Conversations with Complicit! Artists To-date
What the Artists Were Asked
Ask Yourself
Words & Phrases
Do-It-Yourself Challenges
Xhibition Guide
UVa Art Museum Education Page
Writer's Eye 2006

Words & Phrases

The following words and phrases are associated with the exhibition Complicit! Contemporary American Art and Mass Culture.

Define these words/ideas.

How do they related to the artwork you have seen in the exhibition or on-line?

How do they relate to the conversations with the artists in the podcast interviews?

aesthetics
agenda
ambiguity
artifice
assembledge
autonomy
avant-guarde
combine
complex
complicit
conceptual
consumerism
contemporary
content
contradiction
culture
derivative
ennui
form
heterodox
humor
hybrid
icons/ cultural icons
imagination
mainstream
man-made materials
mass culture
mass material culture
mass media
media
modernism
mythic
narrative
pop culture
postmodernism
remixing
symbols/ symbolic media
transcend/ transcendence
transgressive
value/ values

Phrases

an artist's studio practice
cultural legacy
harbingers of change
historical lineage
personal fulfillment
social improvement