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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




April 12 - Artist Talk with Christiaan Bastiaans

Maarten Van Overeem

Christiaan Bastiaans, Still from the "Your Attitude has Changed" series, 2015

Tonight’s discussion at RU will focus on Bastiaans' artistic practice within psychiatric settings and most recently his working process at Kings County Hospital Center. Fostered by the Beautiful Distress Foundation (BD) with support from RU in New York, this residency initiative aims to de-stigmatize mental illness through artistic initiative in psychiatric settings. Guest speakers will include Paul Laster (writer and critic), Wilco Tuinebreijer , founder of Beautiful Distress and Carlos Rodriguez Perez, Director of the Wellness and Recovery Division at the Behavioral Health Service, KCHC.

Tuesday April 12, 6:30pm (free and open to the public)
Residency Unlimited (RU)
360 Court Street (enter church building through main entrance)
Brooklyn, NY 11231


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