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Ivanka Trump, a White House adviser and President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, hit back at a new art exhibit that features her name and a look-alike model. In a tweet on Tuesday, Ivanka Trump denounced the exhibit, "Ivanka Vacuuming," which portrays the first daughter as vacuuming crumbs that onlookers throw. Her brothers also slammed the exhibit. "Sad, but not surprising to watch self professed 'feminists' launching sexist attacks against @IvankaTrump ," Donald Trump Jr. tweeted. "In their crazed world, sexism is OK if hurts their political enemies."

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"Ivanka Vacuuming" will be displayed from 6 to 8 p.m. ET each day until February 17 in Washington and via a livestream: https://www.culturaldc.org/ivanka-vacuuming

From the artist: "Here is what's complicated: we enjoy throwing the crumbs for Ivanka to vacuum. 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," notes [Jennifer] Rubell. "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?"

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It shows their disdain for the things regular people do.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-02-05 06:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They should do a "Melania Modeling" exhibit.

Guaranteed big ratings.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-05 06:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#1

You are correct, it does show the artist's disdain for the things regular people do.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-05 06:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Vacuuming is to be looked upon with disdain, is what this says to you?

It's not art, it's an elaborate Roomba ad!

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-05 06:39 PM | Reply

You are correct, it does show the artist's disdain for the things regular people do.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-05 06:34 PM | Reply

The artist vacuums. Ivanka hires an illegal.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2019-02-05 06:50 PM | Reply

Artists often display every day activities. It let's us examine our lives in a different context.

But I wouldn't expect a Trumper to know about art beyond Kid Rock.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-02-05 06:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is "art?" lol

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-02-05 06:54 PM | Reply

This is "art?" lol

#7 | Posted by nullifidian

It's guerilla theatre. You liked it before you got old.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2019-02-05 06:57 PM | Reply

"But I wouldn't expect a Trumper to know about art beyond Kid Rock."

ROC likes King Crimson.

He's an enlightened Trumper.

#9 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-02-05 06:57 PM | Reply

Banner..nobody knows your name because you say stupid ---- like that, you fool.

Frigging Patel, that guy is weird.

#10 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-05 06:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I get it.

#11 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-02-05 06:58 PM | Reply

#6

Ohhh....Wow....Sizzle

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-05 06:59 PM | Reply

#9

I am a King Crimson fan...and a Never Trumper.

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-05 07:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

-It's guerilla theatre.

Agitprop by a political activist masquerading as "art."

#14 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-02-05 07:04 PM | Reply

Is Serrano available to do a life-sized Pi5s Ivanka?

That would work on so many levels.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-05 07:12 PM | Reply

Ivanka does NOT vacuum. She has better, bigger, more important things to do like run a company, launder money (but not clothes!) and help run the country with her daddy and hubby, so she hires a maid/housekeeper to do that sort of menial task.

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-05 08:28 PM | Reply

A better art exhibit would be having a fake Ivanka throwing out crumbs that the little people in the audience get to gather up and gratefully eat. Oh, thank you, Princess Ivanka, feminist leader and icon who has done more than anybody in Washington for the women of this country!!!

Is there anyone in that family who doesn't suffer from narcissistic delusions of grandeur?

#17 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-05 08:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That's the thing, isn't it? It's shocking to her and her brothers to imagine such a world where the might have to clean up.

#18 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-02-05 11:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A better art exhibit would be with an illegal alien while Ivanka cons people out of thousands for Trump University and whines about the vacuum making so much noise.

#19 | Posted by danni at 2019-02-06 06:22 AM | Reply

Can you imagine what would happen if someone had done this with Michelle Obama? They would never be able to work again because of the calls of racism and death threats from Feminists.

#20 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-06 08:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"Ivanka Vacuuming" is art-speak for "She Sucks".

#21 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-02-06 08:56 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

21, Ivanka is not the vacuum cleaner, but she has power over the vacuum cleaner (the thing that sucks). People throwing crumbs are feeding the vacuum cleaner. The crumb throwers are arguably the subject of the art piece.

