The carbon war room
Raquel Maulwurf (Madrid, 1975) developed the installation 'The Carbon War Room’ especially for the Gemeentemuseum. It arose from the desire to physically create the depth that is evoked in her charcoal drawings in three-dimensions. By working with a very large format and creating wall drawings that cover several walls, she previously captured the feeling of ‘walking into a drawing’. This third dimension was also added literally from the moment she began scratching the museum board she uses for her drawings with a box cutter. The installation in the museum’s Projects Gallery enables Maulwurf to take the final step.
Maulwurf’s solo exhibition will be accompanied by a publication entitled Dark days Bright nights. As well as reproductions of the works in the exhibition and other items drawn from her extensive oeuvre over the last ten years, it will contain essays by Benno Tempel, Director of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, and Jeroen Dijkstra of the Livingstone Gallery. Published by Hannibal, 160 pages, €35.