The best of YouTube
125 shortlisted YouTube videos in ‘YouTube Play. A biennial of Creative Video’ have been announced by The Guggenheim and YouTube, in collaboration with HP and Intel.
The 125 videos were chosen by the Guggenheim curatorial team with the hope that each represented the talent and stylistic and conceptual genres which can be found on YouTube today. According to Nancy Spector, deputy director and chief curator of the Guggenheim Foundation, the videos selected are diverse in technique, subject matter, geography, and professional status.
The videos were chosen from 23,000 submissions from over 91 countries and include submissions from students, video artists, photographers, filmmakers, composers, video game programmers, an American Women’s Chess Champion, a comedy improv group, a Swedish rock band, a South African hip-hop group and an Australian electronic music producer. The shortlisted entries can be viewed on the YouTube Play channel.
Ed Sanders, senior marketing manager at YouTube commented on the project: “By changing the way the world creates, distributes, and watches video, YouTube has played a part in redefining contemporary media culture. In this collaboration with the Guggenheim and HP, we wanted a formal way to recognise and celebrate the originality and artistic innovation constantly coming out of YouTube’s global creative community.”
The jury have the task of selecting 20 of their top choices which will be presented on 21 October at the Guggenheim Museum.