- NiqaBitch and Princess Hijab: Niqab activism, satire and street art
- Feminist Review
- Volume | Issue number
- 2011 | 98
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
In this contribution I discuss two styles of presenting face-veils in the public that have a critical edge: the video clip NiqaBitch shakes Paris and princess Hijab’s street art. Whereas both visual forms play with ambiguity, they do so in different ways.
The videoclip - bringing together a long face-veil and minishorts - produces virtual publics that contest each other along multiple lines of differentiation, including politics, satire, and aesthetic style. Princess Hijab refers to her work with the term ‘hijabising’, which she considers as an act of resistance against the ‘visual terrorism’ of the advertising industry.
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