Raquel Maulwurf

KunstRAI | Amsterdam

KunstRAI Amsterdam 4 June - 9 June 2014
Livingstone gallery
Booth 48

KunstRAI_2014

RAW Art Fair | Livingstone gallery | Rotterdam

RAW ART FAIR 5 - 9 February
Cruise Terminal Rotterdam
Livingstone gallery @ RAW ART FAIR

Birgit Verwer RAW Art Fair 2014

RAW Art Fair Birgit Verwer


Maulwurf & Verwer @ Spaarne 14

Maulwurf & Verwer @ Spaarne 14
Special presentation by Pieter and Marieke Sanders & Livingstone gallery:
Raquel Maulwurf (drawings) and Birgit Verwer (installations)
Pop-up gallery next to the Teylers Museum in Haarlem
20 - 29 January 2012


Raquel Maulwurf
Raquel Maulwurf, U Boot II, 2009
152 x 217 cm

Birgit Verwer 2012
The lovers are all asleep, 2012
282 x 60 x 170 cm


Maulwurf & Verwer @ Spaarne 14
Special presentation by Pieter and Marieke Sanders & Livingstone gallery:
Raquel Maulwurf (drawings) and Birgit Verwer (installations)
Pop-up gallery next to the Teylers Museum in Haarlem
20 - 29 January 2012

Open from 13.00 - 17.00 hours:
Friday 20 January
Saturday 21 January
Sunday 22 January
Thursday 26 January
Friday 27 January
Saturday 28 January
Sunday 29 January
and by appointment: Livingstone gallery 070- 3609428
Spaarne 14
2011 CH Haarlem

On the occasion of the exhibition ’Met andere ogen’ from 20 January until 20 May 2012 at the Teylers Museum in Haarlem
Collection of drawings | Collection Pieter and Marieke Sanders
Contains works of artists such as Marcel van Eeden, Raquel Maulwurf, Marc Mulders a.o.
Teylers Museum
Spaarne 16
2011 CH Haarlem












GOING NUCLEAR | Sebastian Brandl | Cologne | Germany


Maulwurf Verwer_Brandl 2011
GOING NUCLEAR
Raquel Maulwurf (drawings), Birgit Verwer (installations)

Opening exhibition Friday 8 April 2011 at 19:00 Hrs
Exhibition 9 April - 28 May 2011
Special opening hours Wednesday 13 April 2011, 18:00 - 21:00 Hrs

Sebastian Brandl

Brüsseler Str. 4
50674 Cologne
Germany
T +49 (0)221.222 99 793
F +49 (0)221.222 99 792
M +49 (0)178.925 2198
www.sebastianbrandl.com

Opening hours:
Tu-Fr 13-18 Hrs
Sa 12-16 Hrs
and by appointment


Keulen 2011-14

Raquel Maulwurf / Birgit Verwer
GOING NUCLEAR


Under the highly topical appearing title ’Going Nuclear’ the exhibition brings together works by two young artists living in the Netherlands. But the focus of the exhibition is not the still fragile situation of the damaged nuclear power plant in Japan, although, of course, it is nowadays nearly impossible to ignore this fact in light of this. In this synopsis, that had been arranged way beforehand of this worst-case scenario, the focus concentrates rather on fundamental thoughts about the Condition Humaine. Achievements of the supposedly progressive civilizing process, be it a blessing or a curse, are provided in a creative and joyful way.

Raquel Maulwurf, who lives now in Amsterdam was born in 1975 in Madrid and finished her studies 1997 in Arnhem. With seductively beautiful, monumental charcoal drawings, the artist captures the bright light, that spotlights at times our dance on a volcano, on large museum board. The references made in these images are all too familiar: war zones, debris fields, anti-aircraft fire and hails of bombs on large cities are vivid scenarios of the human destruction. There are those ’lightning incidents’, to refer here to a concept of the philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, in which the world loses its colour. Obviously, it results from an incessant urge of man to destroy itself, his species and its environment.

With her black and white series on various topics Maulwurf transforms her way of world exploration towards a self-questioning. The manically drawing process goes however hand in hand with the exploration of her own destructive potentiality. Hence in this artistic act the white cardboard base mutates - taken to extreme - into a battlefield. A clear statement is, contrary to the general expectation, therefore, initially not given. For the current exhibition Raquel Maulwurf selected works from the series ’Going Nuclear’ which she started in 2008 and which show the well-known eerily beautiful, but above all nightmarish images of nuclear tests at various places in the world. With the Mururoa and Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, or Semipalatinsk in today’s Kazakhstan extinguished places are designated, which can no longer be visited by man much less inhabited. Only the traditional pictures tell more of their presence.

Also
Birgit Verwer, born in 1972 and living in The Hague, puts the question of what the human mind is capable of in the centre of her artistic work. In her sculptural collages fragments of reality are represented, appropriated, incorporated, invented, manipulated and distorted. Here, the medium is less important than the urgency of the matter. This is to emphasize that we should revise the use of our symbols, values and models in a self-contained, critical and creative way linked with the invitation for an open dialogue about our world and about us. Knowledge, power and subjectivity of man are to be debated.

The logic of the systems and the universal context of delusion should be confronted in a pointed way and space for open human interaction should be claimed. For the gallery space in Cologne Birgit Verwer created another version of her ticket counters. A collage of disposed pieces of furniture, in which two stuffed foxes, representing the two souls in our hearts, offer tickets for misplaced priorities. The fact that we humans cannot live without illusions and therefore willingly content ourselves with simulacra is testified by another installation (
Three Two One, 2011) which represents an automobile, such as children piece together with utensils of the home furnishings. In this kind of vehicle they make long journeys to the most remote corners of the world without getting anywhere. Obviously there is always a margin between form, an essence and a reality to correspond. Error and truth can just not be completely separated from each other.

So, how far could we enter into an age and understanding of the world, doing without myths, ideologies and illusions, and consequently without general truths that are relevant to us? Raquel Maulwurf and Birgit Verwer do not avoid those particular questions. The common characteristic of the two artists is the formal and sovereign way of articulating of their commitment, which at the same time means a radical rejection of the belief in progress and
its affirmative ideology.


Harald Uhr






PULSE Contemporary Art Fair New York | USA


PULSE New York 3 - 6 March 2011 PULSEwebsite2011

PULSE-2011
What are you waiting for @ PULSE New York 2011




Thanks to Stroom, The Hague

Rock, Paper, Scissors | Livingstone Gallery | The Hague


Invitation group show Rock, Paper, Scissors
Livingstone Gallery, The Hague




NL70 nr 18 jaargang 5 NL agenda Den Haag 1 September - 14 September 2010