YouTube Selects YouTube Play Jurors (Including Darren Aronofsky)

    July 23, 2010
    Chris Crum

YouTube has just unveiled the jury for YouTube Play, which was announced last month. The project features over 6,000 videos from 69 countries. The YouTube Play Channel had had over 2 million views.

The jury includes musician Laurie Anderson, the 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. Guggenheim Chief Curator and Deputy Director Nancy Spector is serving as jury chairperson.

"Already, this campaign has drawn some remarkable talent, and we’re looking forward to seeing more of your submissions in our quest to find the most creative video art in the world and showcase it alongside van Gogh and Picasso," writes Senior Marketing Manager Ed Sanders on the YouTube blog.

The deadline for submission is July 31. Over the next few months, the jurors will watch the videos and select the "most creative and inspiring" ones to showcase at the Guggenheim museums in October.