Open March 2022
Art is our first language. Throughout the year, Het HEM presents a range of temporary art programmes as well as more permanent art installations.
Simon(e) van Saarloos
“We must bring about the end of the world as we know it.”
There is always music to listen to at Het HEM, with programmes focused on experimental ways to create, present and experience music in the building through listening sessions, live shows, and musical artis-in-residence initiatives.
Come by for a drink and a bite, wine and dine at our restaurant, or settle down on our sunny terrace on the Costa del Zaano.
Het HEM loves books. During your visit, come lose yourself in the library's rich selection or discover new favourites in the SANZ Shop.
Situated in a former munitions factory, Het HEM is a new home for contemporary culture.
The building's industrial design and our experimental art programme bring ambience and meaning to every event.
Tutto Questo Sentire is an artist collective consisting of experimental opera singer Olivia Salvadori, composer and cellist Sandro Mussida, and video and sound artist Rebecca Salvadori. As part of our Close Range music residency program, they will be staying at Het HEM throughout October to develop and present a site-specific installation.
Their plan is to create a light and sound event titled "Spazio Per Azioni Luminescenti" and present it along with existing works on October 22, 23 and 24. A series of live performances will be held during the weekend within the piece, featuring special guests DJ Elena Colombi (IT/UK), vocalist and producer Coby Sey (UK) and light artist Charlie Hope (UK). Spazio per Azioni Luminescenti is an immersive installation composed of a series of articulated light, sound and spoken words combinations to be premiered at Het HEM on the occasion of TQS artist collective residency, Amsterdam, during the month of October 2021.