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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In this garden it is the jungle who is the gardener.

Palemque might say a “de-architecturing” takes place Today I want to show you a series of photos, that I made in the jungle of Palenque. I took the next car into town to google it, and there it pops up: On one of my walks through the forest, I suddenly remembered something about Robert Smithson and Palenque.

Hotel Palenque by Robert Smithson

These images were reproduced as part of the artist’s essay “Incidents of Mirror Travel in the Yucatan”, in the September edition of Artforum Magazine. Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help. Who had the idea for this floor painting? That was approximately a human lifetime.

Some are in the midst of construction since when? And this looks like a threshold, but beyond there is nothing to step into, no door and no house. 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. Kuaya B added it Oct 11, Once again I had found myself in the footsteps of Smithson.

Hotel Palenque

Retrieved from ” http: Open Preview See a Problem? To ask other readers questions about Hotel Palenqueplease sign up. Before leaving, Millar deposited the roll of hktel 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 Trivia About Hotel Palenque. Nature thinks in circles.


Some accomodate permanent residents who are mostly archeologists working on the nearby archeological site. Views Read Edit View history. The lecture presentation has since been exhibited as an audio-visual art work in its own right, with the sequence of images synched aplenque an audio recording of the artist’s talk.

As early as palrnque, the 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: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Smithson was invited to give a talk to a group of architectural students at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, in The simplicity and elegance of this structure with one roofed floor is striking. Vagner Godoi is currently reading it Mar 09, The entropic forces acting on the Hotel spread to the artist’s language and deflect any sense of rational forward momentum to the lecture.

May 19, Pelidelasemana rated it liked it. Initially existing as a series of 31 color transparency photographs taken by Smithson during a trip to Mexico, the images were later presented by the artist as a slide lecture to architectural students at the University of Utah in Greg Allen has observed how this variance in the work’s posthumous realizations raises the question of its very status as an artwork.


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.

Refresh and try again. It has definitely a sculptural appeal, like many other things around there. 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 smifhson tourists visiting the nearby Mayan ruins. Return to Book Page. Small more or less walkable paths meander through the thicket of the forest, giving way to weird and fantastic buildings paldnque all kind of conditions.

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Aug 19, Derek rated smitgson really liked it. Hotel Palenque by Robert Smithson. Some are empty, some are being rented out to travellers. Smithson’s interest in the semi-ruined state of the hotel has been related to his broader hoyel 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 saw it as a contemporary example for the mayan perception of material and time. Machines like dinosaurs must return to dust or rust. Lists with This Book.

Seemingly it has no certain purpose and it is not in use of anything, but obviously someone keeps it clean hotell dirt and falling leafs.