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
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 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.
Harvest on Demand-compilation (2022)
Harvest on Demand-compilation, 2022
In China, social media use in the countryside has expanded enormously in recent years, and as a result, the distance between the city and the countryside is becoming increasingly smaller. During the lockdown period, a particular phenomenon emerged: influencers started to market agricultural products via ‘harvest on demand’; through their screens, consumers point out the pineapple they wish to have in the field themselves, after which it is delivered to their homes. The TikTok compilation video shows the intensity of this recent phenomenon. After the supermarket, depicted
in Christian Jankowski’s video, the online marketplace with home delivery removes us one step further from the ‘hunter and gatherer’ existence. We no longer need to leave our homes to find food. At the same time, this phenomenon also brings us one step closer to the work of agriculture, the passing of the seasons and the size of the harvest, albeit as passive spectators. Will this real-time experience result in us becoming more aware of the rhythm of nature? Or will it lead us to impose our rhythm and obsession with profit maximisation on nature to an even greater extent?