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Adam Phillips: ‘Taste is problematic when it is a militant and aggressive narrowing of the mind’

The psychoanalyst and writer on an exhibition he’s created about ‘the vulgar’, and when taste becomes narrow-mindedness The psychoanalyst Adam Phillips is the author of essays and books that include On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored; and Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life. With his partner, the curator and academic Judith Clark, he has created an exhibition at the Barbican, London called The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined, which questions the idea of bad taste, and opens at the Barbican, London, on 13 October.
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