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Paris Impasse
opens on June 4 at the Charleroi Photography Museum Belgium. The new photography book A Painter's House by Karin Borghouts will appear in the autumn and can already be reserved. Architecture news from the Netherlands. The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp reopens on September 24.

Passage Hennel, series Paris Impasse © Karin Borghouts

Paris Impasse

Paris Impasse gives a view of Paris as it has never been shown before. A city of dead-end alleys, photographed without any human presence. Karin Borghouts started photographing cul de sacs in 2011 but most of them were photographed during an artist-in-residence stay in La cité internationale des arts Paris, provided by the Flemish Government.

The photography book Paris Impasse, designed by Jean-Michel Meyers, was nominated at Les rencontres de la photographie Arles, and is published by Snoeck Publishers.

The series is now on display for the first time. Discover also the museum's other exhibitions and its beautiful permanent collection.

Paris Impasse
Karin Borghouts
Musée de la Photographie

Place des Essarts - Charleroi (Mont sur Marchienne), Belgium

June 4 - September 18, 2022
Opening on saturday June 4, 7-9 pm.

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

A Painter's House

The house of the artist Marten Melsen (1887-1947) remained in its original state after his death. His two unmarried daughters and one of his sons continued to live in it and kept the house and the studio like it was. Karin Borghouts had the first opportunity to visit and photograph this special house in 2017. In 2022, she took new photos and is even more convinced that this authentic artist's home should not be lost.
The house is still preserved thanks to the Marten Melsen Foundation. A request for recognition and subsidy has currently been submitted to the Flemish government and Monumentenwacht Vlaanderen has documented the house. Preservation, maintenance and opening up of the house are very much needed.

Through her art painter's education, and inspired by a beautiful light, Karin Borghouts knows how to unveil this photogenic environment with a special and empathic sensitivity.

It is the second book in her new collector's concept. The first book is THE HOUSE published in spring 2021. The concept consists of a series about houses with a soul and a link to painting. Not to be missed...

The book will be presented on September 11, 2022

Look at the first draft

See some photos here


Reservate your book or speciale edition

You can support this initiative by ordering a beautiful print or special edition in advance. The proceeds will go entirely to the production costs of this edition. Interested? Please send an e-mail to Karin Borghouts, stating Book A Painter's House and your address. We will keep you informed. If you want to reserve a book, edition or print, please mention it in your message. Thank you very much!

Book A Painter's House: 35 euros
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Book The House + A Painter's House: 60 euros

Special edition
Book A Painter's House + print 32 x 38 cm (4 cm border incl.): 230 euros.
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Choice of 3 prints, together only 30 numbered and signed special editions!
Book before 30 June please.

Special edition 'A Painter's House' 32 x 38 cm - choice of 3 prints

Singer Museum Laren

Karin Borghouts photographed the new wing of the Singer Museum in Laren, North Netherlands. This building was named Best Building of the Netherlands 2022. Congratulations to Bedaux de Brouwer Architects and the Singer Museum.

Link to the photos

7. Singer Museum Laren © Karin Borghouts/Bedaux de Brouwer architecten

The Senate in The Hague

The highly successful and original architectural design of the Senate in The Hague made it to the cover of the new architecture book Netherlands, published by NAI publishers. Congratulations to Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven Architects.

Link to the photos.

NAI publishers - Senate by Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven architects

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA) Belgium will reopen on 24 September 2022. Tickets are available from June 16 on. Karin Borghouts has been the house photographer since 2011.
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The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, May 2022 - ©Karin Borghouts

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