Beautiful Distress Project Space

Beautiful Distress makes mental suffering visible, tangible and thus open to discussion

Beautiful Distress uses art to create more understanding and compassion for people with mental vulnerabilities. Most of them experience exclusion and their problems are surrounded by taboos. This influences their own lives and has an impact on society. Art appeals to our senses and intellect, can make us look at things differently and can make us aware of our own prejudices.

We organize artist residencies in psychiatric hospitals in i.a. New York. Artists live and work on location for three months. They observe the world of psychiatry and create work inspired by their experiences.

We also run Beautiful Distress House: an exhibition and project space next to the NDSM terrain. There we work towards a more inclusive society by organizing art exhibitions, theater performances and other projects, always with artists and all interest groups, and with a special focus on young people.

Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 41-A
1033 RC Amsterdam
 [email protected]
+31 (0)20 2629913

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