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Want to visit a Wunderkammer? On show from 9 February at M HKA Antwerp. Nearby at KMSKA, the exhibition The Making Of runs until 3 September. There was the successful book launch of A Painter's House on 21 January. There are also architectural photographs on display.
Onward to spring!

Night Walk © Karin Borghouts 2010 (Collection Ronny Van de Velde)

Group exhibition at the M HKA

The Five Seasons. Gallery Ronny Van de Velde. Fragments from life and works.
This fifth and final part of a series of small presentations on the history of Gallery Ronny Van de Velde presents a 'Wunderkammer' of works by artists who have been crucial to the gallery, including Marcel Duchamp, James Ensor, the nineteenth-century 'Zwans', Marcel Broodthaers, Jules Schmalzigaug, Panamarenko, Henry Van de Velde and Bruce Nauman.
The above photograph by Karin Borghouts will also be exhibited there.


INBOX Museum for Contemporary Art Antwerp M HKA
February 10 - March 23, 2023
Opening of the new exhibitions on February 9, 8 pm.



Photos Karin Borghouts in 'The Making Of' KMSKA until 3/9/2023

Exhibition 'The Making Of' at in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

Karin Borghouts has been following the renovation and new construction of the KMSKA, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, since 2011. Her photographs appeared in the international press worldwide on the occasion of 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 collaboration with KAAN Architects.

Book your visit to KMSKA here: Tickets KMSKA

The book KMSKA - THE FINEST MUSEUM contains around 150 photographs by Karin Borghouts.

A special edition (signed book + signed and numbered print) is available in only 36 copies (22 x 17 cm, 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 at the KMSKA without a ticket.

Book KMSKA (NL, FR, E) text Patrick De Rynck & KMSKA, photography 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.

The book is the second in the same series as The House which was published in 2021.
On 21 January, grandson Jan Melsen and Karin Borghouts gave a well-attended book presentation at the Kalmthout Library.

Photography book 'A Painter's House - Marten Melsen 1870-1947' by Karin Borghouts

Photography book 'A Painter's House'

94 pages
Softcover, Swiss binding
24 x 30 cm
65 photographs by Karin Borghouts
Graphic design Jean-Michel Meyers
Text by Jan H. Melsen (NL, FR, ENG)
SNOECK publishers
ISBN 978-9-4616-1834-4
35 euros
With an archival pigment print
32 x 38 cm: 230 euros

Order your signed book


Besides personal work, Karin Borghouts takes commissioned photographs for architects in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Check out the latest projects here.

Singer Museum, Laren NL, Bedaux de Brouwer architecten © Karin Borghouts
Singer Museum, Laren NL, Bedaux de Brouwer architecten © Karin Borghouts
Campus Cadix, Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten ©Karin Borghouts
Campus Cadix, Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten ©Karin Borghouts
The temporary home of the Upper House and Council of State, The Hague NL, HappelCornelisseVerhoeven. ©KarinBorghouts
The temporary home of the Upper House and Council of State, The Hague NL, HappelCornelisseVerhoeven. ©KarinBorghouts
Rooftop Parkzicht 2, Antwerpen Nieuw Zuid, HAMA Architecten ©Karin Borghouts
Vogelenzang, social housing Ghent (BE), HAMA Architecten ©KarinBorghouts
Renovation watertower De Reusch, Schimmert, NL, DEDRIE Architecten © Karin Borghouts
Delen Private Bank Antwerp - Bold architecten, ©Karin Borghouts

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