A very ballsy American artist has made herself very unpopular with the First Family over a conceptual art installation featuring Ivanka Trump.
It shows the President’s advisor (aka Trump’s daughter) as you’ve never seen her before… vacuuming.
Ivanka is said to be infuriated by the exhibit aptly named “Ivanka vacuums”.
The art piece by Jennifer Rubell, currently on display at Flashpoint gallery in Washington DC, encourages the public to throw crumbs on a bright pink carpeted platform, while Ivanka 2.0 vacuums up the mess, her smile never wavering.
It live-streams for two hours every night.
One of the ‘conversations’ the artwork is trying to evoke is the idea Ivanka “cleans up” after her father. Watch her doing so in this video.
A text description next to the work reads, “A figure whose public persona incorporates an almost comically wide range of feminine identities – daughter, wife, mother, sister, working woman, blonde.”
The performance art is quite obviously intended to provoke discussion.
And it has most certainly succeeded there.
Ivanka has slammed the “offensive” art installation, telling the ABC: “I think it’s a very sexist representation of a woman, but what bothered me about this image is they hired a 16-year-old girl to stand there and have crumbs thrown at her.
“I have a real problem with that, and that’s what has infuriated me more than anything,” she said.
She also took to Twitter…
Women can choose to knock each other down or build each other up. I choose the latter. https://t.co/MFri4xKhNI
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 5, 2019
The artist tried (and failed) to appeal to her personally.
Ivanka, I would encourage you to see the piece and form your own direct response. I would be happy to arrange for you to do it alone with none of the media circus that has formed around it. Not knocking anyone down. Exploring complicated subjects we all care about.
— Jennifer Rubell (@jenniferrubell) February 5, 2019