Are You a Video Artist? Guggenheim Might Think So.

This past July we told you about a new contest by the world renowned Guggenheim museum to find the best YouTube video art.

Ignored for years by artcuratorsand critics, still photo shooters and video creators alike are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Now that digital imaging has become soubiquitous, the art world has finally accepted that what we do IS art well, what some of us do and the Guggenheim art experts challenged us to prove it.

Well, the jury is in – the results are now published and some interesting videos by YOU[Tube] are now “hanging” in the walls of this revered museum alongside important valuable and esteemed art collections. Some are very artsy, others just beautiful in simplicity, and still others are what one might consider “out there”, but they all have one thing in common: they are videos that the Guggenheim has tagged as Art.

My favorites are: “Birds on the Wires” , 2009 by Jarbas Agnelli of So Paulo and Gardyn, 2010 by Pogo of Perth, Australia. What’s yours?

The YouTube-Guggenheim contest had 23,000 entries from 91 countries. 25 entries were selected as winners. Check it out.

http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/interact/participate/youtube-play/top-videos

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Jennifer O’Rourke is an Emmy award-winning videographer & editor.

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