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'Vincent was here' in Vincent Van Gogh Huis Zundert

2 February 2020

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  • A new exhibition ‘Vincent was here’ is on view in Vincent van Goghs birth place Zundert, close to the Belgian border.

    VINCENT WAS HERE - Karin Borghouts
    together with the photo exhibition ‘No photos from Van Gogh’ by Hans de Kort

    Opening on Sunday 16 February 2020, 15:00 by Teio Meedendorp, senior researcher Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
    Reading in Dutch by Karin Borghouts: Thursday 2 April 2020, 19:30 (cancelled). The reading will be postponed.

    Vincent van GoghHuis
    Markt 26-27
    NL-4881 CN Zundert
    The Netherlands
    Open: Wed, Thu, Fr 10:00-17:00 Sat, Sun 12:00-17:00

    16 February - 14 June 2020
    The museum is closed until the end of the Corona-virus
    The exhibitions are prolonged until Sunday 16 August 2020.

    Karin Borghouts became fascinated by Van Gogh after photographing a reproduction of one of his paintings in her parents burned-out home. This marked the beginning of a long journey in Van Gogh’s footsteps. The obvious starting place was his birthplace, Zundert, where she photographed the church and landscapes, as well as making an extensive series of photos of Vincent’s godmothers’ house that is facing demolition. Her travels took her onwards to the Borinage, Nuenen, Paris, Arles, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Auvers-sur-Oise. She supplemented the images of these places with photographic interpretations of his still lives. They are collected in the publication ‘Vincent was here’. This book, an attractive follow-up to the earlier publications by Emmy Andriesse (1953) and Paul Huf (1990), is a work of art in itself. A special edition will be on offer at the exhibition with a signed print by Borghouts.

    Hans de Kort (NL – 1963) photographs in the ‘wet plate collodion’ technique. This classic method where a unique image is made on glass or metal already existed in van Gogh’s childhood. De Kort has therefore visited the places from Vincent’s youth with a wooden bellows camera captured images of the headstone of his stillborn brother, the flower tree in the garden of the birthplace and sunflowers from the vegetable garden at the Protestant Church. In addition, he composed still lifes in his studio following van Gogh’s paintings of two worker’s shoes, a stuffed bat and the head of a skeleton with burning cigarette. Because Vincent himself had an aversion to the colorless photography, the short series titled ‘No Photos from Van Gogh’ has been released. For the occasion, he offers signed saltprints in a limited edition.

    Lees hier artikel Brabants Dagblad BN De Stem