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.
The HEM has invited visual artist Levi van Veluw (Hoevelaken, 1985) to place a semi-permanent installation in the Living Room, the social heart of the building. Sanctum is a deep blue chapel that appears to float in between two floors. The work invites for contemplation while examining what the architecture of the ‘spiritual’ consists of.
Why do we assign value to objects, to the tangible, within the immaterial realm of faith?What is the basis of our devotion to altars, relics and icons?
In the colossal space of Het HEM Sanctum tests the boundary between an artistic and a spiritual experience.
Sanctum, is based on Van Veluw's long-term research into the tension between faith and the tangible. Previous installations that have emerged from this are Sanctum at Tenuta Dello Scompiglio, Vorno, Italy; Beyond Matter at Ron Mandos gallery, Amsterdam, and The Chapel at Rijksmuseum Twente.
Sanctum is kindly supported by Mondriaan Fonds and Outset.