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Amsterdam, NH, 1013 AS

+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




Jun 10 2015 6:30pm: Aldo van den Broek in discussion with Wilco Tuinebreijer and Carlos Rodriguez Perez

Maarten Van Overeem

Wednesday June 10
6:30pm (free and open to the public)
Residency Unlimited (RU)
360 Court Street (enter church building through main entrance)
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Aldo van de Broek, Untitled, 2015

Join us for this evening talk where the Dutch artist Aldo van den Broek will discuss his residency experience at Kings County Hospital Center's Behavioral Center (KCHC) as part of the Beautiful Distress (BD) program supported by RU. Fostered by the Beautiful Distress Foundation in Amsterdam, this unique residency initiative aims to de-stigmatize mental illness through artistic initiative in psychiatric settings. Guest speakers will include Wilco Tuinebreijer , founder of Beautiful Distress and Carlos Rodriguez Perez, Director of the Wellness and Recovery Division at the Behavioral Health Service, Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn.