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.
During this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event we hosted the panel talk: 'Rave culture as breeding ground for multidisciplinary creative expression' with Bogomir Doringer, Alyson Sillon and Vinca Petersen. Lead by sound practitioner and educator Femke Dekker, the artists spoke about the influence of rave culture on their work
Femke Dekker has been an active member of Amsterdam’s cultural scene - whether you experience her musical activities or those relating to her contemporary arts practice, curiosity is a key aspect gracing Femke Dekker. As sound practicioner Loma Doom, her signature style revolves around electronic experimentalism, both for mind and movement, seeking the outliers, one that avoids linearity, towards a space where intuition and understanding meet. Using radio and archives as her main media, her current focus is on various notions of listening and how listening is actually a call to action.
Alyson Sillon is a young and exceptional artist who explores the contemporary world of techno, confronting its Black and queer origins through immersive installations that bring together hybrid symbolic language, performance, and multisensory interventions. Her symbolic language refers to Egyptian mythology and hieroglyphics to create a contemporary mythology that affirms the Black origins of techno music. Sillon’s rites not only choreograph a cycle of individual transformation; they expose techno as a mode of communal alignment and resistance.
Bogomir Doringer is an artist, researcher, curator and guest lecturer at universities internationally and Head of Education and Research at the NXT Museum. He is currently doing an Artistic Research PhD at the University of Applied Arts Vienna with an ongoing research project "I Dance Alone" that observes clubbing from a birds-eye-view as a reflection of and reaction to social and political change.
Vinca Petersen is a photographer, installation, multimedia, and performance artist who works in the area of social practice. Her work is inseparable from her life: it is a lifelong project that is born both of a need to make a way of life public, and a commitment to a set of ethical ideals about how we should, and could, relate to each other. Petersen has published several photo books that have secured her international attention:
No System, Future Fantasy, Deuce and a Quarter.