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Cristine Brache, 'My porcelain hat', (2017). Detail view. Courtesy the artist + Fierman, New York.
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Cristine Brache, 'Fallen hands', (2017). Detail view. Courtesy the artist + Fierman, New York.
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Cristine Brache, '1 Families Chrismas (replica)', (2017). Detail view. Courtesy the artist + Fierman, New York.
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Cristine Brache, '1 Families Chrismas (replica)', (2017). Detail view. Courtesy the artist + Fierman, New York.
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Cristine Brache, '1 Families Chrismas (replica)', (2017). Detail view. Courtesy the artist + Fierman, New York.
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Cristine Brache, 'Colonial style Domino table (self-portrait)', (2017). Detail view. Courtesy the artist + Fierman, New York.
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Cristine Brache, 'Colonial style Domino table (self-portrait)', (2017). Detail view. Courtesy the artist + Fierman, New York.
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Cristine Brache, 'I Love Me, I Love Me Not' (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Fierman, New York.

Valuing oneself + unpacking the past with Cristine Brache’s I Love Me, I Love Me Not

, 20 February 2017

Cristine Brache’s solo exhibition I Love Me, I Love Me Not at New York’s Fierman opened February 10 and is running until March 19. 

The exhibition comes accompanied by a text, written by Brache and annotated by manuel arturo abreu, which moves between the first-person subjective experience of her Taíno, Puerto Rican and US-American identity and abreu’s theoretical footnotes that connect and challenge the ideas of the two artists. 

“With each pass, from vessel to vessel.6 
 
6 Brache presents works that speak to the coloniality of mestizx identity, with its simultaneous assimilatory striving and inexorable sense of loss: a maple domino table with colonial-style legs features porcelain Hoyle-clone playing cards instead of dominos on the raised playing area, which has been coated in the “flesh” tones of silicone.”
 
In addition, Blood No Memory was held on February 11 and included poetry readings by Brache, Rin Johnson, Jameson Fitzpatrick, and Cat Tyc.
 
Cristine Brache is an artist and poet who works between Toronto and Miami and recently exhibited Givens at Los Angeles’ AALA. Her first book of poems, I love me, I love me not via Químerica Books will be published in late 2017.**