Leftists Invited to 'Throw Dirt' at Ivanka Trump Lookalike At Art Exhibition
Arts incubator CulturalDC launched an installation of first daughter lookalike
Arts incubator CulturalDC launched an installation of a real-life Ivanka Trump vacuuming as part of a 17-day surreal live art exhibit in the nation's capital.
But the exhibition caused outrage after inviting “the public” to throw crumbs at a lookalike of First Daughter.
According to the creators, the art piece is meant to help visitors acquire pleasure from the hard work of a woman.
'Ivanka,' who is dressed in pink and wearing high heels, can be seen vacuuming the floor.
Visitors are allowed to grab crumbs that are piled on top of a white pedestal and throw them as part of the exercise.
The model continues to vacuum the crumbs as they are thrown by the visitors.
The process repeats itself for the whole continuation of the performance.
For those who cannot attend, there is also a live stream.
While he Sisyphus-style art piece is open to interpretations, conceptual artist Jennifer Rubell says it is meant to "celebrate feminism" and explore people's attitude toward Ivanka Trump.
Sickening. This is now art? Horrible and mean— Tom Tuzak (@tom_tuzak) February 4, 2019
Attractions for the mentally unbalanced.— BongBong (@BongBong) February 4, 2019
Relentless harassment by the left when your last name is Trump.— Lola Francesca (@LolaFrancesca2) February 4, 2019
"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," according to a press release.
"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," says 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?"
Many on social media have condemned the art piece calling it "sickening" and "bullying."
Ivanka has yet to comment on the exhibition.