Sunday, 16 February 2020
New exhibition in Zundert
The second ‘Vincent was here’ photo exhibition started in the house where Vincent van Gogh was born in Zundert, a stone’s throw from the Belgian border. This exhibition shows Zundert and Southern photographs and the special ‘wet plate collodion’ photographs by Hans de Kort. Teio Meedendorp, senior researcher at the van Gogh Museum, gave the introduction. The exhibitions in Van GoghHuis Zundert will be reopening to visitors on June 1 and are prolonged until August 16, 2020. Welcome!
Karin Borghouts became fascinated by Van Gogh after photographing a reproduction of one of his paintings in her parents burned-out home. This marked the beginning of a long journey in Van Gogh’s footsteps. The obvious starting place was his birthplace, Zundert, where she photographed the church and landscapes, as well as making an extensive series of photos of Vincent’s godmothers’ house that is facing demolition. Her travels took her onwards to the Borinage, Nuenen, Paris, Arles, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Auvers-sur-Oise. She supplemented the images of these places with photographic interpretations of his still lives. They are collected in the publication ‘Vincent was here’. This book, an attractive follow-up to the earlier publications by Emmy Andriesse (1953) and Paul Huf (1990), is a work of art in itself. A special edition will be on offer at the exhibition with a signed print by Borghouts.