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“I got inspired by study items from scientific museums and photographed them in a special way. What happens when a scientific study item moves into another context? What is the relationship between the object itself and the photograph of it? In what way is our perception influenced by presentation, words and surroundings? And how is it influenced by our own background and incidence?” We learn from words, but also by observing. We look at reproductions when we study art; we view models, reconstructions and casts to study science.
Groupexhibition The Beauty and the Beast at Kasteel d’Ursel Hingene (BE) with 6 new presented photographs (series Reliquiae) by Karin Borghouts. May 25 - October 15, 2017. The pictures were made in 2009-2010 thanks to the Universitymuseum Ghent and Aquarium-Muséum de Liège and especially printed and framed for this exhibition.

A first series ‘Study objects’ was made for an exhibition in the Library of Art sciences of the University Ghent Belgium (Boekentoren) in 2009 (in collaboration with two museums of the University Ghent)

Karin Borghouts created the series ‘Rigor Mortis” for the groupexhibition POST MORTEM in 2015 in Ghent (in collaboration with the University Ghent). Art after Death: Post Mortem October 16 - December 20, 2015. UGent, Rommelaere Instituut, Jozef Kluyskensstraat 29, Gent, Belgium;

The skeleton was made for a group exhibition in Ostend Belgium within the framework of a James Ensor celebration in 2010.

  • Large household waste


    Large household waste

    One of the starting series of Karin borghouts. Large household waste waiting to be collected formed…

  • L'esprit de l'espace


    L'esprit de l'espace

    Karin Borghouts is fascinated by places. Her keen, analytical eye allows her to touch the…

  • The Show


    The Show

    A picture of an exhibition room with empty showcases. The exhibited objects are gone and this gives…

  • Interludium



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