The house next door to thVan Gogh family’s home, Zundert, The Netherlands © Karin Borghouts, 2017

Dear reader

Vincent van Gogh was born in Zundert on 30 March 1853. Karin Borghouts' photo project Vincent was Here started in Zundert, where she photographed his godmothers’ house next door to the Van Gogh family’s home. This was how she became intrigued by Van Gogh’s life and artistic vision, following his trail through the Netherlands, England and Belgium, Paris, Arles, Saint-Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise in France. She tried to imagine herself in the time when Vincent lived, and looked at the landscapes through the painter’s eyes. She also reconstructed Vincent’s still lives and photographed them. 
Now the project is really getting underway. The first Vincent was Here exhibition at Het Noordbrabants Museum, with photos from the Brabant period, was a great success! Thousands of visitors saw it, thanks to the ‘Van Gogh's Inner Circle’ exhibition held at the same time.
The next photography exhibition, with photographs of Zundert as well as new ones of the south, will be held at the Vincent van GoghHuis in Zundert, his birthplace. It will be a duo exhibition with Hans de Kort, whose works using the collodion wet plate technique were also inspired by Van Gogh’s paintings.
The magnificent book of photographs Vincent was Here, containing 130 photographs by Karin Borghouts and published by Ronny Van de Velde, can be viewed in Zundert. The special edition with a print is also on sale there.

VINCENT WAS HERE Karin Borghouts
16 February - 14 June 2020
Markt 26-27 - Zundert
(between Breda and Antwerp, near the Belgian border)
the Netherlands 
Open Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00-17:00 and Sat, Sun 12:00-17:00.
You are warmly invited to the opening on Sunday 16 February at 15:00 
with an introduction by Teio Meedendorp, a senior researcher at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Vincent was here and the not yet published Paris Impasse are personal art projects by Karin Borghouts. She also works on commission.


Karin Borghouts' photographic contribution to books in 2019


 The website is coming soon!
In the meantime, you can order the photo book VINCENT WAS HERE online
 (39 euro + shipping).

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