Exhibition

Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison

4 Sep 2016 – 4 Dec 2016

Event times

Wednesday – Thursday 11:00 – 19:00
Friday – Saturday 11:00 – 20:00
Sundays 11:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

£9 adults, £7 concessions, £2 children under 18. Further group concessions available.

HM Prison Reading

Reading
England, United Kingdom

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For the first time in its history, Reading Prison will open to the public for a major new project by Artangel.

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Leading artists, performers and writers respond to the work of the prison's most famous inmate Oscar Wilde, the architecture of the prison and themes of imprisonment and separation. 

Reading Prison, formerly known as Reading Gaol, opened in 1844 and was a working prison until 2013. Oscar Wilde was incarcerated there between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. Wilde’s imprisonment led to his last great works: De Profundis, an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas written by Wilde in his prison cell, and The Ballad of Reading Gaol, composed after his release.

Ai Weiwei, Neil Bartlett, Marlene Dumas, Ralph Fiennes, Robert Gober, 
Kathryn Hunter, Maxine Peake, Steve McQueen, Doris Salcedo, Lemn Sissay, 
Gillian Slovo, Patti Smith, Wolfgang Tillmans, Colm Tóibín, 
Ben Whishaw, Jeanette Winterson.

 

Exhibiting artists

Wolfgang Tillmans

Ralph Fiennes

Colm Toibin

Maxine Peake

Neil Bartlett

Marlene Dumas

Doris Salcedo

Gillian Slovo

Steve McQueen

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

Lemn Sissay

Patti Smith

Jeanette Winterson

Robert Gober

Robert Gober

Kathryn Hunter

Ben Whishaw

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