[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: You’re out in the world, exploring a part of the immensely varied landscape of our dear planet Earth, freed from your desk
[DIGITAL TONE] This week, I want to talk to you about something that’s been weighing on my mind lately, and that’s the issue of critique.
[THEME MUSIC] NARRATOR: For much of human history, when people set out to make art they did so by trying to represent things as they
Melting clocks, bowler hats, peculiar household objects, dream sequences, but also uncanny incidents. Dorm room posters, more dream sequences, and according to Merriam-Webster, the year
I want to come clean with you guys about something. Ever since “The Art Assignment” started, I’ve been calling myself a curator. But it’s a
SARAH URIST GREEN: This episode is supported by the Great Courses Plus. London is a big city– a crowded and lively global metropolis. It holds
We’re in Tijuana, Mexico. And we’re joining up with the organizers of Ghana Think Tank, who have been developing the first world since 2006. Through
A few weeks ago we got a question from Trey Willetto, who asked how we respond to people who say “I could have done that.
[TONES] [MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: Yeah, you know this picture. You can probably name its creator and at least one detail about his life. And I
NARRATOR: This is a photograph by Walker Evans. And this is a photograph by Sherry Levine. Walker Evans’ photograph dates from 1936, when he was