Las Protegidas
The Protégeés

"Like sacred mantles unfolded in museums, they hide and display."

María Silvia Corcuera.

"The voice of the bird that the gloom conceals has grown quiet. You wander in your garden. You lack something, I know that."

Tankas.

The tigers' gold.

Jorge Luis Borges.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

Ciudad-Broche, Paralela Nº1 City-brooch, Parallel #1, 2002. Ink, paper, acrylic, cardboard on paper on hardboard. 57x90cm. Artist’s collection.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

Ciudad-Broche, Paralela Nº2 City-brooch, Parallel #2, 2005. Acrylic and cardboard cutouts on paper. 55x104cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

From the series Las Protegidas The Protégeé (triptych), 2003/2005. Acrylic and paper cutouts, paper on hardboard. 104x54cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

From the series Las Protegidas The Protégeés (triptych), 2003/2005. Acrylic and notebook cutouts and other school supplies on paper on hardboard. 102x55cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

From the series Las Protegidas The Protégeés (triptych), 2003/2005. Acrylic and paper napkins with handwritten texts on them on paper on hardboard. 103x69cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

From the series Las Protegidas The Protégeés, 2003. Acrylic, cardboar, nails, paper on hardboard. 76x122cm,aprox.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

La Protegida The Protégeé, 2003. Notebook cutouts and other school supplies on paper on hardboard. 52x102cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

La Protegida The Protégeé (detalle), 2003. Notebook cutouts and other school supplies on paper on hardboard. 52x102cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

Las Observantes The watchers, 2003. Acrylic, notebook cutouts and other school supplies on hardboard. 80x108cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

Oir dentro del silencio Hearing within the silence, 2006. Frame canvas cutouts on paper on hardboard. 106x49cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

From the series Las Protegidas The Protégeés, 2004. Tissue paper on paper on hardboard. 100x50cm. Private collection.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

From the series Las Protegidas The Protégeés, 2006. Acrylic and paper on tissue paper on hardboard. 150x100cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

From the series Las Protegidas The Protégeés, Argentia, 2004. Acrylic, cigarette box silver foil on paper on hardboard. 103x69cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

From the series Las Protegidas The Protégeés, 2009/2010. Paper, purchase receipt, chinese newspapers in allusion to the “Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo” on hardboard. 150x100cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

Installation, Untitled, 2010. Acrylic, fabric, epoxy resin, putty, thread. 130x110cmapprox.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

Mar de llanto Sea of sorrow, 2009/2010. Epoxy resin, acrylic on wood. 110x184cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

Mar de llanto Sea of sorrow (detail), 2009/2010. Epoxy resin, acrylic on wood. 110x184cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

Mar de llanto Sea of sorrow, 2005. Epoxy resin and acrylic. 80x120cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

From the series Las Rayadas The Madwomen, 2011. Acrylic on hardboard. 150x100cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

La Gran Custodia I The Great Custody I, 2012. Acrylic, tabs from bracelets with European and Latin American religious imagery made in China. 150x100cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

From the series Las Protegidas The Protégeés, 2011. Glue in allusion to the substance sniffed by homeless children, acrylic on hardboard. 150x100cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

From the series Las Protegidas The Protégeés (detail), 2011. Glue in allusion to the substance sniffed by homeless children, acrylic on hardboard. 150x100cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

From the series Las Protegidas The Protégeés, 2011. Argentinian stock exchange bonds from the 60s through the 80s. 150x100cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

La Mordaza The Gag (detail), 2009/2010. Paper, thread, acrylic on hardboard. 150x100cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

La Mordaza The Gag, 2009/2010. Paper, thread, acrylic on hardboard. 150x100cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

From the series Las Protegidas, El acecho The Protégeés, The prowl, 2009. Acrylic and paper envelopes on paper on hardboard. 150x110cm.

Maria Silvia Corcuera, argentinian woman artist, latinoamerican fashion, The Protégeés

From the series Las Protegidas, El acecho II The Protégeés, The prowl II, 2009. Acrylic and paper envelopes on paper on hardboard. 150x110cm.