The Case For
In this collection, The Art Assignment investigates popular artists and art movements.
What is video art?
The Case for Video Art
What's the point of making realistic paintings when photography can do the trick?
The Case for Realism
What's wrong with seeing the unclothed human body? And what is its place in art?
The Case for Nudity
What purpose did museums serve? And why does every city have one today?
The Case for Museums
We explore the life, evolution, and legacy of Jackson Pollock.
The Case for Jackson Pollock
Look at what it means to make art out in nature and in the world from the 1960s to today.
The Case for Land Art
Sampling, appropriating, borrowing, stealing.
The Case for Copying
"Surrealism" has become shorthand for the bizarre, the irrational, the hallucinatory.
The Case for Surrealism
How are we supposed to deal with art completely removed from recognizable objects?
The Case for Abstraction
This week we explore some of the most powerful artworks ever made.
Cases for Political Art
Ai Weiwei has been called an iconoclast, a radical, a voice for the voiceless...
The Case for Ai Weiwei
You may have seen a few cubes in an art gallery and questioned why they were there.
The Case for Minimalism
Dubious of performance art? Break into a cold sweat when you realize it’s about to begin?
The Case for Performance Art
Here's our case for Kanye as an artist.