The Art Assignment is a book! (or at least it will be soon)
Published by Penguin Books
On sale April 14, 2020
You Are an Artist is a collection of more than 50 assignments gathered from some of the most innovative artists working today. Curator Sarah Urist Green left her office in the basement of an art museum to travel and visit a diverse range of artists, asking them to share prompts that relate to their own ways of working. The result is You Are an Artist, a journey of creation through which you’ll invent imaginary friends, sort books, declare a cause, construct a landscape, find your band, and become someone else (or at least try). Your challenge is to filter these assignments through the lens of your own experience and make art that reflects the world as you see it.
The book brings together newly commissioned assignments with a selection gathered in the course of making the web series The Art Assignment. Artists offering assignments include Zarouhie Abdalian, Güler Ates, Bang on A Can, Gina Beavers, Kim Beck, Genesis Belanger, David Brooks, JooYoung Choi, Sonya Clark, Jace Clayton, Lenka Clayton, Beatriz Cortez, Hugo Crosthwaite, Kenturah Davis, T.J. Dedeaux- Norris, Kim Dingle, Assaf Evron, Maria Gaspar, Kate Gilmore, Hope Ginsburg, Julie Green, The Guerrilla Girls, Michelle Grabner, Fritz Haeg, Pablo Helguera, Lonnie Holley, Desirée Holman, Stuart Hyatt, Nina Katchadourian, Peter Liversidge, Paula McCartney, Brian McCutcheon, Christoph Niemann, Odili Donald Odita, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Robyn O'Neil, Geof Oppenheimer, Douglas Paulson, Sopheap Pich, J. Morgan Puett, David Rathman, Wendy Red Star, Christopher Robbins, Nathaniel Russell, Dread Scott, Tschabalala Self, Allison Smith, Deb Sokolow, Alec Soth, Molly Springfield, Jesse Sugarmann, Jan Tichy, Gillian Wearing, and Lauren Zoll.