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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After I resigned from the travel agency called Ganahl class, I went on a post graduate vagabonds programe to deepen my comparative studies of material and time. Eugenie Tsai with Cornelia Butler Berkeley: The lecture presentation has since been exhibited as an audio-visual art work in its own right, with the sequence of images synched to an audio recording of the artist’s talk. Every 52 years they destroyed and burned their housed and material belongings not the temples and made everything new.

The term is being applied to all kind of things, product, organisms, ideas, whatsoever. Rachael Cochrane marked it as to-read May 31, Carla Schi rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Here is not way that you can possibly figure it out. And this looks like a threshold, but beyond there is nothing to step into, no door and no house. Felipe rated it it was amazing Nov 22, Now, we are here right now, creating a new perspective, because something else was not sustainable, and its ruins give space to us.

The architecture is as vegetal as the plants are architectural.

The simplicity and elegance of this structure with one roofed floor is striking. This dissolution of mental and topographic categories should not be seen as a merely nihilistic gesture, however, but perhaps one arising from the artist’s late’s milieu “more stoned than stentorian”, Wakefield observes of Smithson’s lecture style [24] and the transformative possibilities of altered perception.

Smithson came to Palenque in with Nancy Holt and an art dealer friend to mingle on the paths of the old mayan gods and found them more vividly incorporated in the hotel he was staying in, than in the ancient archeological mayan site.


For his piece Monument to Entropy Hotel Palenque [28]Jeremy Millar visited the hotel with his wife and made his own set of photographs. Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. What a brave and elegant construction although both its ends broke away, leaving it standing in the green, stripped bare of its function. Cheating gravity, Smithson gently mocked the flat-earth school of exegesis.

Italicized parts are quotes from Robert Smithsons original speech, everything else by Ulrike Buck. Everything was bursting from vital energy: Before leaving, Millar deposited the roll of film in one of the hotel’s safety deposit boxes and later exhibited the key, alongside the receipt for the box, as part of the exhibition ‘Sleeper,’ in Edinburgh in Iojann rated it it was amazing Feb 18, Palenque actually used to be called the city of the snake.

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Alenamagdalena marked it as to-read Dec 16, Time and material are – to a large extend – still understood as a cyclical or wave-like process, both symbolized by the snake. Some are in the midst of construction since when? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The architectural mass of the ancient Mayan ruins for which Palenque is famous was all but ignored: On one of my walks through the forest, I suddenly remembered something about Robert Smithson and Palenque.

One might say a “de-architecturing” takes place Smithson’s ‘Hotel Palenque’ “, greg. A dance of immense plants with excentric shapes and colors and a incredible concentration of animals that made sounds of all kinds, day and night.

So you get this kind of really sensuous sense of something that is rooted very much into the earth. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Books by Robert Smithson. University of California Press, These images were reproduced as part of the artist’s essay “Incidents of Mirror Travel in the Yucatan”, in the September edition of Artforum Magazine. Una charla que se improvisa directamente desde el alma de Smithson, entrenada para exponer la belleza de lo cotidiano, de lo absurdo y del desperdicio que casi siempre se pierde en la intrascendencia.


Instead we are led into back-waters and fringe areas; the emptied pool, evacuated dancehall and meaningless passage that together made up the Hotel Palenque”, as put by Neville Wakefield in Parkett This latter incarnation of the work was purchased by the Guggenheim Museum, New York, in There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Hotel Palenque

Philip Lord marked it as to-read Aug 03, To me that means to cultivate a little surrogate for our lost paradise in the reality of civilisation. Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I took the next car into town to google it, and there it pops up: Retrieved from ” http: The entropic forces acting on the Hotel spread to the artist’s language and deflect any sense of rational forward momentum to the lecture. Srta Gabriela rated htoel really liked it Feb 23, The importance of Hotel Palenque is generally related to Smithson’s ongoing concern with processes of entropyand his overarching project to recontextualize cultural or man-made elements within expanded, sometimes geological, timescales.

And so we too might surmise that the mortar of some palenqeu future is also the dust of an equally distant past, but in the end, and perhaps most satisfyingly, it is just a pile of cement-there to be dug for its cementness. May 19, Pelidelasemana rated it liked it. Nature thinks in circles.

Earth Projects”, Smithson wrote palenqke how “The tools of technology become a part of the Earth’s geology as they sink back into their original state.

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