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Gavin Jantjes

Born, 1948 in Cape Town, South Africa

Gavin Jantjes’ work was included in the From Two Worlds exhibition at Whitechapel Art Gallery, 30 July - 7 September 1986. His work was included in the landmark exhibition The Other Story: Afro-Asian artists in post-war Britain, Hayward Gallery, London, 1989. He contributed the essay Red rags to the bull in the Other Voices section of The Other Story catalogue.

Amna Malik, of Slade School of Fine Art, contributed a text that looked at specific pieces of work by Jantjes, to Exiles, Diasporas & Strangers, one of four books in a series titled Annotating Art’s Histories, jointly published by The MIT Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts and iniva the Institute of International Visual Arts, London, published in 2008 and edited by Kobena Mercer.

Conceptualising ‘Black’ British Art Through the Lens of Exile. Within this illustrated chapter, Malik looked at specific work, or bodies of work by three artists: Gavin Jantjes, Mona Hatoum and Mitra Tabrizian.

Gavin Jantjes’ The First Real Ameri(k)an Target, 1974 was reproduced in Kobena Mercer’s Introduction to his Pop Art and Vernacular Cultures (2007) which was also edited by Mercer. 

One of Jantjes’ paintings, Untitled, 1989, was reproduced in Mercer’s Introduction to the first volume in his Annotating Art’s Histories series, Cosmopolitan Modernisms, inIVA and MIT Press, 2005.

Related items + view all 30

click to show details of The Other Story - exhibition guide

»  The Other Story - exhibition guide

Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 1989

click to show details of The Other Story - guide

»  The Other Story - guide

Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 1989

click to show details of The Other Story - Manchester invitation

»  The Other Story - Manchester invitation

Invite relating to an exhibition, 1990

click to show details of The Other Story - Wolverhampton invitation

»  The Other Story - Wolverhampton invitation

Invite relating to an exhibition, 1990

click to show details of Third Text: The Other Story

»  Third Text: The Other Story

Journal relating to an exhibition, 1989

Related exhibitions

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»  Cornerhouse

Manchester, United Kingdom

»  Hayward Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  Manchester City Art Gallery

Manchester, United Kingdom

»  The New Art Gallery Walsall

Walsall, United Kingdom

»  Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom