Arts Curriculum

Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance

March 26–September 1, 2010

Vocabulary

Appropriation
The concept of taking possession of existing material, imagery, or techniques from everyday life, popular culture, or past traditions and reusing it in a context that differs from its original one.
 
Installation
An artwork designed for a specific gallery space. Its components are to be viewed as a single work of art.
 
Gelatin Silver Print
A general term describing the most common way of making black-and-white photographs since the 1890s. Gelatin, an animal protein, is used to bind light-sensitive silver to paper or another support. Gelatin silver prints replaced albumen prints as the most popular photographic process because they were more stable, resisted yellowing, and were easier to make.
 
Silkscreen
A stencil process in which ink is forced through a silk or organdy screen onto the material to be printed.