what do you do when a head of state of a politically important country issues a directive that says, all women employees should dress like women?
puzzled? yeah we were too. that’s exactly what president donald trump told women employees of the white house.
but how should women employees dress? that’s when dutch artist jet nijkamp decided to decipher what trump meant, by dressing him up in women’s clothes.
she dug up a few newspapers that had trump plastered over it and went to work with her box of pastels.
the first series of art works were exhibited on the occasion of the ‘nasty women exhibition’, in amsterdam. over 200 artists were part of this exhibition and the revenue generated from it was donated amongst other charity funds, to the she decides fund – a fund that was established by the dutch minister ploumen to support organizations dedicated to planned parenthood and women’s rights. something that trump was against.
so in a way, jet actually made trump contribute to a cause he was against. genius.
here are a few of the artworks from jet nijkamp’s series. you can follow her work on her website.