Malina Suliman began her career as an artist on the streets of Kandahar, Afghanistan, armed with only a can of spray paint, and the fierce conviction that the burqa, and the oppressive rules imposed by the Taliban, were stifling and silencing Afghan women. Facing threats to her life for her subversive street art, Suliman relocated to the Netherlands in 2013. She continues to explore the highly charged clothing item in her new exhibition, Beyond The Veil, opening in London at Art Represent Gallery on May 28. The exhibition, which combines video with installation and audio, examines the burqa’s place in Afghan culture, and draws comparisons between East and West. Women in the World spoke with Suliman about what it was like to grow up beneath the burqa, and how she harnessed the power of her art to change the course of her life."
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