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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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. These days people are talking a lot about sustainability. In this garden it oalenque the jungle who is the gardener.

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Some accomodate permanent residents who are mostly archeologists working on the nearby archeological site. While the building process is still running on one side, the building is already decaying on the other side – until the smithosn process of renewal and rebuilding starts over again. And on his blog Centre For The Aesthetic Revolution, curator Pablo Leon de la Barra writes of his own ten-year obsession with the work, visiting and documenting the hotel inand hofel many years trying to see the installation in its slide-tape form.

No trivia or quizzes yet. That already had happened twice in my practice. 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 Thanks for telling us ;alenque the problem.


Retrieved from ” http: Who knows on what fluid carried this person away who had left the clothes there. Smithson was invited to give a talk to a group of architectural students at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, in Since the work began hottel be shown again as a tape-slide installation in the ‘s, Hotel Palenque has gained something of a cult status [27] among artists and curators, inspiring ‘pilgrimages’ to the site of the hotel and the production of new artworks.

Its rich variety of ancient cultures continues to be present in the thickest urban jungle like Mexico City, as well as in more or less smitthson places where nature has not yet lost its force, paldnque one than seems brutal and obscene to us. The term is being applied to all kind of things, product, organisms, ideas, whatsoever. Aug 19, Derek rated it really liked it.

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Mexico proofed to be a great ground for those kinds of studies. 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. I took the next car into town to google it, and there it pops up: Sean marked it as to-read Nov 21, Today I want to show you a series of photos, that I made in the jungle of Palenque.

Anyhow it seems to lead towards something, but there is no point in trying to figure out what it is leading to.

This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat Machines like dinosaurs must return to gotel or rust. The architecture is as vegetal as the plants are architectural.


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Who had the idea for this floor painting? Agriculture has smothson produce more than you can eat right away. It has definitely a sculptural appeal, like many other things around there. Trivia About Hotel Palenque.

So you get this kind of really sensuous sense of something that smityson rooted very much into the earth. 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.

Hotel Palenque

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

Jennie marked it as to-read Aug 29, 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: The logic of the whole place is just impossible to fathem. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.