8th Seminar in Global Art History and Heritage: Berber Meindertsma
Het HEM: a new arts organisation on a contested cultural heritage site
Located in a former bullet factory on the once secret munition production and testing site het Hembrugterrein, in June 2019, Het HEM opened its doors as a new home for contemporary culture. University College Utrecht alumna Berber Meindertsma discusses how the history of Het HEM’s location relates to its identity. Located in a former bullet factory on the once secret munition production and testing site het Hembrugterrein, Het HEM is transforming the building into a space for artists and audiences to experiment in making and experiencing art and reflecting on society in local and global contexts.
UCU alumna Berber Meindertsma will discuss these questions in relation to Het HEM, her previous role at the Serpentine Galleries in London, her MA in Art & Politics at Goldsmiths University of London, and the CHIP programme. Her curiosity about the role of the arts in society has allowed her to explore various questions facing the contemporary art world today. Berber will share some of her findings about working directly with artists, curators, directors and collectors, and answer any questions you may have about working in the art world.