Are you really my friend?
Feb
17
to Feb 11

Are you really my friend?

What began as a personal documentary on friendship and environmental portraiture has turned into an exploration of contemporary culture, relationships, generosity and compassion, family structure, community-building, storytelling, meal-sharing, the economy and class, the relationship between technology and travel in the 21st century, social networking, memory, and the history of the portrait. To accomplish this, Hollander follows in the footsteps of the Farm Security Administration photographers, such as Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, who documented the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. She is also informed by Robert Frank’s The Americans, an iconic book of photography from 1958, which documents postwar America. Like these historic photographers, Hollander has set out to see America and the world. She is recording how society uses photography, the portrait, and social media to create and define a 21st-century existence.

While Hollander has presented segments of this working project at galleries and museums throughout the world, Are you really my friend? premieres in its entirety at MASS MoCA. Visitors to the museum can expect to find a mix of photographs, video, data visualization/mining, travelogue, and landscape images, along with an interactive element that asks viewers to define what a real friend means to them. In the end, the project, while rooted in Facebook, goes beyond the superficial to explore ideas of interpersonal connections, travel, and community in today’s world.

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(un)expected families
Dec
9
to Jun 17

(un)expected families

Bringing together more than 80 pictures taken by American photographers from the 19th century to today, “(un)expected families” explores the definition of the American family—from the families we are born into to the ones we have chosen for ourselves. The works on view depict a wide range of relationships, including multiple generations, romantic unions, and alternative family structures. Using archival, vernacular, and fine art photographs, “(un)expected families” offers a variety of perspectives on the American family. The exhibition illustrates that the family has always taken diverse forms: affluent and destitute, cohesive and fractured, expected and unexpected. “(un)expected families” features celebrated practitioners like Tina Barney, Milton Rogovin, Tanja Hollander, Nan Goldin, Carrie Mae Weems, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Harry Callahan.

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Book Launch - MGM Art & Culture at Art Basel Miami Beach
Dec
6
to Dec 10

Book Launch - MGM Art & Culture at Art Basel Miami Beach

Write a post-it note and pick up a book throughout the run of Art Basel Miami Beach!
Are you really my friend? will be open at MGM Resorts Lounge in Art Basel Collector's Lounge (VIP pass holders only) and the MGM Resorts Lounge  at the Botanical Garden (open to the public) during regular hours:

Private Day (by invitation only)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 11am to 8pm

Vernissage (by invitation only)
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 11am to 3pm

Public Days
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 3pm to 8pm - Signing 3-4:30 Collector's Lounge
Friday, December 8, 2017, 12 noon to 8pm - Signing 12-1:30 Botanical Garden
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 12 noon to 8pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 12 noon to 6pm

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