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Discussion Between Erik van Lieshout and Ian Buruma on April 17

Emily M. Darrow
DISCUSSION BETWEEN DUTCH ARTIST ERIK VAN LIESHOUT AND AUTHOR IAN BURUMA SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 17 AT BARD COLLEGE Held in Conjunction with the CCS Bard Exhibition Temporarily Disconnected, Van Lieshout and Buruma Discuss Tensions in Dutch Society and Politics
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—On Tuesday, April 17, at 5:00 p.m. in room 110 of the Center for Film, Electronic Arts, and Music of Milton and Sally Avery Arts Center, Dutch artist Erik van Lieshout and author and Bard faculty member Ian Buruma discuss tensions in Dutch society and politics. This program is free and open to the public, presented in conjunction with the CCS Bard exhibition Temporarily Disconnected, curated by Ruba Katrib as part of her master’s thesis project. During the program, Ian Buruma discusses his recent book Murder in Amsterdam, which questions the lives and recent deaths of the right-wing politician Pim Fortuyn and film director Theo van Gogh. Erik van Lieshout screens his video work, Awakening (2005), which aggressively and humorously tackles recent Dutch politics, culture, and stereotypes. Temporarily Disconnected is on view in the CCS Bard’s galleries from Sunday, March 11 through Sunday, March 25. The exhibition features works by artists Ma'ayan Amir & Ruti Sela, Jannicke Låker, Erik van Lieshout, and Julika Rudelius, who use video to construct and enter into complex situations filled with social anxiety and cultural tension. The opening reception is on Sunday, March 11, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Erik van Lieshout was born in 1968 in Deurne, The Netherlands, and currently lives and works in Rotterdam. His most recent solo exhibitions, the first in the United States, are taking place this year at the Hammer Museum at UCLA and at MASSMoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. Van Lieshout has exhibited widely in Europe and was one of the representative artists in the Dutch Pavilion during the 50th Venice Biennale (2003). Ian Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, The Netherlands, and currently is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College and author of Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance. Previous books include Behind the Mask, The Wages of Guilt, Anglomania, and Bad Elements. He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Guardian, Financial Times, and other publications in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. This program has been generously funded by the Mondriaan Foundation. For further information, call 845-758-7598, e-mail, or visit

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This event was last updated on 04-17-2007