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Verbeeld Verleden, Antwerp

2007

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  • The solo exhibition ‘Verbeeld verleden’ (Portrayed Past) was together with ‘Het Interessante Volk’ the last exhibition in the Volkskundemuseum (Museum of Regional Ethnology) Antwerp before the museum closed his doors. March 31 - August 19, 2007
    The collection moved to the new museum MAS. In 2007 the Antwerp Museum of Regional Ethnology celebrated its 100th anniversary. How do museums make their visitors experience the past? Karin Borghouts visited many museums of regional ethnology and tried to photograph the way in which everyday sceneries are (re)constructed. The pictures not only show exhibited elements but mainly try to catch the vision of ‘showing’. Some of them refer to old ways of pictorial fixation that was used in paintings, old photographs and theatre scenery. What is a picture without story telling us? Can we trust a picture? In any case, these photographs invite you to observe very attentively and to think about the position of photography as well as the position of a museum. 24 of Borghouts’ photographs are published in the book “De poppen aan het dansen” (“The puppets are dancing”).
    Commissioned assignment of MAS|Volkskundemuseum Antwerpen (Antwerp, Belgium). Collection MAS Antwerp (BE). Large format analogue camera, C-prints pasted on Dibond, various formats.

  • Exhibitionview PARIS IMPASSE by Karin Borghouts, Musée de la photographie, Charleroi, Belgium

    2022

    Paris Impasse

    June 4 - September 18, 2022Musée de la photographie Charleroi, Belgium Paris has about 600 impasses, cités, villas and squares:…

  • Exhibitionview Vincent was here - Karin Borghouts in Terra Nova, Citadel Namur, Belgium

    2021-2022

    Vincent was here - Citadelle de Namur

    With almost 40 large photos, this was the largest Vincent was here exhibition to date. December, 17 2021 - March,…

  • Exhibitionview Behind Bars Antwerp, 2021

    2021

    Het huis - The House

    THE HOUSE / HET HUISKarin BorghoutsBEHIND BARS - art space -Otto Veniusstraat 18 (inbetween Leysstraat and Meir) - 2000 Antwerp…

  • Affiche Van Gogh Huis

    2020

    Vincent was here - Van GoghHuis Zundert

    A new exhibition ‘Vincent was here’ is on view in Vincent van Goghs birth place Zundert, close to the Belgian…