October 23rd, 2010
07:52 PM ET

Top 25 videos make up 'ultimate YouTube playlist'

A juried selection of 25 YouTube videos that represent "the most unique, innovative, groundbreaking video work" online in the past two years debuted this week at four Guggenheim museums and on YouTube.

The selected videos were among tens of thousands submitted in the global contest, YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video, a collaborative effort between YouTube and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to highlight talent from the digital realm, "regardless of genre, technique, background, or budget," to create the "ultimate YouTube playlist."

Selected by an 11-person panel of big-name artists, including director Darren Aronofsky, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and indie-rock band Animal Collective, the winning submissions come from across the globe, including South Africa, Australia and Brazil, though the majority come from North America and Europe.

The selections represent a vast array of storytelling forms and digital mediums, from "deuce," a stop-motion animation that portrays an awkward encounter between a man and a woman, to an Academy Award-nominated animated short that uses an interview with John Lennon as the soundtrack called "I Met the Walrus."

The top videos, which were revealed Thursday at the Guggenheim Museum in New York , can be viewed on YouTube.com/play. They also will be shown at the Guggenheim museums in New York; Bilbao, Spain; Berlin, Germany; and Venice, Italy, through Sunday.

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  1. Richard

    Baah – I have seen more amazing videos in vimeo than all these. Never believe curators, the stablisment is dead.

    October 24, 2010 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sharon

    Well, knowing what the Guggenheim is up to is good news for me. I'm glad they covered this, whether the videos are the greatest or not.

    October 24, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. Del

    Has anyone tried YouTube Time Machine? that's pretty cool... you can travel through time using YouTube videos!

    check it out! http://yttm.tv

    October 24, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. tony

    I think the list is great ! watch my videos

    http://www.youtube.com/user/ANTONIODS2000?feature=mhum

    October 24, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Pat Noonan

    I think YouTube is an awesome outlet for creative expression, I just did Drive by Incubus with a guitar, Scrabble board and an old basket haha I wonder what they'll come up with 10 years from now...

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzh1yO4O3oY&w=640&h=390]

    October 26, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jan Kenney

    These are amazing. So glad they took the time to do this. Must have been quite a job.

    October 29, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. taz

    Found this video as I browsed Youtube. Its unique, creative, and funny, so I enjoyed it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiF-kxJLb3o

    November 1, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
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