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YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video Guggenheim exteriorprojection, October 21 and 22, 2010

On May 3, the Webby Awards announced that YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video won a Webby for Best Event/Live Webast, as well as People's Voice awards in three categories: Best Web/Art, Best Web/Events, and Best Event/Live Webcast. Now in its fifteenth year, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences present Webby Awards to honor excellence on the Internet. This year, over 1.25 million votes were cast in the People's Voice awards, the largest turnout in Webby history. Watch the awards live online on June 13, 2011.

In October 2010, Guggenheim and YouTube, in collaboration with HP and Intel, presented YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video. From more than 23,000 YouTube video submissions from 91 countries across the globe, the Guggenheim’s curators selected shortlist of 125 videos, from which a distinguished jury picked the top 25 works. The top videos and artists were celebrated at an event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York on October 21, 2010. Videos were projected on the exterior of Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark building on Fifth Avenue as well as inside the museum’s rotunda. From October 22 to 24, 2010 the works were shown at Guggenheim museums in New York, Berlin, Bilbao, and Venice. The online component of the project is its YouTube channel, where you can still view the shortlist and top 25 videos, as well as highlights from the event in New York.

YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video Guggenheim exterior projection, October 21 and 22, 2010. Digital rendering, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. © 2010 Obscura Digital, Inc. Video: Travis Threlkel. © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, 2010