The artist David Brooks invites The Art Assignment into his Brooklyn studio and issues the fascinating assignment of articulating something that you know exists, but that you’ve never seen and probably never will.
EPISODE 04 INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Think of something that exists that you’ve never seen, and probably never will.
2. Articulate it (any medium will do).
3. Post it online with #theartassignment.
4. Fame and glory. (Your response might be included in an episode.)
Learn more about David’s work through his gallery American Contemporary: http://americancontemporary.biz/artists/david-brooks/
And watch these fantastic videos of him made by Art21:
You may already know Toyin Odutola from her excellent tumblr, but you haven’t received her most excellent Art Assignment just yet: Episode 3 – Toyin Odutola: Intimate, Indispensable GIF
1. Think of something intimate that is indispensable to you. (It doesn’t have to be a body part. It can be an object, place, memory, anything.)
2. Depict it in the form of a GIF. You don’t have to make drawings—you can use photographs, make a sculpture, or whatever you like.
3. Upload and share it online using whatever social media platforms you prefer, being sure to tag it with #theartassignment so we can find it.
4. Fame and glory. (Your response might be included in a future episode.)
Find and follow Toyin online: @obia_thethird, toyinodutola.com
and learn more about her work here: http://www.jackshainman.com/artists/toyin-odutola/
ALL STARS, ALL THE TIME.
Everything But the News covers film at SXSW with Mike Myers, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Jason Bateman, Dave Franco and more.
Watch some early responses to The Art Assignment Episode 1: Meet in the Middle!
Thanks to all of you who have posted responses! These are not ALL of the responses, and we encourage you to continue meeting in the middle and posting your responses with #theartassignment. There are many more great ones than are excerpted here (!), and we encourage you to follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram to continue seeing interesting responses.
It is true. We have an Instagram: http://instagram.com/theartassignment
Look in the description of the video in Youtube to see a list of links to the videos included in the montage.
Episode 2 is live! Meet artist Chicago-based artist Deb Sokolow and receive your assignment to do a stakeout!
EPISODE 02 INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Find an interesting or intriguing object.
2. Place the object in a public spot where people can interact with it.
3. Pick a location to observe these interactions, and observe the interactions.
4. Document what happens. You can do this however you’d like, using photos, video, text, drawings, or anything else.
5. Upload your documentation and share it online using whatever social media platforms you prefer, being sure to tag it with #theartassignment so we can find it. Your response to the assignment may be included in a future episode!
Learn more about Deb’s work here: http://debsokolow.com
Listen to a great interview with her here: http://badatsports.com/2013/deb-sokolow-interview/
And if you haven’t already, subscribe!
Will *you* accept the The Art Assignment?
It’s here! The premiere of the new PBS Digital Studios series Everything But the News.
The first episode, above, takes you inside Vidcon to investigate the viral world of online celebrities.
NEW VIDEO: From PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank series, watch Barry White on Making Love and how on his 18th birthday he chose Hollywood over school.