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Tanja Hollander: Are you really my friend?

February 18, 2017 - February 18, 2018
Add to Calendar Tanja Hollander: Are you really my friend? In 2011, Maine-based photographer Tanja Alexia Hollander set out to differentiate the actual from the virtual by photographing all of her 626 Facebook friends. Since then, Hollander has been traveling across the country and internationally, setting up in-person meetings in her friends’ homes to discover the ways in which friendship is defined and how permission is granted into one’s private, yet very public, online life. Through this process, the artist has been able to take the virtual out of friendship. Derived from diverse audience engagements both on- and off-line, Are you really my friend? consists of multiple elements (photographs, text, and video), which all ride the edge between analogue and digital production and investigate how social media influences these experiences. DD/MM/YYYY

In 2011, Maine-based photographer Tanja Alexia Hollander set out to differentiate the actual from the virtual by photographing all of her 626 Facebook friends. Since then, Hollander has been traveling across the country and internationally, setting up in-person meetings in her friends’ homes to discover the ways in which friendship is defined and how permission is granted into one’s private, yet very public, online life. Through this process, the artist has been able to take the virtual out of friendship. Derived from diverse audience engagements both on- and off-line, Are you really my friend? consists of multiple elements (photographs, text, and video), which all ride the edge between analogue and digital production and investigate how social media influences these experiences.

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5 miles (10 minutes) from Williamstown.