Smithson speaks

21 januari 2021

Robert Smithson: Ring of Sulphur and Asphalt – 1972,

Interessant interview met Robert Smithson uit 1972 van de Oral History interviews van The Archives of American Art:

Over Sonsbeek en Broken Circle in Emmen:
“It wasn’t confined by a park or a museum, which I thought was a very good thing. And I feel that that’s one of the major problems right now, to overcome that kind of confined shell. . . . I think the metaphysics of the “thing in itself” have run their course, and . . . it’s no longer convincing to me as legitimate. . . . I’ve had to work my way out of that notion of isolation to a more relational view.”

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