Open March 2022
Art is our first language. Throughout the year, Het HEM presents a range of temporary art programmes as well as more permanent art installations.
Simon(e) van Saarloos
“We must bring about the end of the world as we know it.”
There is always music to listen to at Het HEM, with programmes focused on experimental ways to create, present and experience music in the building through listening sessions, live shows, and musical artis-in-residence initiatives.
Come by for a drink and a bite, wine and dine at our restaurant, or settle down on our sunny terrace on the Costa del Zaano.
Het HEM loves books. During your visit, come lose yourself in the library's rich selection or discover new favourites in the SANZ Shop.
Situated in a former munitions factory, Het HEM is a new home for contemporary culture.
The building's industrial design and our experimental art programme bring ambience and meaning to every event.
UNMUTED shows the work of the graphic designers from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).
The Bachelor Graphic Design and the Master Non Linear Narrative departments of the KABK consist of inquisitive designers who are aware of our current times. They are familiar with both traditional and new media. These designers want to play a meaningful role in society and in the ever-expanding field of activity of the creative sector.
In the HEM, they will show their groundbreaking, most current and urgent work as a reflection on today's dizzying world.
Art education in 2020-2021 At the beginning of March 2020, all art academies faced the trials and tribulations of online teaching and digital final exams. UNMUTED responds to the desire of creators to show their work to the world. The creators now step out of the digital habitat, show their work and talk about it in a radio show in Het HEM. UNMUTED offers space to all members of the international and diverse community.
Organisation UNMUTED is an initiative of the department of Bachelor Graphic Design of the Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten (KABK)
Participants: Abel van As, Agnar Freyr Stefánssonn, Alexandra Superson, Alice Vink, Aliona Ciobanu, Amber de Ronde, Amber Meekel, Balázs Milánik, Camila Chebez, Camilla Kövecses, Charlotte van Alfen, Dans Jirgensons, Dawun Chung, Emir Karyo + Jan Wojda, Hilal Mutluel, Hyeonjeong, Jack Oomes, Jacky, Jannie Guo, Jenny Konrad, Julia Olijkan, Katerina Pravdova, Kelly Martijn, Lara Dautun + Basia Strzeżek + Samuel Salminen, Loïs van Spijk, Louis Braddock Clarke + Roosje Klap + Zuzanna Zgierska, Lucas M Franco, Lulu van Dijck, Luna van Schadewijk, María Rivero Gonzalez Martin Lorenz + Lupi Asensio + Julien Arts, Matas Buckus, Niam Madlani, Niels Otterman, Petra Ereos, Renata Sidorenko, Ro Antia, Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen, Robin Wielink, Rocío Amapola, Simonida Savic, Sofia Nikolaeva, Sonya Umanskaia, Stefaniia Bodnia, Trang Quynh Le, Waleed Al-Ward, Yara Fransen, Yeeun Kim