I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, because I don’t hate you; I love you...

Jordana Bragg, Xun Cao, Juliet Carpenter with ZK Steiner-Fox, Fiona Clark, Ary Jansen, Paul Johns, Pati Solomona Tyrell, Sorawit Songsataya, Owen Connors, Daniel John Corbett Sanders with No Pride in Prisons 

February 11 - 26, 2017

Opening Saturday, February 11, 6pm 
With an opening speech from No Pride in Prisons

Prior to the opening the group No Pride in Prisons invite you to join them in the 10,000 TOO MANY march. Meet at 12pm Saturday February 11, at Aotea square to walk towards the Corrections Facility. Further details are here

Organised by Artspace NZ and Michael Lett in dialogue with Ary Jansen and presented in association with the Auckland Pride Festival

Michael Lett (upstairs) and Artspace NZ Studio (carpark entrance)
On Cross Street: Search & Destroy, Glamuzina Architects and Sunset Tattoo
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Jordana Bragg, 'What intimidates you?' (1 of 10 part series 'Days Since and Again So Soon').


I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, because I don’t hate you; I love you... is an off site project organised by Artspace NZ and Michael Lett in dialogue with Ary Jansen as part of Auckland Pride Festival’s visual arts programme.


The title is borrowed from emerging Auckland based artist Ary Jansen’s video trilogy “What makes me deserving of this space?” which is constructed as an open letter from a transgender son to the Art World as paternal figure. Within rising selfie-consumerist culture, the project revisits the psychoanalytical foundations of self-perception, self-image, attachment and intimacy, and is a call to reconsider the politics of representation within a queer climate.

Ary JansenAry Jansen, 'i hate you, i hate you, i hate you, because i don’t hate you; i love you', 2016/17 (digital still).


Today “hate” is visibly injected into everyday politics, and racist, misogynist, homophobic, and sexist arguments bombard publics. From the Orlando massacre to the gay bashings in Nigeria, police violence in Istanbul’s Pride Walk to the clash between police and “No Pride in Prisons” protesters during Auckland’s Pride Parade, this project acknowledges the victims of hate, supporters of radical love and global activist contributions from LGBTQI organisations from all over the world. 


Breaking free of the enclosure of the gallery space, the project intends to penetrate into the everyday life of the city, developing intimate conversations between visitors, hosting venues and participating artists. The collaborative dialogue between Artspace NZ and Michael Lett gallery with hosting venues on Cross St. will generate an open exhibition ground for presenting recent works from locally based artists with queer perspectives.