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 2024.
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.
'An Educational Album is a compilation of holistic dirty dancing. It is a space where references mix and match and spacetime meets the void. It is also a place of sharing is caring_ And if you don’t know now you know. So, let’s get meta-physical. Dive deep inside every-body. And get back into the groove.’
Natasha Papadopoulou and Yiannis Loukos perform their live show (concert) based on the ‘An Educational Album’.
An Educational Album is the first attempt by Natasha Papadopoulou and Yiannis Loukos to write songs in a traditional manner. An experiment to merge the disparate disciplines of pop music and holistic sciences. To infuse the dance floor with pedagogy and somatic knowledge. A back to the future of anatomical songs that Laurie Anderson never wrote, vitamin raps Neneh Chery should have sang and Lena Platonos almost did.
Natasha Papadopoulou lives and works in Amsterdam. She creates performances in many mediums and designs custom regimes for disciplined bodies and contorted minds. Her installations ask for participation and her artworks invite viewers to feel them in their own skin. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions, including Komplot, Brussels; Framer Framed, Amsterdam; Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga; PuntWG, Amsterdam; Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam; EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham; De Appel, Amsterdam; Buenos Tiempos, Int., Brussels; Kunsthalle Athena, Athens; 7th and 5th Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki; MOMus – Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.
Yiannis Loukos lives and works in Berlin. He is a contemporary composer and classical pianist. He has a background in film scoring, advertising, choir conducting and sound installation. His practice is about a combination of natural and synthesised sounds. His music pieces have been featured in Hotel Costes, Paris; The National Concert Hall, Thessaloniki; National Greek radio, Athens; HAU, Berlin; Darmstadt Festival for new music, Germany; Impuls Festival, Austria; Ogilvy advertising agency, Hong Kong; Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki; Z K/U, Berlin.
In the past, Natasha and Yiannis have created Miss Saturation (2014-2018) an automatic writing and free improvisation band. Miss Saturation would invite musicians to inspire her in a manner similar to Greek Rhapsodies. Where the narrator is guided by the muse of music to recite epic tales. Yiannis, Natasha and guest musicians would go on stage and create performances live, in the moment always anew, always unrepeatable.
Performers: Drums: Vasilis Sukos Guitar: Johnny Biner Bass: Richard Nacinelli Back Vocals: Beatriz Madruga, Sara Campos Sound Engineer: Alexandros Papamarkou
The project is made possible with the support of Mondriaan Fonds.