The Art Assignment

March 2017

Public Art Trip: New York City

4.0 4 x
New York City offers way too many art-viewing opportunities for us to cover in a single art trip video, so this time we decided to focus on the abundant public art around the city.

Five Favorite Works Of Art With Mike Rugnetta

4.0 9 x
This week Mike Rugnetta joins us to share five of his favorite works of art. Thanks, Mike!
February 2017

Self Shape - Tschabalala Self

3.0 7 x
If you were a shape, what shape would you be? This week we meet with Tschabalala Self, whose work explores ideas surrounding the black female body, and her assignment asks you to consider your own body as a symbol too.

The Case For Ai Weiwei

4.0 8 x
Ai Weiwei has been called an iconoclast, a radical, a voice for the voiceless, and was once named the most powerful artist in the world. Who is Ai Weiwei? And why is he considered one of the most renowned artists of our time?

Combinatory Play - Pablo Helguera

3.0 6 x
This week we meet Pablo Helguera, an artist, museum educator, and writer, at the Indianapolis stop of his Spanish language bookstore Librería Donceles. His assignment challenges you to give old books new lives through combinatory play.

The Case For Performance Art

3.0 4 x
Dubious of performance art? Break into a cold sweat when you realize it’s about to begin? There’s a reason. Here we present you with a brief history of performance art and attempt to sway you to its potential charms. Let us know if you buy it.
January 2017

Embarrassing Object Empathy

4.0 4 x
This week we share some of your excellent responses to two assignments -- Geof Oppenheimer's Embarrassing Object and Diana Shpungin's Object Empathy.
September 2016

Why Murals?

3.0 3 x
Today we're going to continue our discussion of public art, this time focusing on murals. We've invited Richard McCoy back to the studio to share with us what exactly murals are, where they came from, and how they can contribute to the betterment of the community.
January 2016

How To Critique

3.0 12 x
We discuss the conventions of art critique.