Date: Thursday 23 April
Time: 17.30 - 20.30 hrs
Location: 3rd floor platform Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy
Admission: free, to attend please rsvp to Beautiful Distress
Beautiful Distress uses art from renowned artists to make this kind of suffering visible, to stimulate the conversation about it, and to help diminish prejudices against psychiatric ilnesses.
At the launch of Beautiful Distress, initiator and chairman of the board Wilco Tuinebreijer, psychiatrist, Medical Director of the Mental Health Department of the Amsterdam public Health Service, will talk about the mission of the foundation. Photographer Annaleen Louwes will talk about her artist-in-residence at Kings County psychiatric hospital in Brooklyn, New York, on invitation of Beautiful Distress, and present the work she made there for the first time.
A video will be shown made by artist Aldo van den Broek, currently artist-in-residence in New York.
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Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy are committed to the foundation, which is related to the Fifth Season, an artist-in-residence at psychiatric institution Willem Arntsz Hoeve, Altrecht, Den Dolder. Artistic director of Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy Suzanne Oxenaar is chair of the Fifth Season, and artistic advisor and board member of the Beautiful Distress Foundation.