The Case For

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

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    The Case for Copying

    Sampling, appropriating, borrowing, stealing.

    The Case for Copying

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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 Kanye

    Here's our case for Kanye as an artist.

    The Case For Kanye

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    The Case for Video Art

    What is video art?

    The Case for Video Art

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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

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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 Jackson Pollock

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

    The Case for Jackson Pollock

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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 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 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 Surrealism

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

    The Case for Surrealism

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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 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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    The Case for Abstraction

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

    The Case for Abstraction