House of Taswir & Meine Kleine Mnemosyne

The initiator, conceptual architect, writer and founder of taswir projects, of House of Taswir and of Meine Kleine Mnemosyne [MKM] is Shulamit Bruckstein.

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With many thanks.

Shulamit Bruckstein Çoruh
Creative Director of ha’atelier and its projects

Association

ha’atelier – platform for philosophy and art was founded by A.S. Bruckstein Çoruh in collaboration with an international group of artists, scholars, and writers in December 2001; it is registered as a non-profit non-government association since January 14th, 2005.

ha’atelier is the operative platform for all taswir projects.

Members of the executive council are:

Oliver Schneller, Berlin
Pierfrancesco Fiorato, Genua
Jens Hager van der Laan, Worpswede
Sidney Corbett, Berlin
Anna Schafroth, Bern

Faculty

Taswir’s Faculty consists of a loosely associated artists, thinkers, scholars, composers, and other creative agents who collaborate with us in our projects.

Fellows

Taswir projects welcomes applications of international fellows – students, scholars, architects, artists, writers, filmmakers, and other researchers.

You may apply via the Goethe Institute (Kulturakademie) of your city, via ifa’s crossculture program, via the DAAD, the Anna Lindh foundation, or other venues in your city that we may not be aware of.

With our projects we connect Taswir fellows located in Berlin to other cities, Beirut, Cairo, etc.

Our fellows 2013-2018

Julia Gyemant (Berlin)

Writer and artist, permanent Taswir fellow, co-curator for Lady Dada Kalam, personal advisor to the director.  

Hanna Lehun (Berlin)

Co-Curator and Taswir fellow at House of Taswir since 2017, Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Studies and Ukrainian Counter-Histories, artist, and photographer, co-curator of Lady Dada Kalam exhibition 2017, personal assistant to the director, and co-editor of the Taswir atlas BM CAC Contemporary.

Sinan Eren Erk (Istanbul)

Goethe-Fellow at Taswir projects 2018-2019, curator, author, university lecturer in Istanbul, and co-editor of the Taswir atlas BM CAC Contemporary.

Adalet Garmiany (Erbil)

Curator, director of ArtRole, platform for contemporary art and culture in Kurdistan Iraq – ifa Fellow @ taswir projects via the CrossCulture Program

Razan Nassreddine (Damascus/ Berlin)

Anna Lindh fellow and master thesis student in cultural mediation of Mediterranean cultures @ taswir projects in Berlin

Friederike Ruff (Berlin)

Taswir fellow @ Ashkal Alwan in Beirut via an ifa crossculture fellowship; visual artist and permanent taswir research fellow. Co-curator of Lady Dada Kalam. 

Huma Sherzai (Kabul, Berlin)

Psychologist, ifa crossculture fellow @ taswir projects in Berlin 2015. Curator of Kabul Atlas of Poetry 2016. Co-curator of Lady Dada Kalam. 

Molka Haj Salem (Tunis)

Architect, Goethe Fellow @ taswir projects in Berlin 2015, co-editor of the taswir atlas, co-curator of Lady Dada Kalam.  

Huda AlJanabi (Baghdad)

Poet, Blogger, Medical Doctor, Baghdad – ifa Fellow @ taswir projects in Berlin via CrossCulture Program ifa 2016. Co-curator of Lady Dada Kalam. Initiator of the Shanashil Project with artist Joseph Sasson Semah 2017-2018.

Supporters

We thank the supporters and partners of TASWIR Projects

Artam Antik A.Ş. Müzayede

… for the generous support of our exhibition “Wednesday Society. The Couch of Meret O.” in collaboration with IKSV, Istanbul, September – October, 2019

Goethe Institute Munich / Cultural Academy Tarabya

… for their trust and their support of our exhibition “Wednesday Society. The Couch of Meret O.,” parallel event of the 16th International Istanbul Biennial, September 2019 

Goethe Institute Istanbul

… for their support of the 2nd edition of BM Contemporary COSMOPOLIS UNBENT, Istanbul, Tarabya, July 2019 

Goethe Institute Zagreb 

… for their spontaneous support of our exhibition “FOURFOLD. Positions from Berlin” at Salon Galic in Split, June 2019

ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen

… for supporting our exhibition “FOURFOLD. Positions from Berlin” in Salon Galic in Split, July 2019.  

Goethe Institute Istanbul / Cultural Academy Tarabya

… for their support of our Taswir video clips on “The Shanashil Project” with Huda Aljanabi and Manu Bruckstein in Istanbul, September 2018

GIZ – Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

… for their support of our video interview “The Shanahil Project” with Huda AlJanabi (Baghdad), Joseph Sasson Semah (Amsterdam) and Manu Bruckstein, January 2017 and December 2018 (Berlin)

GIZ – Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

… for supporting our project “Kabul Atlas of Poetry” in collaboration with Huma Sherzai Kabul/Berlin through the years 2016-2018.

