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
At Het HEM, Dolron shows the recent video work Uncertain (TX) in which she seems to employ a similar dreamy atmosphere and colour composition. The viewer's eye slowly moves over a swamp of secular cypresses dressed in Spanish moss. At the surface of the water a weed floats, spread by humans it multiplies at a rapid rate and slowly causes the local ecosystem to decease due to a lack of oxygen. The sequence of images and the suffocating sound of the film accentuate the gradual decline of the forest. With her fluid camera work, Uncertain (TX) depicts on the one hand a romantic desire to merge into the wilderness, and at the same time the fatal outcome of human interference in a natural equilibrium.
Artist Desiree Dolron (1963, the Netherlands) gained international fame with remarkable travel photographs and staged photography with a striking picturesque aura that seems to go back to the pictorialism of the previous century. Her work explores the passage of time, the relationship between transience and the transcendental as the basis of the human condition.