Yante Ismail poses in front of her mural Keep Your Laws off My Body, painted on a wall in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. She is one of a number of women artists taking their art out into the city’s streets. Photo: Sharon Lam Yante Ismail poses in front of her mural Keep Your Laws off My Body, painted on a wall in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. She is one of a number of women artists taking their art out into the city’s streets. Photo: Sharon Lam
Yante Ismail poses in front of her mural Keep Your Laws off My Body, painted on a wall in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. She is one of a number of women artists taking their art out into the city’s streets. Photo: Sharon Lam

Female street artists in Malaysia use walls to challenge stereotypes and start a conversation about diversity and gender roles

  • On the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian women are using public art to express their feelings about issues such as female empowerment
  • They talk about reactions to their work, taking it to the next level, and the transience of outdoor art

Topic |   Gender equality
Yante Ismail poses in front of her mural Keep Your Laws off My Body, painted on a wall in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. She is one of a number of women artists taking their art out into the city’s streets. Photo: Sharon Lam Yante Ismail poses in front of her mural Keep Your Laws off My Body, painted on a wall in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. She is one of a number of women artists taking their art out into the city’s streets. Photo: Sharon Lam
Yante Ismail poses in front of her mural Keep Your Laws off My Body, painted on a wall in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. She is one of a number of women artists taking their art out into the city’s streets. Photo: Sharon Lam
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