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
Aria Dean (U.S., 1993) is a visual artist, curator and journalist from Los Angeles. Through both her analytical texts and her artworks, she investigates the structures that determine the meaning and perception of ‘blackness’. In the black community in the United States, ‘being collective’ goes beyond collective consciousness, she writes in her influential essay Poor Meme, Rich Meme. ‘Most – if not all – black Americans are familiar with the feeling. It is your parents telling you to behave in public, not just for the sake of the family’s image but implicitly because you represent the whole race.’
The soundless film But as One Doesn’t Know … shows a compilation of American hip-hop music videos with a specific focus on the dancing masses of people, a widely used motif in hip-hop videos. While on the one hand this type of group dynamics can represent a form of brotherhood and support, it also has a different effect: according to Dean, the individual actions of African-American’s are always perceived through the lens of the stigma associated with the group.
Edson: ‘It’s not only rappers in those videos, but also an uncle, a cousin and a brother. Everyone’s part of that community. It’s not about the individual; with a team you can take things to the next level. That’s super inspiring.’
Guillaume: ‘It’s an image that’s often stigmatised, but for us it’s really something very positive.’