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The things that surround us say something about who we are. A house full of original utensils portrays the life of the painter Marten Melsen and his family.
Karin Borghouts also saw the yard of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp as a huge still life. This last newsletter of 2022 features Karin's photography books. Happy end-of-year!

Special edition 2 - A Painter's House, book + print ©Karin Borghouts

A Painter's House

The new photo book A Painter's House portrays the home of painter Marten Melsen (1870-1947). This Brussels-born artist decided to live among the farmers in Stabroek Belgium around 1900. After his death, his wife and later his unmarried daughters kept the house as it was. Their father's studio remained untouched. Their care makes this home one of the rare remaining original artists' homes in Belgium. The interiors, as some still know them from their (great) grandparents, inspired Karin Borghouts to take a series of atmospheric and detailed photographs.

Special edition 3 - A Painter's House, book + print ©Karin Borghouts

Photography book

A Painter's House
94 pages

Softcover, Swiss binding
24 x 30 cm
65 photographs by Karin Borghouts
Graphic design by Jean-Michel Meyers
Text by Jan Melsen, grandson of the painter Marten Melsen (NL, FR, ENG)
SNOECK publishers
35 euro

View and order your signed book or special edition here

Exhibition in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

Karin Borghouts followed the renovation and new construction of the KMSKA, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp from 2011. Her photos appeared in the press worldwide at the museum's opening. An overview in 26 large photographs can be seen until 3 September 2023 in the exhibition The Making Of, curated by KMSKA in cooperation with KAAN Architects.
Tickets KMSKA

The book KMSKA - THE FINEST MUSEUM contains some 150 photographs by Karin Borghouts. The collection book KMSKA - THE FINEST HUNDRED also contains a number of photos of the renovation and the halls.

A special edition (signed book + signed and numbered print) is available on just 36 copies (22 x 17 cm, 12 ex per photo, 230 euros).

Order your book or special edition at Hannibal Books (ENG, FR, NL)

Books, special editions, postcards, prints and much more are on sale in the KMSKA SHOP. This can be visited without a ticket at the KMSKA or online.

KMSKA © Karin Borghouts 2019, archival pigment print 100 x 125 cm.

Vincent was here

Karin Borghouts followed Vincent van Gogh's footsteps from Zundert, his birthplace, to Auvers-sur-Oise where he lost his life. She also photographed numerous reconstructions she made of his still lifes. This resulted in the photography book Vincent was here, published in 2019 by Ronny Van de Velde. Text in three languages by Xavier Canonne and Ron Dirven.
The last and largest exhibition took place this year at the Citadel of Namur. To be continued in 2023...

Basket of Potatoes (after Van Gogh) © Karin Borghouts - Series Vincent was here

Paris Impasse

Paris Impasse was on show at the Charleroi Museum of Photography this summer. A thick photography book featuring more of 200 dead-end streets in Paris in a design by Jean-Michel Meyers was nominated at Les Rencontres de la Photographie Arles. Published by Snoeck. The book is still on sale. The special edition is sold out.

Passage Hennel, series Paris Impasse © Karin Borghouts

The House

A haunting series of photographs by Karin Borghouts in which she depicted the burnt interiors and objects of her burnt parental home. A new book was published in 2021 after previous publications sold out. Some special editions book+print are available.

1. Pot - Special edition 32 x 38 cm (4 cm witte rand incl) book + print 195 euros

Surprise someone with a photo book or print under the Christmas tree

View and order your signed photobook by Karin Borghouts here:

No shipping costs from 60 euro for Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Germany and Luxemburg. You will receive your order normally within a week. It can also be sent with your wish directly to your family or friends. Special editions (book + print) for sale online. Framed art prints on request.

ZICHT is a monthly newsletter of Belgian artist photographer Karin Borghouts. She is working on her own projects and on commissioned assignments by museums, art and heritage institutions, architects, publishers and city councils.

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