Overview participating exhibitions
Terra Cognita - Urban Jungle
Strip away the backgrounds in zoos and amusement parks of people and animals, and what is left are artificial reconstructions of wild nature. Just as a photograph is a memory of a moment, this fake nature is only a memory of real nature, which we normally know only from photographs and films. By recording these backdrops Karin Borghouts creates a memory of a memory. In doing so, she poses questions about the nature of photography and our ideal images of nature.
Karin Borghouts (Belgium, 1959) was trained as a painter and sculptor. She has worked as a graphic designer, and photographed, since 1999. In her work she focuses on specific places: architectural spaces, zoos, parks and amusement parks, museums and interiors. Her work is on the boundary between the visual arts and photography, and frequently refers to painting.
Price EUR 15,00