What are the TOP 10 art quotes by Robert Smithson?

  1. A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge, and becomes a portable object or surface disengaged from the outside world.

  2. 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.

  3. Art history is less explosive than the rest of history, so it sinks faster into the pulverized regions of time.

  4. Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes his own limits on an art exhibition, rather than asking an artist to set his limits.

  5. Artists are expected to fit into fraudulent categories.

  6. Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is.

  7. A vacant white room with lights is still a submission to the neutral. Works of art seen in such spaces seem to be going through a kind of esthetic convalescence.

  8. Art's development should be dialectical and not metaphysical.

  9. Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic. Parks are finished landscapes for finished art .

  10. Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues.

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