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
Instead of causing us to remember the past like the old monuments, the new monuments...
Nature is never finished.
Language thus becomes monumental because of the mutations of advertising.
Art history is less explosive than the rest of history, so it sinks faster into...
Nature does not proceed in a straight line, it is rather a sprawling development.
Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues.
The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for...
Museums are tombs, and it looks like everything is turning into a museum.
From the top of the quarry cliffs, one could see the New Jersey suburbs bordered...
Language should be an ever developing procedure and not an isolated occurrence.
Parks are idealizations of nature, but nature in fact is not a condition of the...
Language operates between literal and metaphorical signification.
Artists are expected to fit into fraudulent categories.
Mistakes and dead-ends often mean more to these artists than any proven problem.
When a finished work of 20thcentury sculpture is placed in an 18th-century garden, it is...
The museum spreads its surfaces everywhere, and becomes an untitled collection of generalizations that mobilize...
Language should find itself in the physical world, and not end up locked in an...
History is representational, while time is abstract; both of these artifices may be found in...
Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic. Parks are finished...
Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is.