Friday and Saturday 12–24h
Art is our first language. Throughout the year, Het HEM presents a range of temporary art programmes as well as more permanent art installations.
May 7 – 25
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 one of our restaurants Zanini, Bois or get a sandwich at Bakery Solinger,. With good wether we suggest you 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.
7 May to 25 September
“Can you be urban and rural at the same time?
Was the countryside ever romantic?
Was mankind once better?
Why did we embrace the Market Economy at the exact moment that science knew Climate change was upon us?
Does A.I. offer help?
When did we cease to meander?
Is it too late?
Where did the cows go?”
Samir Bantal & Rem Koolhaas
The extensive study ‘Countryside’ by our Guests Samir Bantal & Rem Koolhaas is the starting point of Chapter 5IVE. This study, started in 2012, delves into contemporary rural developments all across the globe. According to Samir and Rem, cities have long ceased to be the locus of major transformations in our lifestyles, instead, these changes are happening in the areas outside of cities. Following a number of brainstorm sessions with Guests Bantal and Koolhaas, curator Rieke Vos has developed an extensive exhibition featuring works that make us aware of the paradoxes between rural life and living in the cities. The works in this exhibition make us aware of these paradoxes and give space for a critical reflection on our relation with rural life and nature, now and in the future.
Participating artists Ian Cheng, Jasper Coppes, De Onkruidenier, Agnes Denes, Cathy van Eck, Future Farmers, Christian Jankowsky, Suzanne Husky, Gerard Ortín, Diogo Passarinho Studio, Musasa & Maarten Vanden Eynde, Rembrandt van Rijn, Xinlin Vivian Song, Agnes Waruguru (and others)
Chapter 5IVE is curated by: Rieke Vos