“Yemeni Contemporary Paintings” [Archives:2001/38/Local News]

September 17 2001

The French Cultural Center (FCC) announced that it will be holding the exhibition “Yemeni contemporary paintings” in Sana’a during 17-30 September 2001. The exhibition will be open to the public five days a week (Saturday to Wednesday) on the 2nd floor of the French Cultural Center, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Six of the most famous artists in Yemen will present their new work on this unique occasion. Amnah Al Nassiri, Rima Kasim, Mazher Nizar and Talal Al Najar, the four members of the recently created studio “Atelier Sana’a,” together with Yassin Ghaleb and Amin Nasher, have decided to give a fresh boost to the modern art movement to which they’ve all contributed for the last fifteen years. They resisted the temptation of pushing themselves forward individually, and as Amnah Al Nassiri puts it they will join their strength to “bring modern art to Yemeni society.” Their various backgrounds and influences have inspired them. They have different styles, but still, they dedicate themselves to following a common line – continuously searching for new techniques and ideas, and at the same time referring to Yemen, its traditions and its folklore.
On this occasion, Marie Gal of the French Cultural Center said, “The French Cultural Center is proud to welcome those brilliant painters and is pleased to invite everybody to discover a series of paintings that have never before been presented to the public.”