#22 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-02-06 09:06 AM | Reply

This is awful:
-her shoes don't match her dress
-the dress is NOT from the Spring 2019 collection of Ivanka for Alibaba
-the vacuum is NOT a Trump Brand 'Big Suck' 2019+ with dirt-cup and edger tool

#23 | Posted by catdog at 2019-02-06 09:20 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Can you imagine what would happen if someone had done this with Michelle Obama? They would never be able to work again because of the calls of racism and death threats from Feminists.

#20 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Nailed it!

#24 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-06 10:14 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

"Can you imagine what would happen if someone had done this with Michelle Obama?"

I know sometimes people forget, but Ivanka is not the First Lady.

#25 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-06 10:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

I'm sure many remember when First Daughter Chelsea Clinton was called "the White House dog" by Rush Limbaugh. It seems to me Ivanka is getting off easy by being portrayed vacuuming in high heels and a professional outfit.

#26 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-06 10:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Is this fake-artist group getting NEA grants?

#27 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-02-06 10:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

but Ivanka is not the First Lady.

#25 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-06 10

I think that's still something left to discover.

#28 | Posted by Zed at 2019-02-06 10:36 AM | Reply

"Can you imagine what would happen if someone had done this with"

Imagine?

#29 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-02-06 10:38 AM | Reply

"Nailed it!"
#24 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Yeah, because the incessant claims that Michelle Obama was really a man, and the memes showing her "penis" or portraying her as a monkey were simply good-natured jokes by comparison. You and Boaz are in some serious need of some introspection.

#30 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-02-06 10:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"I'm sure many remember when First Daughter Chelsea Clinton was called "the White House dog" by Rush Limbaugh"

I also remember SNL doing at least one mean skit making of fun of Chelsea's looks.

"It seems to me Ivanka is getting off easy by being portrayed vacuuming in high heels and a professional outfit."

If it was meant to be mean spirited towards Ivanka (I don't think it necessarily was), then it's just as uncool as the attacks against Obama's and Clinton's families.

#31 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-02-06 10:48 AM | Reply

"Can you imagine what would happen if someone had done this with Michelle Obama? They would never be able to work again because of the calls of racism and death threats from Feminists."

Pretending that Michelle Obama did not enure the meanest, most racist comments of any First Lady in history. Sorry Jeff, I can't just erase my mind, Michelle was insulted so often and so meanly that it ceased to even be news because it was the norm. Today Ivanka is some sort of advisor to the President, no experience, no rational reason for her to be involved so she should at least be capable of enduring a little satire about her very priveleged life.

#32 | Posted by danni at 2019-02-06 10:53 AM | Reply

There is one big difference between Ivanka and the daughters of those previous presidents: she works for her father's administration. IOW, she isn't merely First Daughter, and as a result should not expect to be treated like the teenage daughters of previous presidents. Barron, however, should be.

#33 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-06 10:57 AM | Reply

"If it was meant to be mean spirited towards Ivanka (I don't think it necessarily was), then it's just as uncool as the attacks against Obama's and Clinton's families."

Not really. See my previous post.

#34 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-06 10:58 AM | Reply

Yeah, because the incessant claims that Michelle Obama was really a man, and the memes showing her "penis" or portraying her as a monkey were simply good-natured jokes by comparison. ~ Hag

Were there works of art? I am not sure where on the internet you hang out, but I have never seen the "penis", monkey or man meme's.

That being said, I don't see the big deal, artist are --------, the only way to become "famous" is to be provocative, today that means the most outrageous.

no rational reason for her to be involved so she should at least be capable of enduring a little satire about her very priveleged life.

And she did, her and Jr's response was elegant and quite factual ..

"Sad, but not surprising to watch self professed 'feminists' launching sexist attacks against @IvankaTrump In their crazed world, sexism is OK if hurts their political enemies."

You see this with Kudzu in the Nooner, I see the denial by Democrats of obvious racism and sexism be Democrat Gov, Lt Gov and Senators.

Hypocrits the lot of you ...

