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Guggenheim showcases video art

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Guggenheim showcases video art


New York’s Guggenheim art museum has been turned into a canvas itself, showcasing the entries for a global contest of video art.

The 25 winners are on show inside. The competition is the first of its kind and was set up in conjunction with the video-sharing website, Youtube.

“The Guggenheim has always been really committed to new media and we have had a real focus on video in our collections and our exhibitions. So the notion of expanding our research into the Internet and to try and understand whether platforms such as Youtube are changing how artists are working with media is really compelling to us.” said Chief Curator Nancy Spector.

Varying from video montages to cartoons, the winners were created by 39 artists from 14 countries.

Art critics say the exhibition shows that more traditional institutions like the Guggenheim are conscious of the growing influence of video and the internet in contemporary life.

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