This November, Afghan visual artist Kubra Khademi is in residence at the New Generation Theater in Lyon. A loyal artist had to leave his country after performances that were considered sulphurous. A meeting with a woman committed against the Taliban regime.
It’s a very quick transition in the city, time to prepare your accommodation. This afternoon at the end of October, Afghan artist Kubra Khademi took a break in the Atelier building (at Lyon 2), the hall of the New Generation Theater on the peninsula. During November he is working on a new job in Lyon. For this he mobilizes religious and historical texts and the 7th century poetry of his country: Afghanistan. The country he had to leave seven years ago.
Only 33 years old, Kubra Khadami quickly takes on the stern face of a man who has already lived several lifetimes. The visual artist, hated by the Taliban regime, had to leave his country in 2015, long before their arrival. For good reason, his art has always been restless.