Chairman of the Tate Gallery to help launch new initiative for young artists and designers
LONDON, UK, JULY 2, 2015 – The Genesis Prize Foundation today announced the launch of IMAGINE: THE GENESIS PRIZE DESIGN COMPETITION for young artists and designers. IMAGINE will serve as a platform for the Genesis Prize Foundation to solicit designs for the Genesis Prize award trophy.
Lord John Browne, Chairman of the Tate Gallery in London and former CEO of BP, will serve as Chairman of the Selection Committee, which will choose the winning design for the Genesis Prize award trophy. Former President of the Royal Academy of Engineering Lord Browne of Madingley also serves as the Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Prize Foundation.
It was also announced that Peter Aven, Trustee of the Royal Academy of Arts and Co-Chairman of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, would serve as Deputy Chairman of the Selection Committee. Mr. Aven is Co-Founder of the Genesis Prize Foundation and one of the leading art collectors in the world.
"IMAGINE is an opportunity to engage young artists and designers with the themes of the Genesis Prize," said Stan Polovets, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Genesis Prize Foundation. "Lord Browne and Peter Aven bring a level of distinction to this competition which will resonate throughout the global design community."
IMAGINE is set to open to young artists, designers and architects around the world in fall 2015. The winning design will be selected by summer 2016. Additional committee members and competition details will be announced in the coming months.
The Genesis Prize is an annual $1 million award honoring individuals who have attained excellence and international renown in their chosen professional fields, and who inspire others through their dedication to the Jewish community and/or the State of Israel. The first winner of the Genesis Prize was former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The second Genesis Prize was awarded by the Prime Minister of Israel to American actor and peace activist Michael Douglas at a ceremony in Jerusalem which was held on June 18.