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.
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With his idiosyncratic signature style, for over fifteen years Piet Parra (NL, 1976) has been a defining figure in Amsterdam’s youth scene and beyond. We see his absurd illustrations with swirling letters and striking figures – such as a woman with a beak for a nose and a human figure with a tomato head – in cheerful colours on clothing, in graphic design and paintings, as well as on rooftops and in the city’s parks. Parra has grown internationally, becoming a recognised logo of Amsterdam.
For the Amsterdam hip-hop festival Appelsap, Parra made the monumental statue Anxiety Rabbit Part Two, which was donated to the city of Amsterdam by the festival organisers, and now has its home in the Flevopark. For the occasion of this opening exhibition, the work takes up residence at Het HEM until 4 August.
Guillaume: ‘We grew up together, we share a history, brotherhood. To witness someone spread his wings like that is so cool.’
Edson: ‘He also made the Patta logo. He’s a true all-rounder. He used to be DJ Skelter and is a really good skater and biker too. But he’s also a bit of a loner actually. Having him on your team, he’s one hundred thousand percent gold.’