I am for an art that takes into account the direct effect of the elements as they exist from day to day apart from representation.
Quote by Robert Smithson
Robert Smithson Quotes
History is a facsimile of events held together by finally biographical information.
Artists are expected to fit into fraudulent categories.
Some artists imagine they've got a hold on this apparatus, which in fact has got...
Language should be an ever developing procedure and not an isolated occurrence.
Art's development should be dialectical and not metaphysical.
Language should find itself in the physical world, and not end up locked in an...
Visiting a museum is a matter of going from void to void.
A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge, and becomes a...
Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes his own limits on an art exhibition,...
Nature is never finished.
Nature does not proceed in a straight line, it is rather a sprawling development.
Questions about form seem as hopelessly inadequate as questions about content.
Words for mental processes are all derived from physical things.
When a finished work of 20thcentury sculpture is placed in an 18th-century garden, it is...
Language thus becomes monumental because of the mutations of advertising.
The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground- congealed memories of the past that...
A vacant white room with lights is still a submission to the neutral. Works of...
The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for...
Language operates between literal and metaphorical signification.
Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic. Parks are finished...