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
A robot is chained up in a room. His ferocious movements with almost animal intensity play on our emotions. We feel compassion for this 'beast' in his involuntary detention. An animal that so clearly longs for its 'natural' habitat. In an automated society, this is a contemporary image full of fertile contradictions about the relationship between man and robot.
In his sculptural installations, artist Bram Ellens (1978, the Netherlands) does not shun grand gestures. With their performative character and sense of drama, they emphatically draw attention to the human stories that lie at their origin. This also applies to the substantial work KR 470-2 PA.