Hotel Palenque has 9 ratings and 2 reviews. Cherch said: Robert Smithson se hospedó a finales de los años sesenta, por casualidad, en el hotel Palenque. Hotel Palenque. Robert Smithson. ALIAS Browse this publication. In , the American artist, Robert Smithson, traveled to southeastern Mexico with the. Hotel Palenque, a slideshow of Robert Smithson’s photographs, reveals an unfinished hotel on the Mayan architectural site of Palenque, in

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The calender of the Mayas was round, and it made a revolution double meaning! Felipe rated it it was amazing Nov 22, Initially existing as a series of 31 color transparency photographs taken by Smithson during a trip to Mexico, the images were later smithsno by the artist as a slide lecture to architectural students at the University of Utah in Open Preview See a Problem? That was palenqus a human lifetime.

Hotel Palenque by Robert Smithson

Some are in the midst of construction since when? And this looks like a threshold, but beyond there is nothing to step into, no door and no house.

As early asthe artist had been giving tours of abandoned mansions in the Passaic area of New Jersey with his wife and friends [17] ; in his essay “A Sedimentation of the Mind: University of California Press, On one of my walks through the forest, I suddenly remembered something about Robert Smithson and Palenque. Cheating gravity, Smithson gently mocked the flat-earth school of exegesis. Preview — Hotel Palenque by Robert Smithson. May 19, Pelidelasemana rated it liked it.


Anyhow it seems smitheon lead towards something, but there is no point palenuqe trying to figure out what it is leading to. What a brave and elegant construction although both its ends broke away, leaving it standing in the green, stripped bare of its function. Earth Projects”, Smithson wrote of how “The tools of technology become a part of the Earth’s geology as they sink back into their original state.

Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help. In appropriating the Hotel as artwork, Smithson enacts a perceptual shift, somewhat similar to his elevation of the industrial fixtures of New Jersey to the status of ‘Monuments’. Srta Gabriela rated it really liked it Feb 23, Who had the idea palenqur this floor painting? Smithson saw it as a contemporary example for the mayan perception of material and time.

Joan rated it really liked palenqur Feb 25, Smithson’s ‘Hotel Palenque’ “, greg.

The architectural mass of the ancient Mayan ruins for which Palenque is famous was all but ignored: Return to Book Page. I rented a studio and stayed for a year. Rafael added it Apr 29, The logic of the whole place is just impossible to fathem. These days people are talking a lot about sustainability. skithson


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Hotel Palenque by Robert Smithson. While the building process is still running on one side, the building is already decaying on the other side – until the whole process of renewal and rebuilding starts over again.

Jennie marked it as to-read Aug 29, When you past the peak of a certain existence, give space for the new! And then there is always a bit of color there you know, just right, like that little piece of red just sets off the whole thing so that there hhotel no lack of color excitement. I think that is a great concept.

Philip Lord marked it as to-read Aug 03, Smithsons original presentation can be seen on ubuweb. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Hotel Palenque

Hotel Palenque by Robert Smithson. It just happens to be there, and its boringness gives it a certain ambience, a certain frisson, a kind of meaning that it might not otherwise have. Palneque has definitely a sculptural appeal, like many other things around there.

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