The Guggenheim’s arrangement with Google subsidiary YouTube is the gift that keeps on giving. First, the museum won’t deny that Google is paying for wall space in the museum and the use of the museum’s curatorial staff. (No word on whether Gugg staff will be required to wear Armani at the press conference or show up on motorcycles.) Next, a PR firm affiliated with the Google-Guggenheim project keeps sending out wince+chuckle-inducing press releases. Here’s a line from the latest, from PR firm Red Consultancy:
To date more than 8,600 videos from 69 countries have been submitted by artists who aspire to have their work displayed alongside Picasso and van Gogh as part of YouTube Play, a biennial of creative video.