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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




INNER CITY - opening september 30

Maarten Van Overeem

by Aldo van den Broek

This autumn, Cityscapes will explore the theme ''Inner City'' in yet another building on the Marineterrein Amsterdam: 'Het Officiersverblijf' (025). Interiors, the centre of the city, subterraneous edifices, and maybe most significantly; the architecture of the psyche!  Some of the most distinguished Dutch artists and architects concerned with the 'Inner City' , join forces in a multilayered and faceted exhibition, with solo, duo and group presentations on several floors of building 025. 

Among the participating artists is Aldo van den Broek, who worked in the Beautiful Distress residency in Kings County Psychiatric Hospital in Brooklyn NY.

Participants a.o.: Gijs Assmann,Wiel Arets Architects, Aldo van den Broek,  Petra Blaisse/Inside Outside, Robbie Cornelissen, Eva Crebolder, Anita Duyvis, Jean Bernard Koeman, Krijn de Koning, Jeroen Kramer, Erik Mattijssen, Alexa Meyerman, MVRDV, NL Architects, Liesbeth van der Pol, RAAAF, Sandro Setola, Agniet Snoep. Marjan Teeuwen, Berend Strik, XS Architecture, Edwin Zwakman


Courtesy of: Bureau Marineterrein, Galerie Maurits van der Laar, Galerie Nouvelle Images, Galerie Ron Mandos, Stichting Beautiful Distress, Stichting Het Vijfde Seizoen. 

PERIOD: September 30 - October 28, 2016
OPENING: Friday September 30, 5 – 7 pm
LOCATION: Marineterrein Amsterdam, Gebouw 025 (Officiersverblijf)
VISIT: Thursday, Friday or by appointment