A tour of the monuments of passaic new jersey by robert smithson
The illustrated travel-essay “a tour of the monuments of passaic, new jersey” (1967) other times permanent, large-scale sculptural interventions, as in the case of spiral jetty. Passaic, new jersey (2006) on wednesday, october 4, 2006, i leave home at 9 am ‘a tour of the monuments in passaic’ i then take the subway to port authority bus terminal on 41st street and 8th avenue, the place where smithson began his tour, back in september1967 i’m unable to ﬁnd a wireless network to download a map from passaic. Smithson provided his own version of initiating his relation to aldiss’s earthworks when he recounted that he “bought a copy of the signet paperback” at the port authority building before embarking on a bus to what three months later in artforum, december 1967, became his essay “a tour of the monuments of passaic, new jersey” 3. The travel essay, “a tour of the monuments of passaic”, records a bus trip from manhattan to the small town of passaic in new jersey where smithson grew up with insight and humour he depicts passaics buildings and ruins – a sandbox and a broken sewage pipe for example – as if they were monuments in rome. « a tour of the monuments u cours de l’année 1967, le célèbre récit que l’artiste américain of passaic » (1967), the image of the city robert smithson donna en 1967 de sa visite according to robert smithson ».
In 1959, robert smithson, a young abstract painter who would eventually become known as a pioneer of land art, went back to his boyhood home, in new jersey, to visit his pediatrician. Robert smithson (1938-1973), artista americano, è nato a passaic nel new jersey, usa, il 2 gennaio 1938 morì in texas il 20 luglio 1973, all’eta di 35 anni. Robert smithson’s new jersey montclair art museum, montclair, new jersey 23 february – 22 june 2014 by anne blood published in artforum in 1967, robert smithson’s a tour of the monuments of passaic, new jersey is a travelogue, beginning at the port authority in new york city and ending with a sandbox in a playground in passaic. Abstract english we would like to return to the famous travelogue that the american artist robert smithson wrote in 1967 about his tour of the city of passaic, new jersey.
From ‘monuments of passaic, new jersey’ (1967) in december 1967 smithson’s essay a tour of the monuments of passaic was published in artforum, phyllis tuchman too returns to the importance of robert smithson’s monuments of passaic (1967) for our times, as did luc sante in 1998. In december 1967, robert smithson published a photographic essay in artforum magazine that would become a landmark of 1960s art not only did the essay, “the monuments of passaic,” signal a. Robert smithson (1938-1973), one of the most important artists of his generation, produced sculpture, earthworks, drawings, and paintings in addition to the writings collected here jack flam is distinguished professor of art history at brooklyn college and the graduate center of the city university of new york. The american sublime robert smithson's epic earthwork, or like smithson’s marvelous “a tour of the monuments of passaic, new jersey,” which appeared in artforum the following year in.
Robert smithson, fountain monument in a tour of the monuments of passaic, new jersey, 1967 robert smithson, bridge monument in a tour of the monuments of passaic, new jersey, 1967 robert smithson, sand-box monument (also called the desert) in a tour of the monuments of passaic, new jersey, 1967. Robert smithson: a tour of the monuments of passaic, new jersey in un testo pubblicato nel 1967 sulle pagine di «artforum», l'artista statunitense robert smithson. Smithson, from northern new jersey, had his own primary structures, but he seemed to work everywhere and nowhere as well, a paradox dear to his own view of the landscape he offered a guided tour of the swamps, while holt trudged after him, recording on film the barely changing scenery and her own shadow.
Robert smithson bus tour of sites of the monuments of passaic, new jersey with curatorial walk-through of the exhibition 'robert smithson’s new jersey' at the montclair art museum sunday, june 8, 10 am - 5 pm. Tribute to passaic international reenactment of robert smithson’s journey in new jersey on saturday, september 30, 1967 , robert smithson, equipped with his kodak instamatic, a science fiction book in hand, takes a bus to new york and gets off at passaic, new jersey. The monuments of passaic, 1967, imagens extraídas da série de 24 fotografias em preto e branco a partir de negativos originais de 7,6 x 7,6cm fonte das imagens: robert smithson, le paysage entropique 1960/1973. On robert smithson’s a tour of the monuments of passaic, new jersey abstract : my talk will deal with “negative sightseeing” in the 1960s, especially in new york and new jersey, via an investigation of robert smithson’s exploration of suburbia in his essay a tour of the monuments of passaic, new jersey (1967.
A tour of the monuments of passaic new jersey by robert smithson
Robert smithson, the legendary land works artist who created spiral jetty in utah, was captivated by the industrial landscape of his native state of new jersey he pays homage to this in monuments of passaic new jersey. Smithson develops a method of field trips and thick description and deploys the format of the travel narrative to construct reports, famously in a tour of the monuments of passaic, new jersey (1967) what can we learn from smithson’s practice. In this ongoing series, writers are invited to discuss a contemporary work that has special significance for them one saturday in september 1967, robert smithson, equipped with a kodak instamatic and a copy of brian aldiss' science-fiction novel earthworks, took a no 30 bus out of port authority, bound for passaic, new jersey. Partner, the artist nancy smithson’s account robert smithson and monuments of passaic, new jersey” there is a case to be made holt, made through the yucatan landscape and the ictions this new kind of art as arriving from some insertion of small mirrors other space-time.
- The photographs i’ve posted here from my staycation travelogue are also in part an homage to a tour of the monuments of passaic, robert smithson’s 1967 conceptual art odyssey to suburban new jersey.
- Photo from ‘monuments of passaic’ (1967/printed 2013), taken by smithson in downtown passaic (courtesy the estate of robert smithson and james cohan gallery) in downtown passaic, the streets.
- In december 1967 smithson’s essay a tour of the monuments of passaic was published in artforum, illustrated with the monuments he discovered on his journey – including the fountain monument, seen above de wachter sets out to find the monuments of his time some fifty years later.
533 west 26 st new york ny 10001 291 grand st new york ny 10002 212 714 9500 jamescohancom russeth, andrew, “out of site: finding robert smithson’s new jersey,” the new york observer , may 5, 2014. 163 robert smithson a tour of the monuments of passaic, new jersey he laughed softly i know there's no way out not through the barrier maybe that isn't what i want, after all. In the essay “a tour of the monuments of passaic, new jersey,” smithson doesn’t expand the definition of art so much as dissolve the limits around those human projects deemed worthy of analysis a naturalist museology takes in contemporary sculpture, and the sculptor’s eye grazes on the aesthetic of the new jersey suburbs.