The Woman Destroyed


Jun. 30, 2024 - Jul. 29, 2016

535 West 22nd Street
New York, 10011
(212) 647-1044

P •P •O •W is pleased to present a group exhibition taking inspiration from Simone de Beauvoir’s book The Woman Destroyed published at the height of the international women’s civil rights movement in 1967. De Beauvior’s existential publication is comprised of three fictional novellas on the theme of women, long past their youth, facing unexpected crises- alienation, solitude and heartache. Using de Beauvoir’s character’s psychologically profound empathy and exasperation towards societal and domestic expectations, the artists, Elizabeth Glaessner, Lauren Kelley, David Mramor, Allison Schulnik, Jessica Stoller and Robin F. Williams present works that extend the complexities of female crisis into contemporary and fantastical dimensions.

All of the artists in the exhibition, unlike de Beauvoir’s characters, are experiencing the societal pressures that the author exposes 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.

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