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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Hotel Palenque

The most impressive roaring shouts mad one look up into the trees, simply to see the balls of a howling monkey. 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 Seemingly it has no certain purpose and it is not in use of anything, but obviously someone keeps it clean from dirt and falling leafs. Return to Book Page. There, Smithson executed six individual works, including the Yucatan Mirror Displacements [2]which were made by installing inch-square mirrors at a range of outdoor sites that were then photographed.

What a brave and elegant construction although both its ends broke away, leaving it standing in the green, stripped bare of its function. Greg Allen has observed how this variance in the work’s posthumous realizations raises the question of its very status as an artwork. Refresh and try again. And so we too might surmise that the mortar of some unbuilt 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.

Cheating gravity, Smithson gently mocked the flat-earth school of exegesis. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The term is being applied to all kind of things, product, organisms, ideas, whatsoever. This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat Here is not way that you can possibly figure it out. 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.


Rafael added it Apr 29, 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.

Italicized parts are quotes from Robert Smithsons original speech, everything else by Ulrike Buck. 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. Retrieved from ” http: The simplicity and elegance of this structure with one roofed floor is striking.

Evidently they wanted a swimming pool at one time and they built this swimming pool but actually, when you come to a place like this nobody wants to swim.

The calender of the Mayas was round, and it made a revolution double smthson Mexico proofed to be a great ground for those kinds of studies. The architecture is as vegetal as the plants are architectural. There were people there who worshiped the snake and, in a sense, this place is built in a kind of intertwining snaking way.

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.

Trivia About Hotel Palenque. Felipe rated it it was amazing Nov 22, Some are empty, some are being rented out to travellers. Hotel Palenque makes this Mayan lacuna ever more explicit, “you won’t see any of those temples in this lecture His presentation at the architectural faculty of the University of Utah became iconic: Now, we are here right now, creating a new perspective, because something else was not sustainable, and its ruins give space to us.


Anna Juni marked it as to-read Nov 22, Smithson saw it as a contemporary example for the mayan perception of material and time.

Kuaya B added it Oct 11, To me that means to cultivate a little surrogate for our lost paradise in the reality of civilisation. To ask other readers questions about Hotel Palenqueplease sign up. A thought that came up on my frequent sociological talks with Mexico City cab drivers who kept asking me basic questions about European economy and politics, was, how the history of western productivity and infrastructure is rooted in the seasonal climate.

That already had happened twice in my practice. Alenamagdalena marked it as to-read Dec 16, I rented a studio and stayed for a year. In this garden it is the jungle who is the gardener.

Robert Smithson

I think that is a great concept. Srta Gabriela rated it really liked it Feb 23, Angie Banicki marked it as to-read Aug 03, Open Preview See a Problem? No trivia or quizzes yet. Smithson was invited to give a talk to a group of architectural students at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, in