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Pride and prejudice

Review relating to an exhibition, 1989
Published by: The Independent
Year published: 1989
Number of pages: 1

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Single sheet A3 landscape/monochrome photocopy from original/Review from The Independent, Tuesday 5 December, 1989 - Arts Section p.19.

Title: Pride and Prejudice
Subtitle: Andrew Graham Dixon on The Other Story at the Hayward and Anish Kapoor at the Lisson Gallery

Review contains a reproduction of a painting with the following caption: “Untitled work by Gavin Jantjes (1989); juxtaposing one of Picasso’s Demoiselles d“Avignon with the “primitive“ mask that was a source of inspiration”
Largely critical review - in view of the thematic and of the artwork shown. An extract from the text: “The criticism often levelled at against such work is that it represents the immigrant artist’s inability to assimilate the Western modernist tradition, which he copies uncomprehendingly. That particular scenario - Simple Immigrant Baffled by the West - doesn’t fit the facts. None of these artists is particularly unsophisticated; you just get the impression that their work is uninteresting, and that race has nothing to do with it. It is tame and derivative, but so is the work of most second rate artists,whether they come from Neasden or Manila.”

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»  Lubaina Himid MBE, CBE

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»  Keith Piper

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»  Donald Rodney

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