DREAM COMMISSION

A vital new platform, the Dream Commission will support moving-image works created by emerging and mid-career artists worldwide.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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