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
The essence of Gabriel Lester’s (NL, 1972) practice is his use of the vocabulary of cinematography, resulting in films, sculptures, installations and performances. His artworks create a kind of scenography or set in which the spectator becomes a protagonist and plays a decisive role in the interpretation and completion of the work.
For CHAPTER 1NE, Lester designed an art installation that also serves as a training space for the participants of the Boxing Clinic. His installation plays with the duplication of one of the principle elements of Het HEM’s architecture – the rows of pillars – creating a pillar forest, so to speak. The pillars become a rhythmic addition to the space, a physical translation of a drum solo with fast and slow frequencies, heavy and light beats, continuous sight lines and, every now and then, a moment of rest in the form of a clearing. From Thursday to Sunday, the rhythms of Lester’s installation will be amplified by the training routines of the Boxing Clinic participants.
Guillaume: ‘This installation translates what the Boxing Clinic is essentially all about. It’s not only about the goal, but also about the process of getting there. The installation itself is a kind of obstacle course or labyrinth.’