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The exotic in the ordinary

The Tate’s Patrick Keiller exhibition gets us to examine the strange and absurd right under our noses.

Patrick Keiller’s “Robinson Insitute” takes up space at Tate Britain until October. Keiller is a film essayist whose fictional, invisible character Robinson is a scholar in a fugue, a wandering ragamuffin savant with a socialist conscience and a fascination with Rimbaud. Keiller’s films London, Robinson in Space and Robinson in Ruins are lingering images of southern England, chosen to aid, abet or upset their elegiac,…



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