Hortus Ludi is a project for Marres, Maastricht. City Oasis is part 2 of this project, and was realised later in the same year. Hortus Ludi explores 'Preparations' as an exhibition typology, with works, talks and presentations of Lara Almarcegui, Jason Coburn, Clanitica, Anita DiBianco & Mira Bernabeu, Annika Eriksson, Felice Hapetzeder, Sabine Hornig, Aletta de Jong, Jeroen Jongeleen & Erosie, Jan Kopp, Rudy Luyters, Arnold Mosselman, Claudia & Julia Muller, Cesare Pietroiusti, Frans Postma, Amelie Rydqvist, Hinrich Sachs, Chris Wilcha, Dolores Zinny & Juan Maidagan, Matts Leiderstam.
Hortus Ludi as a metaphor the artists studio as a laboratory and testing ground. Game / play as a spectacle and activity is one of the starting points of the hortus ludi. Nothing stands by itself; everything is related to historical,social, psychological and cultural circumstances and situations.