Dear Reader

The curtain has fallen on 2020. A difficult and strange year, but also a year with a lot of indoor energy and with a number of still hidden creative expressions and assignments in development. The photography book Paris Impasse brought a bright spot in this special year and was very well received. We hope for the best of luck that The House will be exhibited in Antwerp coming March. Take good care of yourself, your loved ones and the world. A fine 2021!

Interludium, cultuurcentrum Hasselt ©Karin Borghouts 2011, 130 x 130 cm collection City Hasselt

Commedia dell'Arte

Funny and serious, entertaining and topical, like the Italian popular theatre. (...) You walk from one surprise to the next and on several occasions existing work suddenly turns out to be bizarrely topical. - Christine Vueghen in Collect.

The group exhibition Commedia dell'Arte in Art Gallery De Mijlpaal, Belgium, aims to cheer people up in strange times.

With Karin Borghouts, Marcel Broodthaers, Patrick Ceyssens, Peter Deleu, Inge de Schuyter, Nick Ervinck, Paulette in 't Veld, Lore Langendries, Bart Lens, Jeroen Maes, Joke Raes, Thierry Renard, Ick Reuvis, Mireille Robbe, Rob Sweere, Mieke Teirlinck, Jonas Vansteenkiste, Ben Vautier.

Kunstgalerij De Mijlpaal, Brugstraat 45, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
Until February 21, 2021. Friday-Saturday-Sunday 2-6 pm.

Karin Borghouts @ De Mijlpaal. 'Opera', archival pigment print, 150 x 130 cm.

Photography Book Paris Impasse

These irreal landscapes are silent:the buzz of the metropolis does not permeate the photos and they contain hardly any language. What does emerge is a typology of the barrier: impasses stop dead at blank walls, stairways, fences, doors and gates, like an inventory of urban planning categories (...) Thanks to Karin Borghouts' patience and her sharp eye, the silene soaps into the paper like ink. - Eric Min, book Paris Impasse.

The photogrphy book Paris Impasse is an initiative of Karin Borghouts and graphic designer Jean-Michel Meyers. It has 304 pages and contains 225 photos of dead-end streets. It offers an unseen view of Paris. Text in french, Dutch and English.
Published by Snoeck Publishers. Distribution by

View and order the book PARIS IMPASSE online.
38 euros with 6 postcards for free. No shipping costs for Belgium and neighbouring countries.

Series Paris Impasse, Villa Letellier, 15e arr., ©Karin Borghouts

The house

The childhood home of photographer Karin Borghouts was destroyed by a fire. Despite the feelings of sorrow, chaos and irrevocability, Borghouts became fascinated by the beauty of the devastation left behind. Her intuitive decision to capture the charred interior at that moment has led to a series of haunting and moving images.

12 March - 17 April 2021

BEHIND BARS art space
Otto Veniusstraat 18 - 2000 Antwerp Belgium
Friday and Saturday 2-6 pm

The House, archival pigment print op PhotoRag 100 x 160 cm ©Karin Borghouts 2012

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Thanks and keep it safe.

Paris Impasse: 38 euro (ISBN 978-9-4616-1648-7) Vincent was here: 39 euro (ISBN 9789080990333)

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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