Het Vijfde Seizoen

ART & PSYCHIATRY - Residency in psychiatry

Het Vijfde Seizoen (The Fifth Season) is a residence for artists in psychiatry. Professional artists work here for a season.

Since 1998 many artists have worked in Het Vijfde Seizoen. It is an inspiring place. The line between sick or not sick sometimes seems to disappear for the artists and the patients. It is remarkable to see how each artist picks his own angle and approaches the psychiatry from a totally personal point of view.

By inviting a different artist every season to work at the residency, a contribution is made to our goal of bringing society closer to psychiatry. Through their works of art the artists contribute to the imaging of the psychiatric patient and psychiatry in general. 

Click on 'artists' for artprojects.

Under 'publications' you will find a list of all publications that artists have made during their residency in Het Vijfde Seizoen.

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Art Manifestation Beautiful Distress started

Thursday 23 November the Beautiful Distress Art Manifestation on Mental Illness has been started. Consisting of a two-part exhibition, a manifesto and a one-day conference, the event attempts to make mental illness visible and tangible through art while countering existing prejudices. read more

Conference: December 7 2017. Working together to ensure prejudice reduction

During this interactive conference, 200 participants from various interest groups – artists, patients and their families, mental health care professionals, policy makers and the general public – will exchange ‘best practices’. read more

Special about Beautiful Distress in the Parool

On november 17th there was a special on the newspaper Parool about the Manifestation. Background information, interviews and info on the two exhibitions and the conference. read more

New residency Buhlebezwe Siwani & Ashley Walters

Het Vijfde Seizoen is pleased to invite artist Buhlebezwe Siwani and Ashley Walters as artists in residence. During the residency they will create a new art work for the exhibition Tell Freedom in Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort. More info artist: https://www.buhlebezwesiwani.com read more

Het Vijfde Seizoen Academy

'Het Vijfde Seizoen Academy' (The Fifth Season Academy) is a program for psychiatrist and psychiatrist in training. During interactive sessions participants are confronted with the value of the arts. read more

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