open Fri–Sun, 12–24h
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.
With Seada Nourhussen, you don't start a conversation about the sense (and nonsense) of polyphony. Seada, editor-in-chief of OneWorld Magazine for 3 years now and recently co-owner of it, no longer has the time and patience for advocating polyphony. No, Seada just does it. And that's what we're going to talk about: achieving and facilitating polyphony in the daily ins and outs of a Dutch magazine with an international orientation. What will it cost (in terms of position and status in the Dutch media landscape), and what may it cost? What are the challenges and opportunities, e.g., language, time, attention, impact, and alliances?
Olave Talks is a series of free-form conversations with critical thinkers, doers, artists, researchers, and activists. Olave Talks is an invitation to witness the potential of vulnerable conversations as a tool of knowledge production and knowledge sharing.