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
“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
“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
“Las piezas parecen enormes colgantes dignos de una sacerdotisa pobre celebrando una ceremonia rica.” see full text
Untitled, 2018. Nespresso, Cabrales and other brands of coffee pods, wire, small metal scissors. 30x26cm.
Untitled, 2017/18. Argentine flag, small colored clothespins, nylon sock, discarded silver tin. 34x27cm.
Serie Todo es un globo. Mi Ciudad II Everything is a globe. My city II, 2013/2014. Acrylic and tempera on paper. 70x50cm.
Serie Todo es un globo. Mi Ciudad I Everything is a globe. My city I, 2012. Acrylic, tempera and ink on paper. 70x50cm.
Untitled, 2017/2018. Metal netting filled with small plastic balls, knitting needles, cardboard, tacks, fountain pens. 58x40cm.