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Black Cracker in Auckland

ARTSPACE is delighted to invite renowned Berlin based
American MC, poet, producer,visual artist, performer and publisher, BLACK CRACKER to New Zealand for the very first time.

This March , as part of “ THE BILL ” a programme of exhibitions and events marking the 30th anniversary of the 1986 Homosexual Law Reform Act in New Zealand Aotearoa Black Cracker will collaborate with a locally based choir to produce a sound art piece, performed during Auckland Art Festival’s White Night “Since moving to Auckland, and experiencing Aotearoa’s unique context, I have been imagining a musical collaborator for a piece to reflect on the physical, cultural and more importantly, the political context of our community. I imagined hearing Black Cracker on K’Road, or at Piha beach. This queer story with an interest on hypermasculinity will have a New Zealand chapter now, and Artspace is so proud to be able to host him here” says Artspace Director/Curator Misal Adnan Yıldız.

After releasing his album “ Poster Boy ” in 2014 Black Cracker performed in Berlin’s Yo! Sissy Festival 2015 alongside Peaches, the Pet Shop Boys and Christeene plus many more. Named in Huffington Post’s “11 Transgender Artists of Colour You Should Know” , He has recently opened for GEasy, FKA Twigs, Big Freedia, and My Brightest Diamond.

Describing himself as “Stoic as fuck, with a baby face and a set of bluecollar shoulders, Black Cracker rocks a swag aesthetic that lies somewhere between Dipset and Blackbox.”

MARCH 9th BLACK CRACKER in collaboration with GFS w/ support from LVJ & k2k @ NECK OF THE WOODS AUCKLAND MARCH 12th WHITE NIGHT @ ARTSPACE a sound piece/performance with a local choir & BLACK CRACKER featuring GFS.


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