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Ivanka Vacuuming by Jennifer Rubell


  • pin 916 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001-4532, United States (map)

CULTURALDC, AS PART OF ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON, IS THRILLED TO BRING CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AMERICAN CONCEPTUAL ARTIST JENNIFER RUBELL TO THE NATION’S CAPITAL FOR A SITE-SPECIFIC PARTICIPATORY PERFORMANCE.

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.

Entering the gallery space, viewers will notice a woman bearing a striking resemblance to that Ivanka, cleaning a plush pink carpet. In front of this scene is a white pedestal with a giant pile of crumbs on top. The public is invited to throw crumbs onto the carpet, watching as Ivanka elegantly vacuums up the mess, her smile never wavering.

Watch the livestream, and get more information at culturaldc.org/ivanka-vacuuming

Earlier Event: January 26
pOPERA
Later Event: February 8
Mobile Art Gallery at CityCenterDC