Guggenheim and YouTube to showcase video art

Posted by Staff writer

Fancy seeing your work in the Guggenheim? The New York museum is calling for budding video artists to send in their work via YouTube, promising to showcase it worldwide.

Through YouTube Play, a jury of famous names from art, design, film and entertainment will select up to 20 videos submitted from around the world. They'll be presented at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum on October 21, with simultaneous presentations in Berlin, Bilbao, and Venice.

They can also be seen  on the YouTube Play channel.

"With this online global initiative, we're not looking for what's 'now,' we're looking for what's next," says Nancy Spector, deputy director and chief curator of the Guggenheim Foundation.

"In the last two decades, there has been a paradigm shift in visual culture. The moving image has been fully absorbed into critical contemporary art practices, and now we are witnessing the power of the internet to catalyze and disseminate new forms of digital media, including online video."

Submissions can include any form of creative video, and YouTube Play hopes to attract original and 'surprising' videos from around the world.

Anyone can take part, and the YouTube Play channel will post HP Make tutorials, featuring editing, sound, and other video-making techniques.

The deadline for submissions is July 31.