Concepts in Movement: A poetry-based method for group visits within contemporary art exhibitions

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Marie-Hélène Lemaire


The purpose of this article is to introduce my poetry-based research method that draws from concepts in movement to develop group visits within contemporary art exhibitions. This method was conceived in dialogue with the pedagogical approach of the PHI Foundation’s Education Team, which is anchored in the travelling concepts’ methodology (Bal, 2002). Although an extension of travelling concepts, my feminist pedagogical approach is distinct because it is rooted in poetic writing which emerges in response to a lucid awareness of the connection between my body-as-subject and the artwork’s affect.


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