Beautiful Distress, Presentation and panel discussion
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm
The Society of Illustrators
128 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065
Presentation about groundbreaking project Beautiful Distress. Based on a long running project in the Netherlands, 't Vijfde Seizoen, The Beautiful Distress Foundation invites prominent artists to live and work in the Behavioral Health Center of Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, for several months. By absorbing and interpreting the realities of this world in their artwork, the Beautiful Distress Foundation seeks to lessen the stigma of mental illness.
Presentation by Wilko Tuinebreijer (Psychiatrist/Medical Director of MGGZ and GGD Amsterdam) and Annaleen Louwes (Artist-in-Residence) followed by a panel discussion moderated by Jeanne Wikler, with Director of Wellness and Recovery at KCHC, artists of 't Vijfde Seizoen and other collaborators of this project.