Het HEM is reopening Chapter 3HREE Maarten Spruyt from June 27th on. The exhibition can be visited on the last weekend of June, all weekends in July and the first weekend in August on Saturday and Sunday from 1pm until 8pm.
Thanks to the generous donations made to our ‘Shoot Us With Love!’ crowd funding campaign we can re-open our doors to Chapter 3HREE Maarten Spruyt to the public. Most of the exhibited artists have been so charitable to leave their works for a period longer. Unfortunatelly th works from Ivana Basic and Cyprien Guillard are no longer exhibited here. It is necessary to make a time slot reservation for Chapter 3HREE via our ticket page.
If we succeed in finding sufficient structural support, we will resume our own programme in 2021 and return in March with Chapter 4OUR and 5IVE, in collaboration with Simon(e) van Saarloos and Rem Koolhaas / Samir Bantal respectively.
Het HEM is a home for contemporary culture, situated in a former munitions factory on the Hembrug site in Zaandam.
Cultural development programme
Mini museum for two people
These events are related to Chapter 1NE only. For complete program of events at Het HEM, visit Calendar.
Can’t be greedy… You gotta take some, and leave someJames Brown
Adrian Piper (U.S., 1948) is a conceptual artist of the first generation. She is also a philosopher and taught for many years at various universities including Harvard and Stanford. From the late 1960s onwards, she developed performances expressing her critique on minimalism and the conceptual art movement, in which the body was presented as a universal model and gender and skin colour were neglected. According to Piper, the body is always interpreted through a cultural lens. With her work – which sometimes takes a participatory form – she often asks her audience to directly draw such analyses, and challenge existing social structures.
A good example of this are the Funk Lessons she organised between 1982 and 1984. Funk is a language of collective self-expression originating from African tribal music and dance, which gained enormous popularity among the black population in the United States in the 1960s and 70s. For a long time however, it remained largely inaccessible to the white population. This was partly due to the strict social etiquette and performance-oriented nature of dance within white culture. During her Funk Lessons, Piper introduces a predominantly white audience to the social and transcendental aspects of funk.
Guillaume: ‘This is a brilliant artist, a highlight of the show. What’s great is that she literally puts you in our shoes. As a black person you’re often misunderstood, in some respects this is comparable to the uncomfortable feeling you might have on hearing music you don’t understand or know how to move to. She closely connects these things in an incredibly simple way.’