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This summer there is a lot coming together for photographer Karin Borghouts and you can see her work in various exhibitions. It is time to hurry because it is the last days of her solo exhibition Paris Impasse in Musée de la Photographie Charleroi Belgium.

Since 2011, Karin Borghouts has been monitoring the renovation of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp. That museum opens on 24 September!

Read on to find out what is still on display.

Paris Impasse, 10 arr. Cité Saint-Martin © Karin Borghouts

Paris Impasse

The photography exhibition Paris Impasse in Charleroi Belgium, shows the city like never been pictured before. A labyrinth of dead-end streets. Furthermore the photography museum of Charleroi shows another three exhibitions and the permanent collection, well worth a day's visit.

The photo book Paris Impasse was nominated at Les Rencontres de la photographie Arles 2019, and is published by Snoeck Publishers in 2020.

Karin Borghouts is present the last Sunday 18 September (2-6 pm)

Paris Impasse
Karin Borghouts
June 4 - September 18, 2022
Musée de la Photographie

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

La Libre par Jean-Marc Bodson (FR)
HART door Koen Van Synghel (NL)
Reporter ter plaatse, Firmin in Charleroi (NL)

PARIS IMPASSE Karin Borghouts, Musée de la photographie, Charleroi
PARIS IMPASSE Karin Borghouts, Musée de la photographie, Charleroi

Fresh from the press: A Painter's House

The photography book A Painter's House depicts the home of the painter Marten Melsen (1870-1947). He was a friend of James Ensor, who called him "le beau peintre des paysans". Around the 1st World War, famous writers, composers and artists came to visit this home, untouched since 1947. This book contains some 70 photos by Karin Borghouts and is published by Snoeck Publishers in a graphic design by Jean-Michel Meyers with text by Jan H. Melsen, grandson of the painter.

A Painter's House is a personal initiative of Karin Borghouts in cooperation with the Marten Melsen Foundation.

The house in Stabroek can be visited on September 11, 2022 Open Monumentendag. There are guided tours at 9, 10:30, 12 am, 1:30, 3 and 4:30 pm. Book here.
Karin will be present
on September 11 and the book A Painter's House can be viewed and purchased here.

View the book here

Book (35 euros) or special edition can be ordered through the online store. There are only 30 special editions with print (230 euros). Thanks a lot!

Studio Marten Melsen © Karin Borghouts
Special edition 'A Painter's House' 32 x 38 cm - choice of 3 prints

Every photo is a farewell

In Namur Belgium, there is a fine exhibition about farewell. Karin Borghouts shows six large photos from her series THE HOUSE.

Chaque photographie est un adieu
With photographic work and photo books by Karin Borghouts, Deanna Dikeman, Catherine Rombouts, Olivier Cornil, Anne de Gelas, Doug Biggert and a nice selection of photography books.

Galerie du Beffroi (art gallery of the city of Namur)
Rue du Beffroi 13, Namur Belgium
Until September 11
, 2022
Free admission (closed on Monday)

Newspaper article in La Libre (FR)

The House, archival pigment print 100 x 80 cm. ©Karin Borghouts
Chaque photographie est un adieu - Galerie du Beffroi, Namen BE. Curator JM Bodson.

PATIO 25 Zomerbar

The last days of the summer bar PATIO 25 at Auctioneers Bernaerts with work by Birgit Stulens photography, Klaar Prims glassware and paintings by Amber Leys. Also yard photos from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp by Karin Borghouts as well as the maquette and old architectural drawings .

Info Summerbar Patio
Until September 4,
Thu-Fri from 6 pm
Sat-Sun from 2 pm
Museumstraat 25 - Antwerp
Free entrance.
For sale online until 18/9

Concerts at 8 pm (10 euros at the entrance)
2/9: Farfar
3/9: Unfinished Business (jazz)

KMSKA photography by Karin Borghouts at Auctioneers Bernaerts

Museum in question

In the INBOX of the M HKA you can see a clever presentation of artworks that question the museum. Compiled by Gallery Ronny Van de Velde with works by Alechinsky, Ben, Marcel Broodthaers, Marcel Duchamp, Peter De Cupere, Johan Van Geluwe, Jef Geys, Panamarenko and Karin Borghouts.

The project "Museum to scale 1/7" by Ronny and Jessy Van de Velde was given a permanent home in the University of Antwerp, but the small museum that Karin Borghouts designed for it is now temporarily on display in the M HKA.

The 5 seasons. Gallery Ronny Van de Velde. Fragments from life and works.
Part 3: Museum / Museum in question
Until September 4
, 2022

Museum for Contemporary Art Antwerp
INBOX, Leuvenstraat, Antwerp, Belgium

M HKA, Museum to scale 1/7, Alechinsky, Karin Borghouts, Peter De Cupere, until 4/9

Opening Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

On Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp will be inaugurated. The stunning architecture, the fantastic collection and the many surprises make this museum an experience not to be missed. Karin Borghouts followed the renovation and new construction from 2011 onwards. A selection of her photos can be seen in the exhibition The Making Of, compiled by KMSKA in collaboration with KAAN Architects.

Tickets Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

'The Making Of', KMSKA, August 2022

Book Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

On the occasion of the opening of the KMSKA, a new book KMSKA - THE FINEST MUSEUM with about 250 photographs by Karin Borghouts will be published by Hannibal Books in Dutch, English and French versions. There will also be a special edition book + print. Even better is to buy this together with the new collection book KMSKA - THE FINEST HUNDRED.
Available from 24 September in the KMSKA museum shop or online at Hannibal Books.

Book KMSKA The Finest Museum - Hannibal Books

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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