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 portrayed faces of photographer Menno Kok (NL, 1972) are simultaneously familiar and anonymous, flamboyant and timid. They give expression to an era and generation. They are self-aware in their fragility, self-assured in their adolescence. The photographs are presented in Het HEM’s toilets, a place where people are usually alone and noise fades to the background. In their absent presence they literally let silence fall.
Guillaume: ‘Menno’s an amazing portrait photographer. He works with these really distinct characters, which gives a certain direction to his practice. The more confident people feel about themselves, the better able they are to engage in a dialogue. That’s why it’s so important to know where you come from; that’s where you find the building blocks for the knowledge of self.’