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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.

  • Reliquiae

    2009-2017

    Reliquiae

    “I got inspired by study items from scientific museums and photographed them in a special way.…

  • Saga - Japan

    2005

    Saga - Japan

    Karin Borghouts was invited to photograph in Japan in December 2005 at the invitation of the…

  • Rooilijn

    2002-2011

    Rooilijn

    Rooilijn: Dutch for the boundary line between private space and the public road. Karin Borghouts…

  • Interludium

    2009-2016

    Interludium

    Interludium (Interlude) is a visual research into exhibition spaces and museums. Can we see the…