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
In a world full of visual stimuli, Maaike Schoorel (1973, the Netherlands) ensures peace with her minimal, almost white paintings. With the help of photo- graphs she places very light sketches of everyday objects and landscapes on the canvas. Her subtle work refers to classical painting, but through the use of family albums and snapshots, it also becomes a very personal reflection on the world around her. Schoorel's paintings introduce a classical philosophical question: to what extent do humans, when they mimic their environment, become the creator and/or ruler of nature? Schoorel's works are abstractions of images of natural landscapes. She paints photographs but abstracts the image in such a way that it becomes an almost colourless image. The longer you look at the image, the more dynamic it becomes.