Monday, July 26, 2010

Apichatpong to serve on jury for YouTube Play

Apichatpong Weerasethakul has been named to serve on the jury of YouTube Play, a "a Biennial of Creative Video" that's collaboration between Google's video-sharing website and the Guggenheim Museum, presented by HP and Intel.

Here's more from Google's blog:

YouTube Play jurors include musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson; musical group Animal Collective; visual artists Douglas Gordon, Ryan McGinley, Marilyn Minter and Takashi Murakami; artists and filmmakers Shirin Neshat, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Darren Aronofsky; and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, with Guggenheim Chief Curator and Deputy Director Nancy Spector serving as jury chairperson.

Over the course of the next few months, these jurors will watch countless hours of videos submitted by the international YouTube community and select the most creative and inspiring work to showcase at the Guggenheim museums in October.

The deadline for entries is fast approaching: July 31.

The winners will be presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York on October 21, with simultaneous presentations at the Guggenheim museums in Berlin, Bilbao and Venice. The videos will be on view to the public from October 22 through 24 in New York and on the YouTube Play channel.

(Via Jon Russell/Asia Correspondent)

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