Jury Announced for YouTube Play

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YouTube Play jury
The Guggenheim and YouTube have announced the distinguished jury that will join the selection process for YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video. The jury includes performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson; music group Animal Collective, featuring Deakin (Josh Dibb), Geologist (Brian Weitz), and Panda Bear (Noah Lennox); filmmaker Darren Aronofsky; visual artists Douglas Gordon, Ryan McGinley, Marilyn Minter, and Takashi Murakami; artists and filmmakers Shirin Neshat and Apichatpong Weerasethakul; and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister. Guggenheim Chief Curator and Deputy Director Nancy Spector will serve as jury chairperson.

During the selection process, the jury will review a short list of up to 200 video works that have been prescreened by the Guggenheim from the pool of videos submitted to youtube.com/play. The short-listed videos will be viewable on the channel beginning in September 2010. From the short list, the jury will select up to 20 that they deem the most creative and inspiring, regardless of genre, technique, or budget. 

On October 21, 2010, the creators of the 20 selected videos and their work will be presented on HP technology at a celebratory event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The videos will remain on view to the public October 22–24 in Annex Level 2 of the museum, as well as being highlighted on the YouTube Play channel. In addition, the selected videos will be on view at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.

For more information on each member of the jury, visit the YouTube Play channel.


Visit the YouTube Play Kiosk

Three HP touch screen computers are now available for visitors to instantly access YouTube Play at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Located in Cafe 3, the kiosk is easily identifiable by its surrounding YouTube Play wallpaper. Visitors are encouraged to browse through updates on the project, view YouTube videos, comment on the channel, and read posts on the YouTube Play blog, the Take. The kiosk will also allow the public to submit their videos, and similar kiosks will soon be available at Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.