Museums are tombs, and it looks like everything is turning into a museum.
Quote by Robert Smithson
Robert Smithson Quotes
Abstraction is everybody's zero but nobody's nought.
History is representational, while time is abstract; both of these artifices may be found in...
A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge, and becomes a...
Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic. Parks are finished...
Questions about form seem as hopelessly inadequate as questions about content.
Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues.
Visiting a museum is a matter of going from void to void.
Words for mental processes are all derived from physical things.
Some artists imagine they've got a hold on this apparatus, which in fact has got...
Language should find itself in the physical world, and not end up locked in an...
Language operates between literal and metaphorical signification.
Art's development should be dialectical and not metaphysical.
I am for an art that takes into account the direct effect of the elements...
When a finished work of 20thcentury sculpture is placed in an 18th-century garden, it is...
Parks are idealizations of nature, but nature in fact is not a condition of the...
The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for...
Nature does not proceed in a straight line, it is rather a sprawling development.
Artists are expected to fit into fraudulent categories.
History is a facsimile of events held together by finally biographical information.
Mistakes and dead-ends often mean more to these artists than any proven problem.