This season's public program is over
Our event spaces are available for rent.
Art is our first language. Throughout the year, Het HEM presents a range of temporary art programmes as well as more permanent art installations.
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.
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.
With the opening of the exhibition DETAIL on Friday 21 October, we proudly present – and interweave – the artworks by Benjamin Francis, Gert Jan Kocken, Isa van Lier, Bonnie Ogilvie and Marisca Voskamp; five visual artists that have their practices at Het HEM since April 2022. You can visit DETAILS from Friday 21 October from 12:00. The official opening with the artists is at 19:00 on that Friday. Drop by for a drink. For that event click here. Over deze tentoonstelling
About the exhibition
In order to not lose ourselves in the bigger picture, we cling to the details.
From different backgrounds and art practices, one concept crystalizes and functions as a binding aspect. If you take a look at Benjamin Francis' idea about 'the actual (self)' ( translated from 'het eigenlijke'), Bonnie’s concepts about 'conscious and unconscious' corporeality, Voskamp's 'talking material', Isa's multiplicity of simplicity or how Gert Jan zooms in on big events – you will find that the details that they emphasize or maybe try to hide, start speaking for themselves in this exhibition.
The exhibition is contextualized by Rieke Vos