Women Designers Used Art Share Perspectives at This All-Female Art Show

By: Ellen Smith - May 8, 2017
References: chambernyc & dezeen
A New York gallery hosted an all-female art show curated by Matylda Krzykowski to explore and celebrate women. The exhibition, titled 'A Room With Its Own Rules,' featured exclusively female designers who were commissioned to create one-of-a-kind designs that allowed their personal experiences as women to manifest in colorful, scriptural and architectural creations.

Common themes of femininity and body politics were explored in many of the pieces. Designer Johanna Grawunder displayed a glowing pink installation, which acted as a response to recorded comments about women. Other designers, like ├ůsa Jungnelius, created giant lipsticks to represent a woman's ability to weaponize beauty expectations as a form of empowerment, not oppression.

The women involved in the feminist art show commented that the art and design world is largely male-dominated and they wanted their own space to celebrate and explore womanhood.