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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




Amsterdam Art Fair met werk van Aldo van den Broek van 25 tot 29 mei

Maarten Van Overeem

25.05.2016 - 29.05.2016
(During the fair the gallery is open from 10 am – 18 pm (Wednesday – Saturday)

Aldo van den Broek, Beautiful Distress II, 61 x 55 cm 2015

Tijdens de Amsterdam Art Fair is werk te bewonderen dat Aldo van den Broek maakte tijdens zijn artist in residence in Kings County Hospital, een psychiatriche kliniek in New York. Aldo verbleef hier vier maanden op uitnodiging van Beautiful Distress.

"In 2015 He got invited to the artist in residence ‘Beautiful Distress’ to stay for four months at the psychiatric department of ‘Kings County Hospital', the only mental institution in New York with a government-sponsored health insurance. By living so intensively in between mostly poor and mentally ill people Aldo got confronted with his own way of living, working and surviving. His work tells the story about his interpretation of the pureness and beauty in the ugliness."