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF MOVING IMAGE ART: PART II

By the time of the Millennium, moving image art had infiltrated the art world. Artists like Pipilotti Rist and Bill Viola were becoming household names, Rist’s lavish large-scale installations and Viola’s theatrical ‘total environments’ had proven how moving image art works could create transfixing experiences that could extend beyond the screen.

As moving image art enters a new era of heightened relevance, consistently reflecting our shared experiences, one of the main inspirations for the Dream Commission, so we look back to the humble origins of the medium to see how it has evolved from experimental novelty to a futuristic mainstay of contemporary art.

A Brief History Of Moving Image Art: Part I

As moving image art enters a new era of heightened relevance, consistently reflecting our shared experiences, one of the main inspirations for the Dream Commission, so we look back to the humble origins of the medium to see how it has evolved from experimental novelty to a futuristic mainstay of contemporary art.

We explore the innovative work of the dream commission winner, who has gained critical acclaim for arresting visual displays that harness digital technology to explore themes including identity, memory, and longing.

Winners Dream Commission: Life In Dreams

We explore the innovative work of the dream commission winner, who has gained critical acclaim for arresting visual displays that harness digital technology to explore themes including identity, memory, and longing.

Introducing the winner of Muse, the Rolls-Royce Art Programme’s Dream Commission 2021: American artist Sondra Perry.

Winners Dream Commission

Introducing the winner of Muse, the Rolls-Royce Art Programme’s Dream Commission 2021: American artist Sondra Perry.

Uber-art collector and founder of Beijing’s X Museum, Michael Xufu Huang, joins Muse in conversation.

Generation Next

Uber-art collector and founder of Beijing’s X Museum, Michael Xufu Huang, joins Muse in conversation.

Like many fairy tales, the world of immersive art lies beyond the imagination. By placing the viewer centre stage, with senses ignited, this far-away land comes to life.

Art in 360

Like many fairy tales, the world of immersive art lies beyond the imagination. By placing the viewer centre stage, with senses ignited, this far-away land comes to life.

From algorithmic beauty to multisensory installations, prepare to be immersed and transported into a land of dreams.

2021: Looking Ahead to a Year of Moving Image Art

From algorithmic beauty to multisensory installations, prepare to be immersed and transported into a land of dreams.

Moving-image works took on a whole new relevance in 2020 as an unprecedented shift to digital ignited creativity in this field and allowed it to reach an audience on a scale like never before.

Muse - A Year In Moving Image

Moving-image works took on a whole new relevance in 2020 as an unprecedented shift to digital ignited creativity in this field and allowed it to reach an audience on a scale like never before.

Muse, the Rolls-Royce art programme and their partner Fondation Beyeler looked at the fascinating world of art collecting in relation to moving image art.

Collecting and Curating Media Art

Muse, the Rolls-Royce art programme and their partner Fondation Beyeler looked at the fascinating world of art collecting in relation to moving image art.

Artist and filmmaker, Beatriz Santiago Munoz develops perspective in the world around us, through close observation of the natural environment.

The Dream Commission - Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Artist and filmmaker, Beatriz Santiago Munoz develops perspective in the world around us, through close observation of the natural environment.

Multimedia artist Martine Syms focuses on social commentary, seeking depth and complexity within moving-image.

The Dream Commission - Martine Syms

Multimedia artist Martine Syms focuses on social commentary, seeking depth and complexity within moving-image.

Unearthing new conversations, Sondra Perry unites art history with technology in her digital culture films.

The Dream Commission - Sondra Perry

Unearthing new conversations, Sondra Perry unites art history with technology in her digital culture films.

Guangzhou-based artist Zhou Tao records his environment, creating urban documentaries that blur fact with fiction.

The Dream Commission - Zhou Tao

Guangzhou-based artist Zhou Tao records his environment, creating urban documentaries that blur fact with fiction.

The Dream Commission celebrates moving-image works created by emerging and mid-career artists worldwide.

The Dream Commission

The Dream Commission celebrates moving-image works created by emerging and mid-career artists worldwide.

The Dream Commission, Muse’s flagship initiative, strives to support this spirit of innovation at a time when it has never been more vital.

The Dream Commission - Shortlist

The Dream Commission, Muse’s flagship initiative, strives to support this spirit of innovation at a time when it has never been more vital.

Discover new pioneering commissions from today’s most exciting contemporary artists and creatives.

Pioneering Commissions

Discover new pioneering commissions from today’s most exciting contemporary artists and creatives.

A forward-looking vision that fosters creativity through collaboration with boundary-pushing artists.

Cao Fei: Blueprints

A forward-looking vision that fosters creativity through collaboration with boundary-pushing artists.

A forward-looking vision that fosters creativity through collaboration with boundary-pushing artists.

Muse: The Rolls-Royce Art Programme

A forward-looking vision that fosters creativity through collaboration with boundary-pushing artists.

Muse, the Rolls-Royce Art Programme proudly presents Art of Perfection: Data Painting, an original work from acclaimed media artist Refik Anadol.

Art of Perfection

Muse, the Rolls-Royce Art Programme proudly presents Art of Perfection: Data Painting, an original work from acclaimed media artist Refik Anadol.

Dan Holdsworth’s ‘Acceleration Structures’ explores and examines the topography of three great Alpine glaciers using geomapping technology, like no artist has done before.

A Topographic Tale of Beauty

Dan Holdsworth’s ‘Acceleration Structures’ explores and examines the topography of three great Alpine glaciers using geomapping technology, like no artist has done before.

Commissioned as part of the Rolls‑Royce Art Programme, Isaac Julien’s Stones Against Diamonds explores the subjects of beauty and natural creation within the landscape of Iceland.

Stones Against Diamonds by Isaac Juilen

Commissioned as part of the Rolls‑Royce Art Programme, Isaac Julien’s Stones Against Diamonds explores the subjects of beauty and natural creation within the landscape of Iceland.

Rolls-Royce champions artists of international merit through its curatorial commissions, which enable artists to realise projects, explore ideas and engage new audiences.

Curatorial Commissions

Rolls-Royce champions artists of international merit through its curatorial commissions, which enable artists to realise projects, explore ideas and engage new audiences.

Join artist Mohammed Kazem and Rolls-Royce Bespoke Designer, Michael Bryden as they discuss a unique artistic collaboration.

Inspiring Minds

Join artist Mohammed Kazem and Rolls-Royce Bespoke Designer, Michael Bryden as they discuss a unique artistic collaboration.

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