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34 Oostelijke Handelskade
Amsterdam, NH, 1019 BM

+31 (0)20 2629913

Beautiful Distress was founded on the concept that there is a great deal of mental suffering, that not enough people are aware of this and that not enough is done to stop it.

The Foundation uses art in an attempt to open up the world of psychiatry and battle the stigma attached to it.

Why art? Beautiful Distress believes that art is pre-eminently capable of articulating and depicting the human condition

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Partners:
Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent
Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam
De School, Amsterdam

Organisation:
Curator exhibition: Esther Vossen
Advising curator: Patrick Allegaert, Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent
De School: in collaboration with Femke Dekker, curator De School

Project coördinator: Fleur Kuypers
Editor: Sjifra Herschberg
Webmaster: Maarten van Overeem
Communication: René Bergmans, Annemiek Lely
Desigh: Vandejong Creative Agency
Photography: Omar Imam, Marijn van der Leeuw

Conference:
Jim van Os, Graham Thornicroft, Sven-Unik-id, Eric van der Burg, Annaleen Louwes, Thom van Duuren, Laura Prins, Jaap van Weeghel, Arko Oderwald, Dorien Nieman, Yolanda Bakker, Fransje Bakker, Nadira Rambocus, Bart Marius, Maartje Nevejan.


We like to express our sincere thanks to all the clients, artists en staff of the the institutions, without whom this Art Manifestation would not have been possible.


Special thanks to all who contributed to the organisation:
Elsa van Amelrooy, Christine van den Bergh, Francis Boeske, Elma Cavcic, Rebecca Chamberlain, Lucie von Eugen, Annet Gelink Gallery, Boudewijn van Grunsven, Melanie Ide, Tanja Karreman, Fons van de Kar, Esther Kok, Christiaan Kuypers, Pelle van Mansvelt, Lotte van der Meer, Liza Nijhuis, Barbera Olthof, Privéverzamelaars, Macha Roesink, Beatrijs Rümke, Carlos Rodriguez-Perez, Anneke Saveur, Guy Richards Smit, Twan Stoffels, Agnes Voskamp, Toon Walravens, Suzanne Weenink, Anne van der Weijden

Het Vijfde Seizoen Board: Suzanne Oxenaar (chair), Robbert Roos, Tim van de Grift. Directeur Vijfde Seizoen: Esther Vossen 

Beautiful Distress Board: Wilco Tuinebreijer (chair), Erik Alfarez, Hanne Hagenaars, Fleur Kuypers, Floris Nijland

Beautiful Distress Supervisory committee: Vos Beerthuis, Marjoleine Oppenheim, René Zegerius