Overview participating exhibitions

Terra Cognita - Urban Jungle
2012

Terra Cognita - Urban Jungle

Karin Borghouts

Through the Looking Glass (2001-2005)

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.    

  • Wawel, Krakow, Poland, 2003


  • Zoo de Vincennes, Paris, France, 2003


Biography

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. 

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Terra Cognita

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