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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 Nudity
What's wrong with seeing the unclothed human body? And what is its place in art?
S4 Ep13 | 7m 14s
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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
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 Copying
Sampling, appropriating, borrowing, stealing.
S3 Ep36 | 10m 16s
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