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The Art AssignmentCollections
In this collection, The Art Assignment investigates popular artists and art movements.
The Art Assignment
The Case for Copying
Sampling, appropriating, borrowing, stealing.
S3 Ep36 | 10m 16s
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The Case for Performance Art
Dubious of performance art? Break into a cold sweat when you realize it’s about to begin?
S3 Ep12 | 9m 9s
The Case For Kanye
Here's our case for Kanye as an artist.
S2 Ep30 | 4m 42s
The Case for Video Art
What is video art?
S4 Ep29 | 9m 33s
The Case for Realism
What's the point of making realistic paintings when photography can do the trick?
S4 Ep21 | 11m 13s
The Case for Museums
What purpose did museums serve? And why does every city have one today?
S4 Ep7 | 8m 28s
The Case for Jackson Pollock
We explore the life, evolution, and legacy of Jackson Pollock.
S4 Ep2 | 10m 30s
The Case for Nudity
What's wrong with seeing the unclothed human body? And what is its place in art?
S4 Ep13 | 7m 14s
The Case for Land Art
Look at what it means to make art out in nature and in the world from the 1960s to today.
S3 Ep39 | 8m 55s
The Case for Surrealism
"Surrealism" has become shorthand for the bizarre, the irrational, the hallucinatory.
S3 Ep31 | 10m 17s
Cases for Political Art
This week we explore some of the most powerful artworks ever made.
S3 Ep22 | 12m 7s
The Case for Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei has been called an iconoclast, a radical, a voice for the voiceless...
S3 Ep14 | 5m 53s
The Case for Abstraction
How are we supposed to deal with art completely removed from recognizable objects?
S3 Ep7 | 9m 17s
The Case for Minimalism
You may have seen a few cubes in an art gallery and questioned why they were there.
S2 Ep41 | 4m 36s