Early 2015, the prison doors of the former prison at Wolvenplein opened to the public for the first time. For the second edition of UtrechtDownUnder we were locked up in jail!
Over 8000 people visited the art exhibition in cells, adjoining rooms, the chapel and the courtyard. Under the theme ‘Under Control’, the public could visit this Rijksmonument, a cellular prison from 1853, for a month.
Artists were called to respond to the subject under review. Around the exhibition was an extensive edge program with theater, lectures and guided tours presented to the public.
Participating artists; Akycha Tegelaar, André Groothuizen, André Pillage, Bert Brouwer, Boris Steiner, Carien Vugts, Choi Wong, Clara van Pouderoijen, Daan Fikkert, Daan Lievense, Danny Foolen, Django Agterberg, Edwin Stolk, Elaine Vis, Emmy Beenken, Erik Bosma, Fleur Wiersma, Heike Wahner, Iris van Peppen, Jan Willem Deiman, Jaya Pelupessy, Johan Rijpma, Joyce Overheul, Joyce Vlaming, Kim van Erven, Lenneke van der Goot, Marcel Brosens, Marisa Rappard, Michiel Ragnar Nonnekes, Milou Abel, Natalia Ossef, Ronald Nijhof, Rudie van den Berg, Thomas Kuijpers, Tom Kok en Zeno van den Broek. Winnaars Boellaardprijs; Couzijn van Leeuwen, Frank Halmans, Ienke Kastelein, Robbie Cornelissen en Tanja Smeets.
Curator: Peke Hofman