Ruins in reverse

Robert Smithson: A Tour of the Monuments of Passaic, New Jersey

(publicado como: “The Monuments of Passaic”, Artforum, Dezembro de 1967)

«I began to learn about the city. The ravines, the coal elevators, the brickyard. Although I wouldn’t have been able to put it into words then, aftermath fascinated me. The silence drama of abandonment of the empty factories and storage bins, the decaying freighters and industrial ruins»

(Anne Michaels: Fugitive Pieces, London: Bloomsbury, 2009, p. 228)


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