‘Ivanka Vacuuming’ – This is bad art!
This dumb ‘interactive’ art exhibit shows an Ivanka Trump look-alike vacuuming and tidying up. You can even toss crumbs at her as she hoovers away. This is bad art.
A Washington, D.C. art gallery has launched an exhibit that features an Ivanka Trump doppelganger hoovering up crumbs and random crud off a pink carpet. Visitors (about 8 in all turned up) can fling stuff onto a plush floor for her to clean — supposedly to promote feminism. ‘Ivanka Vacuuming,’ by artist Jennifer Rubell, is an exhibit that CulturalDC is showcasing at the Flashpoint Gallery for the next two weeks. The press summary reads like this: “Inspired by a figure whose public persona incorporates an almost comically wide range of feminine identities—daughter, wife, mother, sister, model, working woman, blonde — ‘Ivanka Vacuuming’ is simultaneously a visual celebration of a contemporary feminine icon; a portrait of our own relationship to that figure; and a questioning of our complicity in her role-playing.”
In front of the Ivanka look-alike, viewers will see a ‘white pedestal’ with a colossal heap of crumbs (above). Viewers are “invited” to distribute them onto the carpet, as Ivanka submissively vacuums up the mess, “her smile never wavering.” “Here is what’s complicated: we enjoy throwing the crumbs for Ivanka to vacuum,” Rubell said in a statement. “That is the icky truth at the center of the work. It’s funny, it’s pleasurable, it makes us feel powerful, and we want to do it more.”
She added: “We like having the power to elicit a specific and certain response. Also, we know she’ll keep vacuuming whether we do it or not, so it’s not really our fault, right?”
THIS IS SHITTY ART!
Images Ivanka Trump + Flashpoint Gallery
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