Het HEM is currently closed in preperation for renovations and will reopen in fall 2024.
In the meanwhile, you’ll find our programming on several off-site locations and on The Couch.
Our event spaces are available for rent until October 2023.
Art is our first language. Even while we are closed for renovations, our programming continues. You will find our art programmes at off-site locations throughout the year and on the digital platform The Couch. The permanent installations in Het HEM will remain open to the public after the renovation.
Our music programme focuses on experimental ways of making, presenting and experiencing sound in the building through listening sessions, live performances and musical artist-in-residence programmes. During renovations, we organise music programmes at off-site locations and on the digital platform The Couch.
We are closed at the moment. When we are open again you are welcome for a drink and a bite, wine and dine at our restaurant. With good wether we suggest you 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.
The building's industrial design and our experimental art programme bring ambience and meaning to every event.
Situated in a former munitions factory, Het HEM is a new home for contemporary culture.
Before Wisdom X OCULUS is a live music performance and exhibition by Pink Oculus enriched by an audiovisual installation developed by audiovisual artist Boris Acket, spatial artist Dennis Vanderbroeck and researcher Vincent van Velsen.
The starting point for the development of OCULUS is the new music by singer and performer Pink Oculus and (substantive and artistic) research by Vincent van Velsen into Afrofuturism, which has many interfaces with the music and performances of Pink Oculus.
In 'Before Wisdom', eyes are slowly opened to a future, new reality: one of strength, beauty and empowerment. It is Esperanza's personal experiences that further resonate on social issues such as black and female empowerment, which form the basis for the collaboration with Dennis Vanderbroeck, Vincent van Velsen and Boris Acket and which is taken as the starting point for the scenography 'OCULUS'.