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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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Artist in Residence - Kings  County Hospital

Kings Couny Hospital Center, New York

Kings Couny Hospital Center, New York

The Foundation started an Artist in residence program with the Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York .

After  a long preparation period the project has started on September 1, 2014.

Annaleen Louwes

Annaleen Louwes

Dutch photographer Annaleen Louwes has taken up residence for a few months in the hospital and will produce (art-)works about her experiences and  inspired by the environment. After a year, in which three Dutch artists will have lived and worked  in the hospital, an exhibition will be organized in New York which will  show the world of psychiatry based on works by i.a. the artists who have participated in the Kings County project.

Beautiful Distress, together with the Kings County Hospital Center and the Consulate in New York, has started talks with a well-known  New York Museum, NY to organize an exhibition in 2015. The exhibition will be included in a more comprehensive exhibition that will subsequently be organized in Amsterdam.