125 YouTube videos shortlisted for Guggenheims

6 clips created by Israeli artists are among the 125 clips chosen. Panel of judges will pick 20 videos to appear in museum exhibition in New York.

September 20, 2010 20:05
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Among the hundreds of thousands of videos uploaded daily to YouTube, surely a work of art is in there somewhere. That's the premise behind "YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video."

"YouTube Play" is the first curated search for videos of a higher brow on the popular Google-owned website.

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Some 125 videos were shortlisted for the biennial from more than 23,000 submissions from 91 countries. They'll play at kiosks in Guggenheim museums in New York; Berlin; Bilbao, Spain, and Venice, Italy, beginning Monday.

A jury including filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and visual artist Takashi Murakami produce a final list of 20 videos that will be presented at the Guggenheim in New York on Oct. 21. The 20 videos selected by the panel judges are to be displayed in a gallery at the Guggenheim Museum in New York from October 22-24.

Among the 125 videos shortlisted are six made by Israeli artists.

Only the United States and England have more videos on the Biennial's shortlist,

The Israeli videos are embedded below.

chosen from over 23,000 entries from 91 countries.

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