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Paris Impasse

2011-2019

“Paris has more than 600 ‘impasses’: streets that come to a dead end. Cul-de-sacs. And that is without counting the hundreds of cités, villas and squares. Within the Périphérique, Paris is the most densely populated city in Europe, with more than 20,000 inhabitants per square kilometre. The photographs offer a glimpse of part of Paris that usually goes unnoticed. The photographs are taken from 2011 to 2019. Most of them during an artist-in-residence period in fall 2015, thanks to the Flemish Government.
The photobook PARIS IMPASSE by Karin Borghouts was shortlisted for the LUMA RENCONTRES DUMMY AWARD 2019 in ARLES, France. Book design by Jean-Michel Meyers.
The prototype was exhibited together with the 17 other nominees during Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles in July and August 2019.
The photography book Paris Impasse will be published in fall 2020.

LOOK AT THE VIDEO made for the Night of the Year 2020 Les rencontres de la photographie Arles.

  • Vincent was here, Church Auvers sur Oise, 65 x 50 cm © Karin Borghouts

    2019

    Vincent was here

    After Karin Borghouts took photographs of the Van Gogh reproduction in her parents’ burned-out home, she became aware of her…

  • The house, archival pigment print 65 x 52 cm ©KBorghouts

    2012

    The house - Het huis

    A fire destroyes the childhood home of photographer Karin Borghouts. The event causes a shock and a wake of all…

  • Series 'A painter's house' © Karin Borghouts, 2017

    2017

    A painter's house

    After his death, the house of the painter Marten Melsen (1870-1947) was inhabited by his daughters. The sisters continued to…

  • Ensorhuis, Ostend BE, 2009, ©KBorghouts

    2015-2019

    Chambres mortes

    A look into interiors of the past, which have been substantially restored or even reconstructed. These interiors are trying to…