Het HEM is currently closed in preperation for renovations and will reopen in fall 2024.
In the meanwhile, you’ll find our programming on several off-site locations and on The Couch.
Our event spaces are available for rent until October 2024.
Art is our first language. Even while we are closed for renovations, our programming continues. You will find our art programmes at off-site locations throughout the year and on the digital platform The Couch. The permanent installations in Het HEM will remain open to the public after the renovation.
Our music programme focuses on experimental ways of making, presenting and experiencing sound in the building through listening sessions, live performances and musical artist-in-residence programmes. During renovations, we organise music programmes at off-site locations and on the digital platform The Couch.
We are closed at the moment. When we are open again you are welcome for a drink and a bite, wine and dine at our restaurant. 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.
The building's industrial design and our experimental art programme bring ambience and meaning to every event.
Situated in a former munitions factory, Het HEM is a new home for contemporary culture.
As our building is undergoing renovations, we are organising a series of pop-up events over the course of 2023 in collaboration with a few of our favourite cultural organisations throughout Amsterdam. On Friday, April 14th, we are bringing back a project that is very special to us with a new edition of Sleep In: Slow Wave Phase; this time as part of the Minimal Music Festival in Muziekgebouw. A comfortable camp bed awaits you in the main concert hall, with an 8 hours lineup to guide you through the night, and breakfast ready for you at dawn.
Sleep In: Slow Wave Phase is inspired on the Sleep Concerts first organised by Berkeley researcher, Robert Rich. The idea of sleeping in a space together in combination with the music and auditive guidance gives a new dimension to our understanding of what sleep can be. When we spend time with other people our brains are more active and our senses are more alert – even in different states of consciousness like when we’re sleeping and dreaming.
Museum of No Art
The constant auditory stimulus is not necessarily only soothing. Maya Shenfeld, trained as a guitarist and composer, creates versatile electroacoustic installations and performances, described as both evocative and intimate. As a DJ and promotor connected to Golden Pudel, Nina is an important figure in the Hamburg scene. Pieter Jansen is a familiar face in the Amsterdam night scene; as a DJ, he likes to explore the more adventurous edges. The same goes for no service, who, besides his role as DJ, is also the organiser and initiator of this Sleep In: Slow Wave Phase. Like Nina, Museum of No Art (Mona Steinwidder) is from Hamburg; the visual artist and musician creates dreamy soundscapes with her voice, clarinet and electronics.
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