125 YouTube Videos Shortlisted for Guggenheim’s YouTube Play

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NEW YORK (AP).- Among the hundreds of thousands of videos uploaded daily to YouTube, surely a work of art is in there somewhere. Such is the premise behind “YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video,” the first curated search for videos of a higher brow on the popular Google Inc.-owned website. From among more than 23,000 submissions from 91 countries, 125 videos were shortlisted for the inaugural biennial. A curatorial team from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York selected the videos, which will play at kiosks in Guggenheim museums in New York; Berlin; Bilbao, Spain, and Venice, Italy, beginning Monday. A jury that includes filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and visual artist Takashi Murakami will whittle the results down further to about 20 videos. Those will be presented at the Guggenheim in New York on Oct. 21. “It’s become increasingly obvious that this kind of creative video is completely core to YouTube,” said Anna Bateson, director