Counterpath is looking for a volunteer curator to organize a show on presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner. We have already sourced from Amazon Turk 7 ideas (for $3 each) for pieces to appear in the show and need someone to create, as quickly as possible, each piece (we have no budget). Once we have each of the pieces we will open the show. Please reply to counterpath@gmail.com.

Description of works to appear in the show are as follows:

  1. The large object should be a giant newspaper that is opened. The texture should feel like actual paper. Instead of black and white, the newspaper will be colorful and have photos. The newspaper could have a history of Kushner’s life. Each section will have a headline of a major event/events in Kushner’s life. The first could mention his family, childhood, and journey into his career. Another section could mention his time spent in prison and what he learned from the experience. Also, a section could mention how he became apart of the Trump family. Other headlines could mention his many business ventures, from reality to company owner. The main section would be about his path to becoming Trump’s advisor. The section should include his duties and goals as an advisor to the president.
  2. With the very current events, I think a large couch with a cartoonishly large Donald Trump sitting on it my be nice. The couch could be accompanied by advertisement as a Kushner brand, or could be altered to appear as if it is wearing a suit, or even an anthropomorphic version of Mr. Kushner. It seems as President Trump has invited him into the fold to be a patsy, or perhaps someone to “fall back on” in a negative event. This large couch is also a clever play on the last name as a couch has a cushion, which is similar sounding to the last name Kushner.
  3. A very large fantastic sculpture of a beautiful flower in grand detail. This fantastic flower creation has been crafted out of the worlds finest natural materials and gems. The base material is from the finest quartz and marble. The delicate details use various precious gems including diamond, emerald, ruby and opal. The foliage around the bottom has also been constructed from quartz and marble. You will also find addition gem dust used in the details of the foliage. You will notice how the lighting creates the illusion of glitter and that is the various gem dusts reflecting the lights. The inspiration behind this grand sculpture is the beautiful wife of Mr Kushner, Ivanka. The piece is named after its namesake and is meant to be as beautiful as his love is for his wife. As you walk around the spectacular piece please take you time and allow your mind to capture all the intricate artwork.
  4. A very large fantastic sculpture of a beautiful flower in grand detail. This fantastic flower creation has been crafted out of the worlds finest natural materials and gems. The base material is from the finest quartz and marble. The delicate details use various precious gems including diamond, emerald, ruby and opal. The foliage around the bottom has also been constructed from quartz and marble. You will also find addition gem dust used in the details of the foliage. You will notice how the lighting creates the illusion of glitter and that is the various gem dusts reflecting the lights. The inspiration behind this grand sculpture is the beautiful wife of Mr Kushner, Ivanka. The piece is named after its namesake and is meant to be as beautiful as his love is for his wife. As you walk around the spectacular piece please take you time and allow your mind to capture all the intricate artwork.
  5. I think I would show an apple tree with rotted fruit growing on it, and Jared Kushner under it. The saying the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree is a very accurate description of who he is and his role to America. His father was similarly a deeply dishonest, unfair, and criminal individual who Kushner continues to defend despite the mountain of evidence. He and his wife are also entirely complicit and actively involved in all of Donald Trump’s misdeeds. Their businesses are incredibly corrupt, and they are actively involved in cheating people just like their fathers. They might benefit from years of preparatory school and elite colleges and as such have fooled much of even the most liberal of the elite, but they are crooks just like their fathers.
  6. I think that the gallery should include a sculpture of a very large ear, or two ears, one across from each other, like they are listening to each other. They could also include a sculpture of a mouth. Considering that Jared, is a Senior Advisor to his father in law, the president of the USA, it would make sense to include the mouth and ear (or ears), as it would express the idea that Jared receives dialogue from our president and listens to his words very carefully so that he can advise the president further. The narrative would strike a picture in the audiences’s minds and depict the role that Mr. Kushner holds in the White House. I was originally thinking that a gavel could be put in place, to represent Mr. Kushner’s education background, from the New York University School of Law, however, that may depict him as judge and jury. I believe, at minimum, an giant ear on the stage would be representative of his current role, because Jared has “all ears” on the President’s words and he is sitting closely enough, in his position and in the family position to “hear” what President Trump is saying and most likely hears more than most other people. Jared Kushner, carefully listens to President Trumps policies, plans and thoughts using his best judgement to really understand what the President is saying, understanding the meaning behind his words , deciphering them, using his legal education and his personal family history with the President, to formulate the best response to advise the President accordingly, keeping America’s best interests at heart.
  7. SUGGESTED PIECE: “Puppeteer,” a larger-than-life sculpture installation, tops out at 8 feet tall. The piece consists of a wire-mesh armature sheathed in molded plaster which is completely coated in gold spray paint. “Puppeteer” depicts Jared Kushner seated on an ornate golden throne. Kushner manipulates a Donald Trump marionette. Behind Kushner stands his “real” father-in-law, who also holds marionette sticks, but his strings are attached to Kushner. DESCRIPTION: The artist, an avid follower of the 24-hour news cycle, observed that in many photos, Jared Kushner appears aloof, and cold to the point of silently threatening. To her sculptor’s eye, he also looked as if he were molded of plastic, then polished smooth. As the artist reflected on Kushner’s role in his father-in-law’s new business, images of Pinocchio floated in her head. According to the artist, “The concepts for most of my installations come only after deep internal struggle. But, on rare occasion, a piece grows naturally in my mind. ‘Puppeteer’ came to me like a weed in my creative garden; one that is tall and unseemly, and covered in aphids.”

 
 

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