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 by Robert Smithson. This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat Angie Banicki marked it as htoel Aug 03, And this bridge between the second floors of two houses: And what about all those empty dirty pools? Privacy policy About Archiwik Disclaimers. May 19, Pelidelasemana rated it liked it.

Hotel Palenque

And this is also what we are sort of doing here in this abandoned 19th century pre-GDR shopping center named HERO where Palrnque Ganahl is the host of our convention of neo new age bandits. For his piece Monument yotel Entropy Hotel Palenque [28]Jeremy Millar visited the hotel with his wife and made his own set of photographs.

Some accomodate permanent residents who are mostly archeologists working on the nearby archeological site.

Smithsons original presentation can be seen on ubuweb. On one of my walks through the forest, I suddenly remembered something about Robert Smithson and Palenque.

Robert Smithson

As Neville Wakefield observes:. The concept of work is simply less important here and the concept of economic growth continues to be rather a colonist one.


The logic of the hootel place is just impossible to fathem. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. That already had happened twice in my practice. There were people there who worshiped the snake and, in a sense, this place is built in a kind of intertwining snaking way. Since the work began to 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.

It probably makes way more sense to replace the concept of sustainability with biodegradability. Here is not way that you can possibly figure it out.

Hotel Palenque by Robert Smithson

I am going ot show you the place where I stayed. Earth Projects”, Smithson wrote of how “The tools of technology become a part of the Earth’s geology as they sink back into their original state. Towards a Stonehenge of four vertical bricks.?

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The architecture is as vegetal as the plants are architectural. 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.

Agriculture has to produce more than you can eat right away. 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 Joan rated it really liked it Feb 25, Anna Juni marked it as to-read Nov 22, Who knows on what fluid carried this person away who had left the clothes there.


Evidently they wanted a swimming pool at one time and they paenque this swimming pool but actually, when you come to a place like this nobody wants to swim. Alenamagdalena marked it as to-read Dec 16, 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, Palenquw in which the artist first coined the term ‘ruins in reverse.

These images were reproduced as part of the artist’s essay “Incidents of Mirror Travel in the Yucatan”, hottel the September edition of Artforum Magazine. 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.