Patrick Keiller: The Robinson Institute
Opens: 27/03/2012 Closes: 14/10/2012 Tate Britain, LondonThe quirky fictional star of Patrick Keiller's essay-films, Robinson, comes to the Tate Britain to ‘curate' Keiller's new installation. For The Robinson Institute, Keiller picks out and playfully arranges bits and pieces from the Tate's collection of art and objects in an idiosyncratic, seven-part installation looking at landscape and imagination. For more information visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/patrickkeiller.htm/default.shtm Buy: http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain/getting-here
The Observer“Addictive and immersive...” His gift, as in the films, lies in plucking images from the landscape and holding them to the light for contemplation, and he could have gone on and on for ever, it seems to me. But what is here will suffice to make one ruminate on the museum...
Evening Standard“An extraordinary jumble of artworks and archival materials...” The installations defy conventional museum logic — a John Constable cloud study sits close to an Ed Ruscha pastel, and a vast Andreas Gursky photograph of a Bahrain racetrack is next to a Jackson Pollock drip painting...
Guardian“A fascinating, absorbing grand tour of a ramshackle mind...” Great English landscapists and poets meet Piero Manzoni's canned shit and fossil ammonites quarried from the Cherwell valley. Phew. Even Hugo Chávez is here, among the vitrines and posters, books and videos, pamphlets and other ephemera...
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