Ivanka Trump fires back at DC art exhibit showing look-alike vacuuming crumbs

Ivanka Trump fires back at DC art exhibit showing look-alike vacuuming crumbs”

Ivanka Trump has subtly slammed an art installation that features a model who resembles her vacuuming up crumbs tossed by onlookers. "This is supposed party of women, the Democrats, and the far left, and Hollywood, to do something like this..."

Jennifer Rubell, the artist behind the installation, told news outlets the display was meant to explore "our relationship with Ivanka" while provoking a debate about 'our complicity in her role-playing'.

Reached by ARTnews on Tuesday, Rubell said that she had asked Trump to experience the work in person but her invitation had gone unanswered.

Lara Trump's claim that Ivanka "has done arguably more for women in this country than nearly anyone else" comes the day after civil rights icon Rosa Parks would have turned 106 years old.

In front of the Ivanka look-alike, viewers will see a "white pedestal" with a giant pile of crumbs, of which visitors are invited to add too by throwing more crumbs, then "watching as Ivanka elegantly vacuums up the mess, her smile never wavering".

"These leftists called up a modeling agency saying, 'You know what, I want to get a nice woman to come stand on a carpet so - with a vacuum of all things - so our people can throw food and crumbs to mimic a powerful woman who has done more for women than probably anybody in Washington, D.C.,'" Trump said.

"Women can choose to knock each other down or build each other up", Ivanka tweeted. "I choose the latter", Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser, tweeted alongside a link to a story on the exhibit.

'Think about that hypocrisy. Eric Trump discussed the work during a Tuesday morning appearance on "Fox & Friends".

'Most women clearly lean toward one side or the other in their self-presentation. "What I find interesting is that the artist made this very ambiguous", she said.

Rubell added that she did not intend for the work to be about Ivanka herself-rather, she saw it as a way to address notions of womanhood that surround Ivanka's personality. It calls the act of throwing bread crumbs onto the carpet for her to vacuum "surprisingly pleasurable".

The exhibit, featured at CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery, describes Ivanka as possessing an "almost comically wide range of feminine identities".

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