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On June 4th, Karin Borghouts' first Paris Impasse exhibition will open at the Photography Museum in Charleroi, Belgium. In Antwerp the paintings of Rubens are hung in the renovated 19th century rooms of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts. It was an impressive event. Delen Private Bank celebrates 85 years with a passion for art. And there is a new intimate photography book coming in the autumn. Happy May.

Paris Impasse, Impasse de Ribet, 15e arr. ©Karin Borghouts, 115 x 100 cm.

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 will be exhibited in Belgium for the first time.

Paris Impasse
Karin Borghouts
Musée de la Photographie

Place des Essarts - BE 6023 Charleroi (Mont sur Marchienne)

June 4 - September 18, 2022
Welcome to the opening on Saturday 4 June 2022 - 7 to 9 pm.

Rubens is hanging!

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp Belgium will reopen on 24 September 2022. Currently, the paintings are being hung in the renovated 19th century building. Karin Borghouts has been the house photographer since 2011. You can follow all the news on the KMSKA website and on their social media (@KMSKA_museum).

The Adoration of the Magi, P.P. Rubens, KMSKA ©Karin Borghouts, April 2022. Postproduction Wouter Bollaerts.

Delen Private Bank 85 year

Delen Private Bank celebrates its 85th anniversary with a passion for art. In collaboration with 3 Antwerp galleries, 100 Belgian works of art are exhibited in the renovated buildings in Antwerp. Among others, there are 6 photographs by Karin Borghouts of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp.
She also photographed the bank's renovated interiors and offices for the impressive catalogue 'EXPO 85' (compiled by Ronny Van de Velde) and the renovation and their new building by Bold architects. The exhibition can be visited by invitation only. The works of art are for sale through the galleries Sofie Van de Velde, Plus One and Callewaert-Van Langendonck.

Delen Private Bank is the main sponsor of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp.

View some
photos here.

Delen Private Bank Antwerp

Because of Vincent

Van Gogh is alive and well. This exhibition shows highlights from the museum’s collection as well as works produced by the artist-in-residence programme of the Van GoghHuis in Zundert, birthplace of the artist.

Vanwege Vincent (Because of Vincent)
Until July 3, 2022
Stedelijk Museum Breda (NL)

Vanwege Vincent, W Books, samenstelling Ron Dirven

Magical black

In Gallery De Mijlpaal in Heusden-Zolder Belgium you can see an exhibition on the theme of black.
Karin Borghouts is showing two photographs from her series THE HOUSE.

Magisch Zwart

Until 26 June 2022
Gallery De Mijlpaal

Brugstraat 45 - Heusden-Zolder Belgium

Open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6 pm.

In De Mijlpaal in Knokke-Zoute at the sea, you can visit the Pure White exhibition.

The House, archival pigment print 65 x 104 cm ©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 - Open Monuments Day - in the house of Marten Melsen in Stabroek, Belgium.

Look at the first draft

See some photos here

A Painter's House (Marten Melsen), ©Karin Borghouts 2017

A Painter's House: book now

Having a book printed costs a lot. 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. 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
Look here.
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.
Choice of 3 prints, together only 30 numbered and signed special editions! Book before 30 June please.
Look here.

A PAINTER'S HOUSE + THE HOUSE 60 euro Karin Borghouts, graphic design Jean-Michel Meyers

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