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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.

  • Series Paris Impasse © Karin Borghouts

    2011-2019

    Paris Impasse

    “Paris has about 600 impasses, cités, villas and squares: streets that come to a dead end. Cul-de-sacs. Within the Périphérique,…

  • Vincent was here, Church Auvers sur Oise, 65 x 50 cm © Karin Borghouts, 2017

    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…

  • The Final Journey ©Karin Borghouts, 2020, 10 x 10 cm

    2020-2021

    De laatste reis / The Final Journey

    The home, the place where we can safely retreat. It is also the place where our identity becomes visible. Interiors…