GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM AND YOUTUBE ANNOUNCE JURY FOR YOUTUBE PLAY
Celebrated figures from the worlds of art, design, film, and music join selection process for world’s most inclusive biennial of creative online video Jury includes Laurie Anderson, Animal Collective, Darren Aronofsky, Douglas Gordon, Ryan McGinley, Marilyn Minter, Takashi Murakami, Shirin Neshat, Stefan Sagmeister, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and YouTube, the world’s largest online video community, today announced the distinguished jury for YouTube Play, a biennial of creative video presented in collaboration with HP and Intel and conceived to discover and showcase the most exceptional talent working in the ever-expanding realm of online video.
The jury includes performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson; music group Animal Collective, featuring Deakin (Josh Dibb), Geologist (Brian Weitz), and Panda Bear (Noah Lennox); filmmaker Darren Aronofsky; visual artists Douglas Gordon, Ryan McGinley, Marilyn Minter, and Takashi Murakami; artists and filmmakers Shirin Neshat and Apichatpong Weerasethakul; and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, with Guggenheim Chief Curator and Deputy Director Nancy Spector serving as jury chairperson. Since YouTube Play was announced on June 14, 2010, more than 6,600 videos have been submitted from around the world, attracting more than 2.6million viewers to the YouTube Play channel to date. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2010, at 3 pm EDT/12 pm PDT.
The Jury Process
According to jury chair Nancy Spector, “We will be looking for work that will test, elevate, and experiment with video as it is manifest online. We are less interested in what’s ‘now’ than in what’s next.” YouTube Play is open to students and amateur video makers, artists, and creative professionals. Submissions may include animation, motion graphics, narrative, nonnarrative, documentary, and music videos. The jury will review a short list of up to two hundred video works that have been prescreened by the Guggenheim from the pool of videos submitted by the international YouTube community and uploaded to youtube.com/play. From the short list, the jury will select up to twenty that they deem the most creative and inspiring, regardless of genre, technique, or budget. The short-listed videos will be on the YouTube Play channel (youtube.com/play) beginning in September 2010.
- Laurie Anderson
- Animal Collective, featuring Deakin (Josh Dibb), Geologist (Brian Weitz), and Panda Bear (Noah Lennox) Hailing from Baltimore, Animal Collective is a decade-old group of musicians composed of childhood friends Avey Tare (Dave Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Geologist (Brian Weitz), and Deakin (Josh Dibb).
- Darren Aronofsky
- Douglas Gordon
- Ryan McGinley
- Marilyn Minter
- Takashi Murakami
- Shirin Neshat
- Stefan Sagmeister
- Apichatpong Weerasethakul
- Nancy Spector, Jury Chair
Special Event and Public Presentation
On October 21, 2010, the creators of the twenty selected videos and their work will be presented on HP technology at a celebratory event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The videos will remain on view to the public October 22–24 in the Tower 2 Gallery of the museum. The videos will also be highlighted for a worldwide audience on the YouTube Play channel at youtube.com/play beginning October 21. In addition, the selected videos will be on view at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. YouTube Play Blog: The Take The Take, a new blog on guggenheim.org, launched on July 15 to provide a critical, interactive context for YouTube Play. The Take will be updated weekly through November 1 with posts on topics including the history of video art off- and online; online identity and “vlogging”; how museums and art institutions approach online video; and artists’ uses of YouTube. Drawing on the global scope of YouTube Play, the Take will feature a series of guest bloggers to stimulate worldwide discussions among both professional and amateur video makers and enthusiasts. The public is encouraged to read and comment on posts at guggenheim.org/thetake.
YouTube Play Friends and Affiliates Program
YouTube Play is reaching out internationally to local experts through the YouTube Play Friends and Affiliates Program, which includes select artinstitutions, nonprofits, and art schools around the world. Currently, nearly thirty global affiliates from countries including Canada, China, France, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States are serving as local representatives of the project by sharing information about YouTube Play with their respective communities. A full list of the affiliates can be found at youtube.com/play.
About the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. Currently the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation owns and operates the Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue in New York and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection on the Grand Canal in Venice, and provides programming and management for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. The Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin is the result of a collaboration, begun in 1997, between the Guggenheim Foundation and Deutsche Bank. In 2013 the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, a 450,000-square-foot museum of modern and contemporary art designed by Frank Gehry, will open on Saadiyat Island, adjacent to the main island of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
YouTube is the world’s largest online video community, allowing millions of people to discover, watch, and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original-content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube, LLC is based in San Bruno, California, and is a subsidiary of Google Inc.
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments, and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services, and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at hp.com.
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