Back in June, YouTube announced their collaboration with the Guggenheim on a cool new art-inspired project. The project, called YouTube Play, called on video-makers and artists to submit videos to be showcased in a special exhibit at the Guggenheim, as well as on the YouTube Play channel. Three months and 23,000 video submissions later, YouTube and the Guggenheim have released their shortlist of 125 finalists.
Now it’s up to the YouTube Play jury, which is made up of a bunch of well-known artists and industry professionals including Laurie Anderson, the band Animal Collective, Darren Aronofsky, Stefan Sagmeister, Takashi Murakami, Guggenheim’s Chief Curator Nancy Spector and more, to narrow the selection down to the final twenty. The twenty videos selected by the YouTube Play jury will be on display at the Guggenheim in a special exhibit from October 21 through 24.
You can view the 125 finalists on the YouTube Play channel on YouTube. The channel lets viewers search using a cool interactive interface that lets you scroll through thumbnails of the various videos and click to watch. YouTube Play has launched a special video for the occasion, highlighting a few of the videos submitted. Check it out below, and watch any of the 125 videos submitted on the YouTube Play channel. Which videos do you like best? Who do you think will make it to the final twenty?