When feeling comes before thinking: a sensorial approach to curatorial practice


“Art sharpens our senses. Without the necessity of words, we feel. Moving encounters with art take on our body, awake memories, and only after that, are rationalized. And aren’t those the most invigorating and rich moments of our day?

These are the experiences curator Sofia Enríquez favours in her practice: feeling over rationalization, perception over concept. The Chilean curator calls it a “sensorial approach to the curatorial practice”, which is about the connection between art and bodies and expanding the different experiences the public has with art, rather than bringing theoretical references to a curatorial text or creating thematic connections between the artists in a show. Titled “Piel”, the collection of digital artworks on Artpool curated by her is a way of expressing her research through the subject of the skin.”


Flamingo, J. (2022b, July 19). When feeling comes before thinking: A sensorial approach to Curatorial Practice. Artpool Blog. https://blog.artcuratorgrid.com/sensorial-approach-to-curatorial-practice/


Curation of experience is part of any museum design History museums are not likely to have as much of a focus multisensory or unusual approaches to involving the visitors, but immersive environments like this, learning by being, existing there, could be a very unique experience to captivate visitors. I’d like to find more ways to communicate than just words.