ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY.- This spring CCS Bard presents Temporarily Disconnected at the CCS Galleries. In Temporarily Disconnected, artistsMaayan Amir & Ruti Sela, Jannicke Låker, Erik van Lieshout, and Julika Rudeliusconstruct and enter into complex situations filled with social anxiety and cultural tension in their video works. By utilizing methods of antagonism and instigation, they examine the terrain of specific cultural, social and political situations, as well as power relations between the artists, their subjects, and viewers. The encounters portrayed distort perceptions between what is real and what is fictional, asking us to examine our beliefs and positions in the face of the prejudice, sexism, dominance, desire, impotence, humiliation, and cruelty depicted in the works. The artists and their subjects dare to say the uncomfortable, the problematic, and the offensive. In addition, on April 17, there is a conversation between artist Erik van Lieshout and Ian Buruma, the Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College and author of Murder in Amsterdam. Location and details to be announced. This program has been generously supported by the Mondriaan Foundation. Curator: Ruba Katrib.