YouTube Play
By Hanne Mugaas
July 15, 2010

With YouTube Play, the Guggenheim is celebrating online video in an unprecedented global biennial. So far we have received more than 4000 videos from participants in Norway to Vietnam, but that’s not enough—we’re still waiting for your video. Submit your work from now until July 31 for a chance for it to be one of up to 20 videos selected to be shown at the Guggenheim museums in New York, Berlin, Bilbao, and Venice for three days in October. This is your chance to have your video exhibited simultaneously in not one but four major art museums worldwide.

To submit, simply go to youtube.com/play and select Submit a Video. You will need a YouTube account to upload your video. It’s quick and easy to sign up. Just follow the instructions and in a few moments you’ll be ready to participate.

The Guggenheim and the jury will consider the following when reviewing your submissions:

  • Creativity. Regardless of whether you submit art, animation, or motion graphics; narrative, nonnarrative, or documentary work; music videos; or entirely new art forms, the submission should stand out.
  • Innovation regardless of means. We want to discover works that are original and surprising, no matter what the genre, technique, or budget.
  • Experimentation. We want works that debate, discuss, test, and elevate video in all kinds of ways. We’re not looking for now, we’re looking for what’s next.

We'll select 200 videos to be presented on youtube.com/play, and the makers of the 20 works we show at the Guggenheim museums will be invited to a special event in New York on October 21, 2010. To comment on video submissions, please visit youtube.com/play.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s see your video!


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