Beautiful Distress

Beautiful Distress

Beautiful Distress Art Manifestation is an initiative by Foundation Het Vijfde Seizoen and Foundation Beautiful Distress. Both organizations run artist-in-residence programs within the context of psychiatric institutions in the Netherlands. Together with artists a translation will be made from the world of psychiatry to people who are rather unfamiliar with the implications of mental illness. Part of the the Art Manifestation is a symposium about art psychiatry and fighting stigma, which will take place Thursday December 7, 2017 at De School in Amsterdam, starting from a manifest based upon comments and observations by artists about their experiences during their time at one of the residence programs. Aim of the program of events is to ultimately generate a better understanding and compassion for mental disease by means of intervening from the artistic perspective. Read more at www.beautifuldistress.org/