Dutch Wins Guggenheim Video Biennale YouTube Play in New York City

The Dutch Evelien Lohbeck is one of 25 winners of an international competition of the Guggenheim Museum and YouTube.

Her video art work will be on display at the Guggenheim Museums in New York, Berlin, Bilbao and Venice, according to Youtube

Twenty-five clips from around the world were selected for the first creative video biennial run by the Guggenheim Museum and the YouTube video sharing site, highlighting online video as a popular art form.

The finalists of the “YouTube Play, a Biennial of Creative Video” event range from South African rap to Brazilian animation, and were chosen from more than 23,000 submitted entries. They can also be seen on YouTube’s website at youtube.com/play.

The famous white facade of the museum, located on New York’s Fifth Avenue in front of Central Park, was transformed into a giant screen late Thursday where the finalist videos were shown.

The videos will be broadcast again after sundown Friday, inside the museum and at the museum’s affiliates in Bilbao, Berlin and Venice through October 24.

The event is “the first biennial of online video to be organized by a major museum of contemporary art,” said Guggenheim Museum Director Richard Armstrong.

See the video from Animator Evelien Lohbeck where she explains the genesis of Noteboek.

‘Noteboek’ was selected by the Jury for YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video 2010. See the selection at youtube.com/play

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