Feminism has been a hot topic of conversation lately. With celebrities like Beyoncé declaring themselves feminists and Hilary Clinton running for president, many of the topics pertaining to feminism have become forefront news. But this isn’t a new movement and was being supported long before it became ‘mainstream’. “The Women Destroyed” by Elizabeth Glassner, Lauren Kelley, David Mramor, Allison Schulnik, Jessica Stroller and Robin F. Williams is a group exhibit inspired from Simone de Beauvior’s. The Women Destroyed which was published in 1967, at the peak of the woman’s movement.
Beauvoir’s book, The Woman Destroyed, is based on fictional novellas based on women, “long past their youth, facing unexpected crises- alienation, solitude and heartache,” as described by the shows curator, Annelis Beadnell.
Lauren Kelley, Backside Float. 2006.
The group exhibit represents the complex nature of the female crisis in both contemporary and fantasy dimensions. Though the exhibit is based off Beauvoir’s book, the artists are representing their experience before their own middle-age. “With the age shift and current contemporary conditions still unfavorable to women’s rights, this exhibit hopes to offer a reflection on this condition and perhaps a temporary antidote to the current state of our time,” Beadnell wrote.
The exhibit will be open at P.P.O.W until July 29.