Wednesday, February 06, 2019
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."
"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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