The Guggenheim’s star-studded jury
have announced the 25 finalists of the first ever YouTube Play Biennale of creative video. Described by the museum as ‘the ultimate YouTube playlist’, the works were selected from over 23,000 submissions uploaded to the Guggenheim’s YouTube channel. You can view all 25 of the winning videos here
The Guggenheim received over 23,000 submissions for their forthcoming YouTube Play Biennial. 100 of these entries have now been short-listed and you can view them on the Play Biennial channel on YouTube here
. From what Leg of Lamb has seen, the pickings are slim. Unless of course you’re partial to musings on humanity that closely resemble ads for health insurance (above). A final 20 works selected by the jury
will be exhibited at the Guggenheim, New York from October 22.
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.