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
Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes his own limits on an art exhibition,...
Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues.
Abstraction is everybody's zero but nobody's nought.
Visiting a museum is a matter of going from void to void.
Art's development should be dialectical and not metaphysical.
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...
Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is.
Language should find itself in the physical world, and not end up locked in an...
The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground- congealed memories of the past that...
Language thus becomes monumental because of the mutations of advertising.
Language operates between literal and metaphorical signification.
Museums are tombs, and it looks like everything is turning into a museum.
The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for...
Some artists imagine they've got a hold on this apparatus, which in fact has got...
Parks are idealizations of nature, but nature in fact is not a condition of the...
Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic. Parks are finished...
Art history is less explosive than the rest of history, so it sinks faster into...
Questions about form seem as hopelessly inadequate as questions about content.
Nature does not proceed in a straight line, it is rather a sprawling development.