#35 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-02-06 11:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yeah, because the incessant claims that Michelle Obama was really a man, and the memes showing her "penis" or portraying her as a monkey were simply good-natured jokes by comparison. You and Boaz are in some serious need of some introspection.

#30 | POSTED BY HAGBARD_CELINE

And the left and some on the right justifiably freaked out over that.

Here, we are treated to crickets, which is the whole fricking point.

A congressional aide was fired for criticizing the Obama girls' attire and demeanor at a Thanksgiving event at the WH.

A rodeo clown was tarred and feathered for wearing an Obama mask. That was a national outrage.

The double standard is obvious to anyone honest enough to admit it.

#36 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-06 11:14 AM | Reply

"but I have never seen the "penis", monkey or man meme's."

Not buying it. They've even been posted here.

#37 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-02-06 11:14 AM | Reply

There is one big difference between Ivanka and the daughters of those previous presidents: she works for her father's administration. IOW, she isn't merely First Daughter, and as a result should not expect to be treated like the teenage daughters of previous presidents. Barron, however, should be.

#33 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

I completely agree. On inauguration day some so-called journalists had a field day tweeting mean things about Barron.

One tweet was hilarious though: "Barron is wandering around the White House looking for things to burn."

#38 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-06 11:16 AM | Reply

I saw the monkey meme, and even a few Rupal comparisons. I don't recall any man/penis memes but it doesn't surprise me that they existed.

Gal made a great point that the mockery comes due primarily to the fact that she's a part of this administration.

She put herself into position to be fair game.

I retract the whole comparison with Michelle Obama.

#39 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-06 11:19 AM | Reply

"Ivanka Trump"

Good Grief

Everyone knows that ---- is to stupid to use a vacuum

#40 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-02-06 11:22 AM | Reply

The real reason for the outrage about Iranka vacuuming is because she would never stoop to such a low level as to actually vacuum, sweep or dust.

#41 | Posted by danni at 2019-02-06 11:24 AM | Reply

The real reason for the outrage about Iranka vacuuming is because she would never stoop to such a low level as to actually vacuum, sweep or dust.

#41 | POSTED BY DANNI

I don't know about dust but she certainly powders her face.

#42 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-06 11:25 AM | Reply

"The real reason for the outrage about Iranka vacuuming is because she would never stoop to such a low level as to actually vacuum, sweep or dust."

Exactly what I was thinking. It's nice to see you finally understanding that classism is the more prevalent issue than sexism, racism, etc.

I do think it's hilarious that there have been many, many examples of just a picture of a woman doing mundane chores has been seen as sexist many times in the past, but as soon as the sexism shows up from the Liberals, all of a sudden it's not sexism. This hypocrisy really needs to stop. It really has gone beyond the point of no return where logic is replaced with hypocritical viewpoints because people begin to believe their own hate speech is more acceptable than hate speech by others.

#43 | Posted by humtake at 2019-02-06 12:23 PM | Reply

"Not really. See my previous post."

Nope. Not buying that relatives of Presidents deserve to be subject to mean spirited personal attacks just because they're also government employees. Criticizing them for their actions as public officials is fair game, though.

#44 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-02-06 12:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Nope. Not buying that relatives of Presidents deserve to be subject to mean spirited personal attacks just because they're also government employees. Criticizing them for their actions as public officials is fair game, though."

It would be nice if presidents, relatives of presidents, public officials who are relatives of presidents and public officials who aren't relatives of presidents were only criticized for their actions as public officials, but we all know that's not what happens. I don't know why Ivanka is so bent out of shape by this performance art in the first place. OMG, stop the presses! Someone is pretending to be a well-dressed Ivanka VACUUMING!

#45 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-06 12:52 PM | Reply

---- Ivanka. She ain't no feminist, not until she disowns her ----- grabbing father. She is the "pretty", well horse-faced, face on the crime family that is Trump.

#46 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-02-06 12:56 PM | Reply

Oh and just ignore the flagrant nepotism of her being her daddy's advisor. ---- these people.

