Friday and Saturday 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.
May 7 – 25
Come by for a drink and a bite, wine and dine at one of our restaurants Zanini, Bois or get a sandwich at Bakery Solinger,. 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.
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.
In the context of Chapter 5IVE, artist Suzanne Bernhardt opens a temporary and educational ice cream stand on Saturday 20 August from 16:00 to 17:30. Titled A miller’s toll: sweetgrass and bitter malts (2022), Suzanne guides you through a narrative of taste and smell of local grain culture. She will let you taste three ice-cream flavours based on the extended tastes of the van Tienhovenmolen mill in Limburg, where she started as a miller in training during her residency at the Jan van Eyck Academy inn Maastricht. The talk and tasting help us to better understand what it means to grow, to transform, and to embrace cycles nourished by the seasons. Ice cream is limited, so be sure to be there on time!
About Suzanne Bernhardt:
The multi-disciplinary practice of Suzanne Bernhardt always originates from a specific location. Fieldwork, material experiments and immaterial memories from people form the fundamental basis for this collaborative work. Suzanne uses trace as an act and as an artefact to translate the moving, the inquiry, the path into the solid, and the residue. These residues become the speculative players of performances, food events, workshops, film, and settle into everyday life.