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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I shot a little video of the guy who was just painting over the hotel sign in this very moment.

Vagner Godoi is currently reading it Mar 09, In this garden it is the jungle who is the gardener. Machines like dinosaurs must return to dust or rust. I took the next car into town to google it, and there it pops up: Kuaya B added it Oct 11, 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.

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. 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 is no lack of color excitement.


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Eugenie Tsai with Cornelia Butler Berkeley: Some are in palenuqe midst of construction since when? The simplicity and elegance of this structure with one roofed floor is striking.

The colder the winter, the smitthson you have to plan ahead in the summer. Carla Schi rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Srta Gabriela rated it really liked it Feb 23, 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.

Hotel Palenque

Rafael added it Apr 29, The entropic forces acting on the Hotel spread to the artist’s language and deflect any sense of rational forward momentum to the lecture. I left the shabby internet cafe and walked 5 minutes towards the main plaza of Palenque, there it was: 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.

Every 52 years they destroyed and burned their housed and material belongings not the temples and made everything new. Everything was bursting from vital energy: Cheating gravity, Smithson gently mocked the flat-earth school of exegesis.

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. It seems like subject and object relations are not only blurred here, but reversed: The logic of the whole place is just impossible to fathem.


His presentation at the architectural faculty of the University of Utah became iconic: The lecture presentation has since been exhibited as an audio-visual art work in its own right, with the sequence of images synched botel an audio recording of the artist’s talk.

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Return to Book Page. Palenque actually used to be called the city of the snake. One might say a “de-architecturing” takes place Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Greg Allen has observed how this variance in the work’s posthumous realizations raises the question of its very status as an artwork.

Sean marked it as to-read Nov 21, This latter incarnation of the work was purchased snithson the Guggenheim Museum, New York, in Some are empty, some are being rented out to travellers. Angie Banicki marked it as to-read Aug 03, Iojann rated it it was amazing Feb 18, Views Read Edit View history.