Art Exhibit Invites Visitors to Throw Crumbs at Images of Ivanka Trump
Artist Jennifer Rubell developed “Ivanka Vacuuming” for an exhibit at the Flashpoint Gallery in DC. The project invites visitors to throw crumbs at the exhibit so “Ivanka” can vacuum the trash.
Can you imagine the outrage if this was Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, or Elizabeth Warren?!
“It’s a portrait of her, but also our relationship to her”: This art exhibit lets you throw breadcrumbs at a vacuuming Ivanka Trump lookalike. https://t.co/Pa2ivFMJqY pic.twitter.com/elg5IePYzd
— DCist (@DCist) February 5, 2019
Seeing lots of offended reactions to the art exhibit where faux Ivanka vacuums breadcrumbs, ranging from “this is sexist towards Ivanka” to “this isn’t harsh enough towards Ivanka.” Now Ivanka herself has weighed in! https://t.co/5PvqaLyZDJ pic.twitter.com/Pn3frl8e2H
— Rachel Kurzius (@Curious_Kurz) February 5, 2019
I guess anything passes for art because Rubelle’s explanation of this “art” makes anyone with a brain roll their eyes. From The Hill:
The piece from New York-based artist Jennifer Rubell 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 news release.
“The viewer throwing crumbs, and Ivanka vacuuming them, is not a stand-in for one feeling, one relationship or one point of view toward this powerful and sexualized female form,” the release says. “It is intentionally open to multiple, often contradictory interpretations that are as critical of the interpreter as they are of the subject.”
Rubell called the interaction with her creation “complicated,” saying in a statement that visitors enjoy hurling the crumbs: “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.”
“Also, we know she’ll keep vacuuming whether we do it or not, so it’s not really our fault, right?” said Rubell.
Um, what? Do you think we’re that stupid? No, you made this “art” as a way to take a shot at Ivanka and her father.
I adore Rubell’s last sentence because it sums up the culture of today: Nothing is ever really our fault. Responsibility always falls on someone else. The model FORCES us to throw trash at her. It’s no one’s fault for throwing trash at her! If she wasn’t the way she was then no one would feel compelled to do this.
Oh, I don’t know. As much as I hate Hillary Clinton you wouldn’t see me throwing trash at her because I’m a decent human being.
The “art” also appears to slam women who decide to be homemakers. What’s wrong with staying at home, tending to chores and vacuuming? My mom wanted to stay home with my brother and me, but she and my dad both had to work. You know, some of us women CHOOSE to stay at home.
Ivanka is a businesswoman. Did it help that she’s a Trump? Yes, but she built her own business, which provides jobs for others.
Also, why is the model so sexualized? I thought the left hated sexualizing women? Then again, these women march around with pussy hats and dressed as vaginas.
This is how Ivanka responded:
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
You want to be hip and cool? In order to be “edgy,” you’d make art that criticizes leftists. Or better yet, be like South Park and joke about everyone.
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“A Trump has to clean up leftist messes”
Not the message they were hoping for…
So, this Robell person fancies herself an ‘edgist’ by staging a stereotype of a woman doing housework. And Leftists applaud.
I think the only art on display here is their own double standard hypocrisy.
Just laugh at it.
The Trump family has taken up residence in the heads of lefties everywhere making them completely miserable and often unhinged. Think about all the effort and energy that went into making this pile of poo, I mean art. We all thought BDS was a serious illness but it is nothing compared to TDS!
It’s wonderful to behold.
Agreed. Good point. But Madeleine Albright did command that “there is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
Apparently, Robell missed that memo.
“Just laugh at it.”
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Even better when they are living in the leftie’s heads rent-free.
Ms Rubell is a ‘crumb’
It’s obvious why Rubell resents beautiful women.
This is what happens when people who like the idea of being an artist have no actual artistic inspiration.
No, I can’t imagine Democrats doing disgusting things. At all. Heh!™
Doughnuts on a pegboard. Brilliant….
I can appreciate talent and creativity of artists and their art even when I don’t particularly care for what they produce. But most of these installation/performance artists are simpleton hacks.
I’ll give an example of what I’m talking about. This week/month happens to be the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus school style of art and typography. Some of the modernist work is kinda cool, but some of it is just dreck. But at least most of the early artists of the Bauhaus were talented impressionist painters etc etc.
At least the wheat is free-range; not grown in cages.
I think Ivanka’s response is charming.
Many men are deemed unworthy, deplorable. Many women are deemed unworthy, naive. Many babies are deemed unworthy, inconvenient. Off with their heads!
doesn’t even really look like her.
artist needs to go back to school.
Why would people who can’t decide to sit or stand when they pee want to engage a people who can field strip a rifle in less than a minute?
While this is pretty disrespectful, I would like to see Ivanka and her Democrat husband out of the White House and out of the policy formulating business. I didn’t vote for him so he could adopt their benevolent, feel-good ideas.
This all brings to mind Tom Wolfe’s scathing take on modern art, “The Painted Word.”
I can recommend it highly enough. He destroys these pretentious a-holes.
Every time you read about something like this you have to wonder how low, how petty, the left will go. I used to think they had a bottom beyond which they wouldn’t go. I no longer believe that.
They are bottom feeding cretins.