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.
ABUNDANCE NEVER ENDS
On Saturday 30 October we close Chapter 4OUR with music and performances, in the middle of the exhibition. Come and listen, dance and meet us!
We start the evening with a ceremonial performance by OTION (Guillermo Armand Blinker). Het HEM's artist-in-residence OTION is a multidisciplinary performer who organically mixes his live performances with spoken word and dance to afro/neo-soul inspired dreamlike vocal soundscapes.
Artist Carly Rose Bedford - found in Het HEM as a pink glitter dune and a car wreck - shares a performance in which the boundary between object and body disappears.
DJ Jasmine Perez, known from The Circus Side Show, sets the tone for an abundant celebration. Multidisciplinary lesbian duo LIONSTORM performs, and DJ Sky Deep closes the show. Sky is a DJ, educator, guitarist (with Peaches) and porn filmmaker. The Amsterdam Queer Skateclub dances and rolls through the space, on Het HEM's 9000 square metres concrete floor.
Artist-in-Resident Kevin Gotkin hosts a REMOTE ACCESS x Abundance party that takes place online, anywhere in the world, but at least between New York City, Zaandam and Istanbul. Gotkin is known for their GlitchRealm party - accessible online gathering way before Covid Zoom parties were 'discovered'. DJ Q-Bra plays at this All Access party from bed in Istanbul.
In the Dynamic Range, Jerrausama plays living room tunes.
With this Closing Party, we also conclude the programme of Het HEM. We will go into physical hibernation until March next year but will remain active online. Sunday 31 October will be the last day to come and see the exhibition of Chapter 4OUR.
We welcome all audiences to experience work made across all mediums. All spaces on the ground floor are accessible with a wheelchair and the exhibition on the top floor is accessible via an elevator.
The elevator is suitable for wheelchairs, walkers and mobility scooters and can be used by asking an employee at the reception. There are also staff members at the entrance available to assist visitors that require special assistance.
If you would like to book one of our mediators before your visit or if you have any questions about accessibility at Het HEM, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org