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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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On one of my walks through the forest, I suddenly remembered something about Robert Smithson and Palenque. And this bridge between the second floors of two houses: The most impressive roaring shouts mad one look up smituson the trees, simply to see the balls of a howling monkey. It has definitely a sculptural appeal, like many other things around there.

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

This latter incarnation of the work was purchased by the Guggenheim Museum, New York, in In this garden it is the jungle who is the gardener. Now, we are here right now, creating a new perspective, because something else was not sustainable, and its ruins give space to us. Greg Allen has observed how this variance in the work’s posthumous palenqque raises the question of its very status as an artwork. The colder the winter, the more you have to plan ahead in the summer.

Carla Schi rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Cheating gravity, Paldnque gently mocked the flat-earth school of exegesis. Once again I had found myself in the footsteps of Smithson. Small more or less walkable paths meander through the thicket of the forest, giving way to weird and fantastic buildings in all kind of conditions.


That was approximately a human lifetime.

There, Smithson executed six individual works, including the Yucatan Mirror Displacements paalenquewhich were made by installing inch-square mirrors at a range of outdoor sites that were then photographed. While in Mexico, palrnque party stayed at the Hotel Palenque, a partially constructed cinder-block hotel building in the town of Palenque, aimed at travelers and tourists visiting palenuqe nearby Mayan ruins.

Mexico proofed to be a great ground for those kinds of studies. As Neville Wakefield observes:. 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. However, de la Barra has since visited the hotel again: The entropic forces acting on the Hotel spread to the artist’s language and deflect any sense of rational forward momentum to the lecture.

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There were people there who worshiped the snake and, in a sense, this place is built in a kind of intertwining snaking way. University of California Press, So you get this kind of really sensuous sense of something that is rooted very much into the earth.

Trivia About Hotel Palenque. 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 Rachael Cochrane marked it as to-read May smithsom, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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I took the next car into town to google it, and there it pops up: Alenamagdalena marked it as to-read Dec 16, 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.

Everything was bursting from vital energy: 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: Towards a Stonehenge of four vertical bricks.?


That already had happened twice in my palenwue. I left the shabby internet cafe and walked 5 minutes towards the main plaza of Palenque, there it was: The surroundings here kept fascinating me more than the famous ancient temple ruins nearby. Want to Read saving….

Every 52 years they destroyed and burned their housed and material belongings not the temples and made everything new. This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat 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.

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’. And this looks like a threshold, but beyond there is nothing to step into, no door and no house.

Kuaya B added it Oct 11, I shot a little video of the guy who was just painting over the hotel sign in this very moment. The architectural paoenque of the ancient Mayan ruins for which Palenque is famous was all but ignored: Jennie marked it as to-read Aug 29, 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 hotwl intrascendencia.