La Dote Argentia
The Argentian Dowry

A dowry is equal to donation, property, legacy and value. It commercializes the body, covers the walls, and exposes things. It includes both the new and the used. It is measured in money, furniture and estate, clothing and belongings, ornaments and jewelry. It is composed of an emerald necklace and a brass choker, a pearl pin and a brass one, a ruby bracelet and a bead one, an ebony cross and one made with sticks, a silver Christ and a worn plate depicting Saint Anthony of Padua. It possesses gender specificity; it prerepresents class and denotes identity. It reaches, dresses and undresses all women, rich and poor. For a woman to be wed, it was impossible to dispense with it. And thus does María Silvia Corcuera expose it in her work in this, our current Argentia.

Ana María Presta, PH.D

Historian

“Corcuera's work shows not only humour, but also the use of tools provided only by a deep knowledge of art history.” see full text

Ana Martínez Quijano

Ámbito Financiero

“Corcuera, a través de las distintas piezas de la muestra pone en tapete el tema del trabajo, un tema que sacude a nuestro país y al mundo. La inestabilidad que conlleva este momento de transición con el cambio de paradigma.” see full text

Marcela Costa Peuser

Arte Online

“Las piezas parecen enormes colgantes dignos de una sacerdotisa pobre celebrando una ceremonia rica.” see full text

Eugenia Viña

Ramona

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

Untitled, 2018. Nespresso, Cabrales and other brands of coffee pods, wire, small metal scissors. 30x26cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

Untitled, 2018. Cork, gold and silver glitter, cardboard, plastic dice. 37x25cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

Untitled, 2017/2018. Foam rubber cooling tubes, tin ex-votos, blue wire. 27x35cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

Untitled, 2017/2018. Gold gilded cropped light screen. 70x40cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

Untitled, 2017/18. Argentine flag, small colored clothespins, nylon sock, discarded silver tin. 34x27cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

Untitled, 2017/2018. Soda can, gold glitter, corks, acrylic, macrame thread. 56x10cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

Untitled, 2018. Shoelaces, champagne wire tied with aluminum wire, bells. 39x35cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

Serie Todo es un globo. Mi Ciudad II Everything is a globe. My city II, 2013/2014. Acrylic and tempera on paper. 70x50cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

Serie Todo es un globo. Mi Ciudad I Everything is a globe. My city I, 2012. Acrylic, tempera and ink on paper. 70x50cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

San Cayetano Saint Cajetan, 2017/2018. Acrylic, Saint Cajetan stamps, mirror foil, cotton thread. 70x50cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

Untitled, 2014. Trimmed wood, epoxy putty, acrylic paint. 16x19cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

Untitled, 2014. Trimmed wood, beads from saint bracelets, macrame thread, clay beads. 20x40cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

Untitled, 2017/2018. Cotton rope, acrylic, macrame thread, plastic beads. 34x29cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

Untitled, 2015. Hand-dyed string, wood, used paintbrushes. 40x40cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

Untitled, 2017/2018. Broken plastic peinetón repaired with red cotton thread, tags. 16x19cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

Untitled, 2017/2018. Metal netting filled with small plastic balls, knitting needles, cardboard, tacks, fountain pens. 58x40cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, painting, sculpture, The Argentian Dowry

Serie Todo es un globo. Homenaje a Klinger Everything is a globe. Tribute to Klinger, 2015. Acrylic, tempera and ink on paper. 50x70cm.