September 20, 2010

The shortlist for Youtube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video was announced today. We received a wide range of videos, from experimental or abstract work and mashups, to animations, music videos, and narrative short films. The shortlisted videos include submissions from students, video artists, photographers, filmmakers, composers, video game programmers, a comedy improv group, an American women’s chess champion, a Swedish rock band, a South African hip-hop group, and an Australian electronic music producer, among many others.

The 125 shortlisted videos were chosen by the Guggenheim, and are currently being presented to the jury for consideration. The YouTube Play jury includes musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson; musical artists Animal Collective; visual artists Douglas Gordon, Ryan McGinley, Marilyn Minter, and Takashi Murakami; artists and filmmakers Shirin Neshat, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Darren Aronofsky; and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister.

The jury will select their top choices, which will be revealed and presented at a special YouTube Play event at the Guggenheim Museum on October 21. The top videos will be on view to the public from October 22 through 24 in the Annex Level 2 Gallery of the museum, and available to a worldwide audience on the You Tube Play channel.

You can watch the shortlisted videos from more than 23,000 submissions at, and at kiosks at the Guggenheim museums in New York City, Berlin, Bilbao, and Venice.

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