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The Show

2001-2009

A picture of an exhibition room with empty showcases. The exhibited objects are gone and this gives the picture a dramatic touch. What remains is the museum’s empty exhibition infrastructure. We observe the absence of what used to be shown. What ought to be shown? What can photographs say about life, environment, time? Is a photo just a rendition? The interiors and artificial scenes are enchanting and disenchanting at the same time, both fiction and reality. Their content surpasses the readily observable. Karin Borghouts’ sharply analytical eye gives her a keen sensitivity to environments, interiors and buildings. Doors, windows, corridors and stairs acquire an almost archetypal meaning within them. Large format analogue camera.

  • Auvers sur Oise Kerk copyright 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…

  • 15 Arr, Villa Letellier, © Karin Borghouts

    2011-2019

    Paris Impasse

    “Paris has more than 600 ‘impasses’: streets that come to a dead end. Cul-de-sacs. And that is without counting the…

  • The house, archival pigment print ©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…