The Guggenheim Museum and YouTube have joined forces to create the first YouTube Play biennial, an open submission initiative that aims to ‘unearth and showcase the very best creative video from around the world’. Entries closed yesterday and now it’s up to the jury to decide which twenty works (there have been well over 6,000 entries) will feature in the biennial, that opens at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York on October 1.
The Guggenheim has roped in a star-powered group of jurors including Douglas Gordon, Ryan McGinley, Shirin Neshat, Takashi Murakami, Laurie Anderson and the band Animal Collective. Guggenheim Chief Curator and Deputy Director Nancy Spero is the chairperson. Along with simultaneous viewings at the Guggenheims in Venice, Bilbao and Berlin, the winners’ work will be available to watch on the YouTube Play channel here.