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Would you like to see photographer Karin Borghouts at work? Watch the video. Her exhibition Vincent Was Here in Nuenen is extended. Museum to Scale 1/7 can now be seen in its entirety at the University of Antwerp. Happy autumn.

Basket of Apples (after Van Gogh) ©Karin Borghouts, 2018


In this video, Karin Borghouts talks about her projects and you can see her at work. There is also a sneak preview of the new assignment for KU Leuven. The video was shot by photographer Dieter Demey. Click image. Select subtitles bottom right CC.

Karin Borghouts. Watch the Video:

Vincent at Nuenen

Vincent van Gogh stayed in Nuenen The Netherlands for about two years at the beginning of his artistic career. The new Van Gogh Village Museum opened in Nuenen in May. Vincent Was Here is the first temporary exhibition in the museum. Karin Borghouts followed Van Gogh's footsteps from Zundert to Auvers-sur-Oise and reconstructed and photographed some of his still lifes.

Solo exhibition
Karin Borghouts

Extended until 15 February 2024

Van Gogh Village Museum
Berg 29, Nuenen (near Eindhoven)
The Netherlands

Watch the video Vincent Was Here

The photography book Vincent Was Here, with texts by Xavier Canonne, director of the Musée de la Photographie Charleroi, and Ron Dirven, curator of Van Gogh Huis Zundert, has been published by Ronny Van de Velde (NL, FR, E). Also available from the webstore.

Vincent van Gogh, Arles, 1889 (The Met, NY), photo ©Karin Borghouts, 2018
Vincent Van Gogh, Nuenen 1884 (Van Gogh Museum, Vincent van Gogh Foundation, photo © Karin Borghouts 2022
Vincent Was Here @ Van Gogh Village Museum Nuenen NL.


Museum to Scale 1/7 offers an overview of Belgian modern and contemporary art, with a special focus on the period after 1950. The collection of 109 mini-museum rooms or Wunderkammern was put together by Ronny en Jessy Van de Velde with the help of daughter Sofie Van de Velde. In addition to a number of themed rooms on Symbolism, Surrealism, Photography, the Cobra movement and the Avant-garde, contemporary artists have their own room. With contributions by Dirk Braeckman, Luc Tuymans, Jan Fabre, Rinus Van de Velde, Stephan Van Fleteren, AMVK, Sofie Muller, Hans op de Beeck, Johan Tahon and many others.
Karin Borghouts uses a trompe l'oeil to evoke the effect of a 35mm lens. Her mini-museum shows highlights from her photographic oeuvre until 2013, in which showing plays a role.

After exhibitions at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels, at the Baker Museum in Naples (Florida), at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam and at the Fondazione Ghisla in Locarno, Museum to Scale 1/7 now gets a permanent place at the University of Antwerp.

Museum to Scale of 1/7

University of Antwerp - City Campus
Rodestraat 14
2000 Antwerp Belgium

From 20 November 2023
Free admission on working days from 9 am to 6 pm (closed on weekends)

A new catalogue is available in Dutch and English.
Watch the video here and here.

Room of Perception, Museum to Scale 1/7, © Karin Borghouts 2013 (photo Carine Demeter)

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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