Friday, July 23, 2010

YouTube Play jury selected and ready to view your work

For the artists, YouTube is a 21st century canvas. Since the YouTube Play project was announced on last month, more than 6,000 videos ranging in the genres, topics and budget have been submitted from 69 countries, and the YouTube Play channel has received over with 2 million views.

Today, we’re unveiling the jury for the YouTube Play, which includes some of the world’s leading artists, from the international film festival winners and renowned photographers to the performance and video artists on the cutting edge of the art.

YouTube Play jurors which includes musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson; musical group of Animal Collective; visual artists Douglas Gordon, Ryan McGinley, Marilyn Minter and the Takashi Murakami; artists and filmmakers Shirin Neshat, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Darren Aronofsky; and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, with the Guggenheim Chief Curator and Deputy Director Nancy Spector serving as a jury chairperson.

Over the course of the next few months, these jurors will watch the countless hours of videos that are submitted by the international YouTube community and select the most creative and the inspiring work to showcase at the Guggenheim museums in October.

Already, this campaign has drawn some of the remarkable talent, and we’re looking forward to seeing more of your submissions in our quest to find the most creative video art in the world and showcase it alongside van Gogh and Picasso. The deadline for getting your videos is on July 31. For more information about the jurors and to learn more about how to participate, check out in

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