The Guggenheim has announced its shortlist of videos for the YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video competition, which will now be put in front of their chin-stroking jury.
The competition attracted more than than 23,000 videos from 91 countries and the Guggenheim has now selected 125 of the finest offerings.
In there, you’ll find submissions from students, video artists, photographers, filmmakers, composers, video game programmers, an American Women’s Chess Champion, a comedy improv group, a Swedish rock band, a South African hip-hop group, an Australian electronic music producer – and a lot more.
The YouTube Play jury will now pick up to 20 videos for a special presentation at the Guggenheim Museum on October 21, and here’s one of them – Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, – to tell us why he reckons YouTube is important in the art world today:
The winning videos will be put on public view from October 22-24 in the Tower 2 Gallery of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, at kiosks at the Guggenheim Museums in Bilbao, Berlin and Venice, and, of course, available online on the YouTube Play channel.