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.
What is important now is to recover our sensesSusan Sontag
Everything #1, #2, #42, #54, #71, 2002/2003
Pictures for Rome #12, #13, #17, 1999
Chapter 3HREE combines images from two different series. The works in the series Everything (2002–2003) stem from Hernandez's exploration of the Los Angeles river and the 'storm drain' tunnels that lead to it, an underground infrastructure that not only regulates the city's water management, but also serves as a home for many homeless people. The photographs from the series Pictures for Rome (1998–1999) explore in a similar way the often-unknown architectural infrastructure that can be found under and behind the facades of various large cities. These enclosed vistas of Hernandez are reminiscent of the underground tunnels of Het HEM itself.
The varied oeuvre of Anthony Hernandez (1947, United States) consists of black and white portraits, street photography and abstract colour photographs of his surroundings. His style of photographing is distinguished by a slow form of looking and in-depth research into his subjects, creating attention for elements that would otherwise go unnoticed in the busy urban conditions.