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Most everyone seems to have an opinion on the burqa, a type of garment worn in public by some observant Muslim women. But many who debate the ethics surrounding the controversial veil have likely never worn one. Artist Naneci Yurdagül is out to change that.

Yurdagül's upcoming exhibition at the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden in Germany requires viewers wear a burqa while in attendance. The artist, who was born and still lives in Germany, aims to address topics of national and religious identity by forcing his viewers to become a part of the installation. "I consider myself a Free Artist -- Bildhauer [but] I was raised as a patchwork -- partly Protestant, partly Muslim," Yurdagül wrote in an e-mail to The Huffington Post.


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