The Case For

In this collection, The Art Assignment investigates popular artists and art movements.

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The Case For Kanye

Here's our case for Kanye as an artist.

The Case For Kanye

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The Case for Minimalism

You may have seen a few cubes in an art gallery and questioned why they were there.

The Case for Minimalism

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The Case for Abstraction

How are we supposed to deal with art completely removed from recognizable objects?

The Case for Abstraction

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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?

The Case for Performance Art

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The Case for Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei has been called an iconoclast, a radical, a voice for the voiceless...

The Case for Ai Weiwei

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Cases for Political Art

This week we explore some of the most powerful artworks ever made.

Cases for Political Art

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The Case for Surrealism

"Surrealism" has become shorthand for the bizarre, the irrational, the hallucinatory.

The Case for Surrealism

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The Case for Copying

Sampling, appropriating, borrowing, stealing.

The Case for Copying

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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.

The Case for Land Art

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The Case for Jackson Pollock

We explore the life, evolution, and legacy of Jackson Pollock.

The Case for Jackson Pollock

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The Case for Museums

What purpose did museums serve? And why does every city have one today?

The Case for Museums

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The Case for Nudity

What's wrong with seeing the unclothed human body? And what is its place in art?

The Case for Nudity

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The Case for Realism

What's the point of making realistic paintings when photography can do the trick?

The Case for Realism