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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.

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click to show details of Back to Black - brochure

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Brochure relating to an exhibition, 2005

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2005

click to show details of Back to Black: art, cinema and the racial imaginary

»  Back to Black: art, cinema and the racial imaginary

Review relating to an exhibition, 2005

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»  A Bizarre Form of Anthropology

Article relating to an exhibition, 1987

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Book relating to a publication, 2005

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Brochure relating to a publication, 2004

click to show details of Exiles, Diasporas & Strangers

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Book relating to a publication, 2008

click to show details of From Two Worlds - catalogue

»  From Two Worlds - catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1986

click to show details of From Two Worlds - press release

»  From Two Worlds - press release

Press release relating to an exhibition, 1986

click to show details of Gavin Jantjes: Recent Work - Private View card

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 1990

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1985

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»  Gavin Jantjes: Zulu - card for special viewing of the exhibition

Announcement relating to an exhibition, 1989

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Article relating to an exhibition, 2005

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Book relating to a publication, 2013

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Announcement relating to an individual

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Article relating to an individual, 1992

click to show details of Korabra - Gavin Jantjes

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1986

click to show details of Korabra: Paintings by Gavin Jantjes - preview card - Liverpool

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 1988

click to show details of Korabra: Paintings by Gavin Jantjes - preview card - London

»  Korabra: Paintings by Gavin Jantjes - preview card - London

Invite relating to an exhibition, 1986

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Invite relating to an exhibition

click to show details of The Other Story - catalogue

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1989

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Article relating to an exhibition, 1989

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Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 1989

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»  The Other Story - gallery listing

Gallery Listings relating to an exhibition, 1990

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Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 1989

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 1990

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 1990

click to show details of Pop Art and Vernacular Cultures

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Book relating to a publication, 2007

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Article relating to an exhibition, 1989

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Review relating to an exhibition, 1989

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1997

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 1990

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Announcement relating to a gallery, 1990

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Article relating to an exhibition, 1991

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1991

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Journal relating to an exhibition, 1989

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1997

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Review relating to an exhibition, 1986

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Press release relating to an exhibition, 1989

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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