The establishment art world has finally acknowledged online video as an art form. Here are six of the 25 YouTube videos chosen from among more than 23,000 submissions from 91 countries for The Guggenheim Museum
's first-ever exhibit of online video, YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video
. Chief Curator Nancy Spector said the videos represent "the most unique, innovative, groundbreaking video work being created and distributed online during the past two years."
The jury for the Guggenheim-YouTube collaboration included the band Animal Collective, film director Darren Aronofsky
photographer Marilyn Minter
. All 25 videos were projected on the outside of the museum
in Manhattan Thursday night. [OK Go
, known for its inventive music videos, performed live.]
To see more of the Top 25, go here.
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