Ass cancer is too good for her. I hope she gets ass and ----- cancer

#47 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-02-06 12:57 PM | Reply

"It would be nice if presidents, relatives of presidents, public officials who are relatives of presidents and public officials who aren't relatives of presidents were only criticized for their actions as public officials, but we all know that's not what happens."

Of course. Doesn't make it any more acceptable.

"I don't know why Ivanka is so bent out of shape by this performance art in the first place. OMG, stop the presses! Someone is pretending to be a well-dressed Ivanka VACUUMING!"

Agreed. It's far too vague to be seen as a personal insult, and I think it was actually more directed at the crumb throwers than her. If it was someone pretending to Ivanka vomiting, on the other hand, it would be a different story.

#48 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-02-06 01:32 PM | Reply

"Ass cancer is too good for her. I hope she gets ass and ----- cancer"

So now we're attacking the first daughter's pets? Not cool.

#49 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-02-06 01:33 PM | Reply

I've said she looks like a man, but haven't seen any man memes.
No penis memes either.
I did see the gorilla memes.

What killed me about her coverage was the fawning over her arms. Her frikkin arms.
They certainly couldn't say anything nice about her rear and hips. She is a big woman.
The outfits too. Come on. Sure, she dressed heads and tails better than the previous 3 but so do I, and I'm colorblind.

#50 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-06 01:40 PM | Reply

"Barron is wandering around the White House looking for things to burn."

#38 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

This image always made be think he's either the one running the show, or his father ignores everything he says in favor of what his gut and Hannity say.

#51 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-06 01:52 PM | Reply

This image always made be think he's either the one running the show, or his father ignores everything he says in favor of what his gut and Hannity say.

#51 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES

That's awesome!

#52 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-06 02:13 PM | Reply

I don't know why Ivanka is so bent out of shape...

Is she bent out of shape about this?

The only thing I've read was that she offered a terse tweet as a response. Nothing in the tweet implied she was bent out of shape over this, although I wouldn't mind bending her out of shape.

#53 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-06 02:16 PM | Reply

Hypocrits the lot of you ...

#35 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2019-02-06 11:04 AM | FLAG: PPPPFFFFFTTTTTTTT

and you are a superb athlete with your ability to wring your hands and type at the same time.... brava brava... your bowling score must be through the roof.

#54 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-02-06 03:50 PM | Reply

Are you kidding? Comrade Fat Andy Matress' ass couldn't fit thru the front door of a bowling alley. I doubt he leaves the safety of his basement.

#55 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-06 05:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

And bowlers are finely tuned athletes when compared to Fat Andy Mattress.

#56 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-06 08:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

" A fine piece of A SS ", said her daddy to his buddy. immortalized on you tube. she's damaged goods. rich..but twisted. do any of the trump toadies have a daughter that in a "one on one" with ivanka, could wrest away the "fine piece" title?

#57 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-06 09:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I'm betting no one on this site had ever heard of Jennifer Rubell before this work.
Credit to this middling performance artist for capitalizing on the tendencies of certain members of this adminstration and right wing media to elevate the visibility of anything that can in any way be perceived as a slight.

#58 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-02-07 01:36 AM | Reply

I wouldn't expect a Trumper to know about art beyond Kid Rock.

#6 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER AT 2019-02-05 06:52

This is "art?" lol

#7 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2019-02-05 06:54

This pair of comments are artworthy.

#59 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-07 02:13 AM | Reply

And bowlers are finely tuned athletes when compared to Fat Andy Mattress.

#56 | POSTED BY ABORTED_MONSON AT 2019-02-06 08:02 PM | FLAG: GASP!

meeeeee-oooowww

#60 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-02-07 08:34 AM | Reply

"Exactly what I was thinking. It's nice to see you finally understanding that classism is the more prevalent issue than sexism, racism, etc."

I have been consistently the person to demand that people don't go astray with generational war, sexist war, and remain on course to face Class War, which is what is hurting our middle class and poor. They own the media and prevent us from having a voice in our own nation. Yes, Democrats can hold press conferences to put out their views but if the networks won't cover them then no one hears them. That is the true problem in America. If our networks covered Democrats when they voice their views equally with Republicans the Republicans would never win another election. Why do you think Murcock needs Fox News? To defend the right of billionaires to own everything, screw the working class with impunity.

