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
The optical illusion that the painting Introspective offers us is made up of a repetition of rectangles, each with a minor adjustment. The razor-sharp, geometric painting routine seduces our imagination almost immediately to the search for visual perspective and the sensation of space.
Daniel Mullen (1985, Scotland) is fascinated by the concept of emptiness. In Western cultural philosophy, emptiness is often seen as insignificance. It is based on the absence of something. The Eastern perspective, on the other hand, often sees emptiness as an antechamber, a barrel that is still being filled, a fruit from which something can be born. The raw linen on which Mullen starts making his paintings is such a vessel of potential. Something is already present here and the painter fills it in further.
Courtesy of Marian Cramer projects