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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Who had the idea for this floor painting? The entropic forces acting on the Hotel spread to the artist’s language and deflect any sense of rational forward momentum to the lecture. So you get this kind of really sensuous sense of something that is rooted very smihson into the earth.

I rented a studio and stayed for a year.

University of California Press, Privacy policy About Archiwik Disclaimers. He notes how the work was one of the last holdings of the Smthson Estate when it was sold to the Guggenheim inalongside nine slides from the artist’s Mirror Displacements series which were also never exhibited as standalone works in the artist’s lifetime.

Angie Banicki marked it as to-read Aug 03, However, de la Barra has since visited the hotel again: Philip Hotsl marked it as to-read Aug 03, 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.

Joan rated yotel really liked it Feb 25, Smithson’s ‘Hotel Palenque’ “, greg.

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To ask other readers questions about Hotel Palenqueplease sign up. While in Mexico, the party stayed at the Hotel Palenque, a partially constructed cinder-block hotel building in the town of Palenque, aimed at travelers and tourists visiting the nearby Mayan ruins. One might say a “de-architecturing” takes place For his piece Monument to Entropy Hotel Palenque [28]Jeremy Millar visited the hotel with his wife and made his own set of photographs.


Eugenie Tsai with Cornelia Butler Berkeley: Smithson’s interest in the semi-ruined state of the hotel has been related to his broader concern with entropic disintegration, and his focus on peripheral sites such as quarries and industrial infrastructure, evidenced in works such as the photo essay “A Tour of the Monuments of Passaic, NJ” in which the artist first coined the term ‘ruins in reverse.

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.

Who knows on what fluid carried this person away who had left the clothes there. Trivia About Hotel Palenque. Hotel Palenque makes this Mayan lacuna ever more explicit, “you won’t see any of those temples in this lecture Before leaving, Millar deposited the roll of film in one of smithon 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 Robert Smithsons iconic slide-series dealt with the architectural curiosity of Hotel Palenque, that he described as a “never ending ruin”.

Botel Palenque by Robert Smithson. 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. There were people there who worshiped the snake and, in a sense, this place is built in a kind of intertwining snaking way.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. I took the next car into town to google it, and there it pops up: Cheating gravity, Smithson gently mocked the flat-earth school of exegesis. Jennie marked it as to-read Aug 29, Anyhow it seems to lead towards something, but there is no point in trying to figure out what it is leading to.


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Some accomodate permanent residents who are mostly archeologists working on the nearby archeological site. Rafael added it Apr 29, The architecture is as vegetal as the plants are architectural.

That already had happened twice in my practice. And what about all those empty dirty pools? And this bridge between the second floors of two houses: The calender of the Mayas was round, and it made a revolution double meaning! snithson

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. On the level solely of its images, Hotel Palenque can certainly be aligned to these concerns, but as Guglielmo Bargellesi-Severi and others have noted, Smithson’s work is characterized by a sophisticated awareness of “the relationship of territory and the viewing site” [19] – initially explored in the sculptural relationship of site and nonsite, and evident in Hotel Palenque in his appropriation of the format and conventions of the slide lecture to leverage significant new layers of meaning from his imagery.

Every 52 years they destroyed and burned their housed and material belongings not the temples and made everything new. Mexico proofed to be a great ground for those kinds of studies. Greg Masters marked it as to-read Feb 12, I am going ot show you the place where I stayed. It has definitely a sculptural appeal, like many other things around there.

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