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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Aug 19, Derek rated it really liked it. Philip Lord marked it as to-read Aug 03, His presentation at the architectural faculty of the University of Utah became iconic: Cheating gravity, Smithson gently mocked the flat-earth school of exegesis.

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However, de la Palenqu has since visited the hotel again: Time and material are – to a large extend – still understood as a cyclical or wave-like process, both symbolized by the snake.

Retrieved from ” http: Trivia About Hotel Palenque. The logic of the whole place is just impossible to fathem.

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What a brave and elegant construction although both its ends broke away, leaving it standing in the green, stripped bare of its function. One might say a “de-architecturing” takes place Srta Gabriela rated it really liked it Feb 23, This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat Eugenie Tsai with Cornelia Butler Berkeley: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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The calender of the Mayas was round, and it made a revolution double meaning! Refresh and try again. Rafael added it Apr 29, 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’.

I think that is a great concept. The simplicity and elegance of this structure with one roofed floor is striking. And this bridge between the second floors of two houses: Preview — Hotel Palenque by Robert Smithson. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This dissolution of mental and topographic categories should not be seen as a merely nihilistic gesture, however, but perhaps one arising from the artist’s late’s milieu “more stoned than stentorian”, Wakefield observes of Smithson’s lecture style [24] and the transformative possibilities of altered perception.

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Some accomodate permanent residents who are mostly archeologists working on the nearby archeological site. Who had the idea for this floor painting? Palenque is the site of one of the most famous maya temples, but I am not going to show you that archeologigal site.

Smithson saw it as a contemporary example for the mayan perception of material and time. 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. I left the shabby internet cafe and walked 5 minutes towards the main plaza of Palenque, there it was: Felipe rated it it was amazing Nov 22, Instead we are led into back-waters and fringe areas; the emptied pool, evacuated dancehall and meaningless passage that together made up the Hotel Palenque”, as put by Neville Wakefield in Parkett 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.


Sean marked it as to-read Nov 21, It just happens to be there, and its boringness gives hotl a certain ambience, a certain frisson, a kind of meaning that it might not otherwise smithwon. He notes how the work was one of the last holdings of the Smithson 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.

Before leaving, Millar deposited palenaue 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 Carla Schi rated it it was amazing Oct 11,