Live and Action art in Yemen.
For many in the art world, there are no established 20th-century Yemeni names, no “modern masters” comparable to the Syrian painter Fateh al-Moudarres, or Iraq’s Jewad Selim, whose best works sell for tens of thousands of dollars at auction years after their deaths. In contrast, Yemeni artists rarely make an international impact.
The country’s art scene, like its governments, has in part been hampered by continuously changing borders and political instability. As unrest has descended into war during the past decade, so international cultural organisations like the British Council closed down the spaces it offered for art exhibitions.
Artist and Performance Art Groups
- Amna al Nassiri
- Murad Subay
Thai Performance Art information, links and literature
- Invisible but alive: How the art scene is surviving in Yemen
- Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme May amnesia never kiss us on the mouth
- The politics of street art in Yemen (2012–2017) – pdf
- Female Street Art Defies War In Yemen. No Peace Without Women
- Change in Yemen, Change in the Arts?
- Voicing Grievances and Hope through Art: Yemen’s Youth Empower Themselves – pdf
- Yemeni Civil War Brings War on Female Artists
- Yemen and the World: Beyond Insecurity – Chapter 6: Artistic Exchanges