Plenty of categories of “artists” have been discovered on YouTube – makeup (Lauren Luke), recording (Justin Bieber), performance (Cris Crocker; seriously, leave Britney alone) – but no artist artists. All that’s about to change today.
The Guggenheim Museum is collaborating with YouTube to find a video artist to showcase at all Guggenheim Museums – New York, Berlin, Bilbao and Venice – on Oct. 21, with the videos playing to the Internet (on the YouTube Play channel) and New York (at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum) public from Oct. 22 to Oct. 24.
You could become a famous artist by posting your work on YouTube and then submitting it at youtube.com/play by July 31. But don’t look to collect any Internet money.