Reliquiae
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Reliquiae

2009-2017

Karin Borghouts photographed animal models, replicas, casts and specimens from different university collections. Borghouts was struck by the formal beauty of these bizarre remnants of deceased animals, which are transformed into objects of study. To take them out of their fixed context and do justice to their alienated beauty, Borghouts photographed the objects against pink, mint green and turquoise backgrounds. In doing so, Borghouts retains the remnants of an existence, and breathes life into them by awarding them the special status of artwork. Thanks to the Universitymuseum Ghent and Aquarium-Muséum de Liège.

Groupexhibition ‘Creatures Made to Measure - Animals and Contemporary Design’ at Designmuseum Ghent (BE) with 6 photographs (series Reliquiae) by Karin Borghouts. May 17 - September 29, 2019

Group exhibition ‘NUCLEUS’ (Noorderlicht Fotofestival) in Groningen NL. Octobre 22 - Novembre 26, 2017
Groupexhibition ‘The Beauty and the Beast’ at Kasteel d’Ursel Hingene (BE). May 25 - October 15, 2017
Soloexhibition ‘Sans vie, Natura Artis Magistra’, Les Brasseurs/l’Annexe , Liège, Belgium, 2010
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, Ghent, Belgium.
The skeleton was made for a group exhibition in Ostend Belgium within the framework of a James Ensor celebration in 2010.



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