#61 | Posted by danni at 2019-02-07 09:15 AM | Reply

"The only thing I've read was that she offered a terse tweet as a response. Nothing in the tweet implied she was bent out of shape over this, although I wouldn't mind bending her out of shape."

More importantly, why would anyone care if she was "bent out of shape?" I don't give a crap about Ivanka who was born rich and has never done an honest days work in her life. Those of us who have disdain priveleged people who are brought into the government without any Senate hearings, no. She belongs in her own rich world playing with her pretend businesses but not in our government without Senate hearings. If Obama brought one of his daughters into the government I can only imagine the howling from the right and you know that is true.

#62 | Posted by danni at 2019-02-07 09:20 AM | Reply

She belongs in her own rich world playing with her pretend businesses but not in our government without Senate hearings...

#62 | POSTED BY DANNI

I completely agree with you.

#63 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-07 10:10 AM | Reply

Nope. Not buying that relatives of Presidents deserve to be subject to mean spirited personal attacks just because they're also government employees.

#44 | Posted by sentinel

Beneficiaries of nepotism deserve whatever they get. Especially if they're unqualified persons of dubious background. Which is who we're talking about, right?

#64 | Posted by Zed at 2019-02-07 10:30 AM | Reply

If Obama brought one of his daughters into the government I can only imagine the howling from the right and you know that is true.

#62 | Posted by danni at 2019-02-07 09:20 AMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

Of course he knows that's true. He also knows that his slavish attitude towards privileged people speaks nothing well of him.

I'd pay money to see a doppelganger of myself vacuum. I'd have a great time. If you don't understand this then you don't understand real people as opposed to who you're defending.

#65 | Posted by Zed at 2019-02-07 10:33 AM | Reply

If Obama brought one of his daughters into the government I can only imagine the howling from the right and you know that is true.
#62 | Posted by Danni at 2019-02-07 09:20 AM

Yes, we know that it is true that you could only imagine the howling from the right...

#66 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-02-07 01:36 PM | Reply

I'm going to have an art exhibition where Ocasio-Cortez works as a maid. I'm sure the image of a Latino woman working in a cleaning lady won't offend anyone.

#67 | Posted by TylerDurden at 2019-02-07 04:50 PM | Reply

I like it. Even better if the brown maid uses the money from the stolen jewelry she pawns to buy art suppplies to paint the Prophet Mohammad, Peace Be Upon His Name.

#68 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-07 04:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

How many Chinese trademarks has this grifter extraordinaire vacuumed up since Dolt 45 entered office?

#69 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-02-07 05:06 PM | Reply

"I'm going to have an art exhibition where Ocasio-Cortez works as a maid. I'm sure the image of a Latino woman working in a cleaning lady won't offend anyone."

Is she giving birth while cleaning?

That would be even hotter than Ivanka vomiting.

#70 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-02-07 05:09 PM | Reply

Because she has never vacuumed in her life.

#71 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-02-07 05:10 PM | Reply

"Beneficiaries of nepotism deserve whatever they get."

That's a pretty extreme statement, Zed. Do you really mean that?

"Especially if they're unqualified persons"

What exactly are the qualifications to be an adviser, and who sets them?

"of dubious background."

So now people should be punished because of their background?

#72 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-02-07 05:15 PM | Reply

So now people should be punished because of their background?

#72 | POSTED BY SENTINEL AT 2019-02-07 05:15 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

What country do you live in currently?

#73 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-02-07 05:19 PM | Reply

So now people should be punished because of their background?

#72 | POSTED BY comrade SENTINEL
Whoa. Wait a minute there Sparky.... that's all you and your kind do!
Hypocrisy of you and your kind knows no bounds.

#74 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-07 08:43 PM | Reply

---- paleas quo que

#75 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-02-08 10:53 AM | Reply

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