Open March 2022
Art is our first language. Throughout the year, Het HEM presents a range of temporary art programmes as well as more permanent art installations.
Simon(e) van Saarloos
“We must bring about the end of the world as we know it.”
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 our restaurant, or 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.
During Chapter 3HREE AND A 1/2 where we do not work with a Guest but offer space to a variety of parties, we have chosen to ask Chris Belloni to curate films for our Couch during this period.
Chris Belloni is the founder of Stichting art.1 an independent, not-for-profit cultural organization, which hosts the International Queer & Migrant Film Festival (IQMF) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
IQMF celebrates diverse and inclusive cinema with a special focus on queer and migrant themes. The annual event includes art exhibitions, workshops, talks, as well as an international talent programme that provides training for filmmakers (IQMF Academy).
Chris Belloni is also the founder of Youth Artivists for Change which is a project that raises awareness on human rights / LGBTQ+ rights, as well as gender equality. Activities include queer film festivals, photo exhibitions, debate panels and the activation of safe art spaces.