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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 40

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

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»  The Black-Art Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  The Bluecoat Gallery

Liverpool, United Kingdom

»  Brixton Art Gallery

Brixton, London, United Kingdom

»  The Bronx Museum of the Arts

United States of America

»  Caribbean Cultural Center

United States of America

»  City Museum and Art Gallery

Plymouth, United Kingdom

»  City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

»  Cornerhouse

Manchester, United Kingdom

»  Edward Totah Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  Fruitmarket Gallery

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

»  Hayward Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Coventry, United Kingdom

»  Ikon Gallery

Birmingham, United Kingdom

»  Maclaurin Art Gallery

Ayr, United Kingdom

»  Manchester City Art Gallery

Manchester, United Kingdom

»  The New Art Gallery Walsall

Walsall, United Kingdom

»  Northern Centre for Contemporary Art

Sunderland, United Kingdom

»  Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Exeter, United Kingdom

»  Royal Festival Hall

London, United Kingdom

»  Studio Museum in Harlem

New York, United States of America

»  Towner Art Gallery

Eastbourne, United Kingdom

»  Whitechapel Art Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom