At the core of Lina Hashim’s artistic project lies an urge to investigate and document the arbitrary way the Quran is interpreted today, using a method best understood as historical anthropology: Do the words and dogmas of the Quran make sense in a modern context? She firmly states that she is a Muslim as she believes in Islam, but doesn’t practise. Lina Hashim is a former student of anthropology and she puts anthropological methods to use when she investigates, amongst other issues, the Islamic dogma of premarital sex. She does her research thoroughly and draws on her readings of the...
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