Brigitte Ibing and the DBI

… for making Meine Kleine Mnemosyne exhibit at the Pergamon Palais happen

Ömer B. Çoruh

… for his generous support of the Pergamon Palais Auction Exhibit and of Taswir’s Atlas Project

Udo Keller Stiftung Forum Humanum

…for supporting the TASWIR Seminar at Café Leonar in Hamburg (2013-2014)

Lilli-Friedemann Stiftung 

… for being the first art institute working with the TASWIR Atlas 

Galerie Kornfeld Kunsthandel GmbH

…for supporting us in our ongoing work on the TASWIR Atlas

Robert Bosch Stiftung

…for supporting the development of the TASWIR Atlas and TASWIR.org (2010-2012)

…for supporting the TASWIR Workshop series “TASWIR – A Portable Atlas” within the exhibition TASWIR at the Martin-Gropius-Bau (2009-2010)

…for supporting the commissioned piece “…Kein Anfang. Kein Ende…” (2008) by Saed Haddad with texts by Mahmoud Darwish and Paul Celan

Berliner Festspiele

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Allianz Kulturstiftung

Museum for Islamic Art Berlin

Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europa (EUME)

Universität der Künste and Hochschule für Musik (KLANGZEITORT)

The Free University Berlin

…for their cooperation with the TASWIR Workshop series “TASWIR – A Portable Atlas” within the exhibition TASWIR curated by ha’atelier and organized by the Berliner Festspiele at the Martin-Gropius-Bau (2009-2010)

Association for Education (DBI)

…Brigitte Ibing for generously supporting the TASWIR Workshop series “TASWIR – A Portable Atlas” within the exhibition TASWIR at the Martin-Gropius-Bau (2009-2010)

We thank the supporters and partners of ha’atelier work in Berlin 2002-2008

Allianz Cultural Foundation

…for supporting the exhibition, dance performance, and workshop “BodyLetter” with Parastou Forouhar and Ziya Azazi (2008)

…for financing the website “ha’atelier” (2005-2012)

Hauptstadtkulturfonds

…for supporting the exhibition, dance performance, and workshop “Bodyletter” with Parastou Forouhar and Ziya Azazi (2008)

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

…for cooperating with the exhibition, performance, lectures, poetry, and music “‘…Kein Anfang. Kein Ende…’. An Evening for Mahmoud Darwish” (2008)

Gerda Henkel Stiftung

…for supporting our forum “politisches atelier”, a platform for the renaissance of Jewish and Muslim cosmopolitics (2008)

medico international

…and Katja Maurer for her support, the organisation and the placing of our appeal “Kein Krieg!” in the weekly “DIE ZEIT” on the 10th of August 2006

Heinrich Böll Foundation

…for financing our workshop exhibition “Else Lasker-Schüler im Atelier ihrer Künste” (2005)

Gemäldegalerie at the Kulturforum Berlin

…for provindg us with the facilities of the Gemäldegalerie for the performance of Sidney Corbett’s “Panim el Panim (Face to Face)” (2005)

J. W. Goethe University Frankfurt a. M.

…for carrying out the platform “Image, Matter, Body” within the framework of the Martin-Buber-Professorship (2005)

Foundation Brandenburger Tor

…and its managing director, Monika Grütters, for her support in providing us with the facilities of the Max Liebermann Haus at Pariser Platz (2004-2005)

Humboldt University of Berlin

…and Horst Bredekamp for the cooperation between the Rudolf-Arnheim-Professorship at the department for art historical research and ha’atelier projects (2004)

Museum for Islamic Art Berlin

…and its former director Claus-Peter Haase for his collaboration on the occasion of the exhibition Claudio Lange “Islam in Cathedrals” and the corresponding discussion series (2003-2004)

DaimlerChysler

… and Manfred Genz for his spontaneous support of Arnold Schönberg’s “Streichquartett No. 1 Op. 7″ at the exhibition “The Magdalene” (2003)

The Free University Berlin

…for the support of our exhibition and lecture series “Cosmopolitics (Jewish)” (2002)

The Jewish Museum Berlin

…and Cilly Kugelmann for the support of the opening event of ha’atelier “…from Jerusalem to Berlin” (2002)

Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin

…and its director Sigrid Weigel for supporting our exhibition and lecture series “Cosmopolitics (Jewish)” (2002)

Felix Posen Foundation London

…for supporting our exhibition and lecture series “Cosmopolitics (Jewish)” (2002)

Gert Rosenthal

…for his continuous support in the structural development of ha’atelier

Team

A.S. Bruckstein Çoruh / Founding Director

initiates and creates TASWIR projects. She writes taswir exhibitions, constructs the taswir atlas, envisions the research field of taswir, and realizes the forthcoming house of taswir. She is the founding director of TASWIR projects and of ha’atelier.

Hanna Lehun

Co-Curator and Taswir fellow at House of Taswir since 2017, Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Studies and Ukrainian Counter-Histories, artist, and photographer, co-curator of Lady Dada Kalam exhibition 2017, personal assistant to the director, and co-editor of the Taswir atlas BM CAC Contemporary.

Sinan Eren Erk

Co-Editor of the Atlas BM Contemporary, Co-Curator of COSMOPOLIS UNBENT, Istanbul, Tarabya, July 2019, and Assistant Curator for the exhibition “Wednesday Society. The Couch of Merit O.”, parallel exhibition to the 16th International Istanbul Biennial, September 2019

Benjamin Metz / Graphic Design

is the graphic artist developing the visual language of TASWIR projects and of ha’atelier. Benjamin Metz works for ha’atelier and TASWIR projects since 2007. Benjamin Metz lives and works as an independent graphic designer in Berlin.

Lotte Laub / Assistant Curator and Artists Communication

worked with Shulamit Çoruh as an assistant curator in the TASWIR exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin 2009-2010

Razan Nassreddine / Organization

Razan Nassreddine holds an M.A. in contemporary art theory, focussing on contemporary Syrian artists. She worked with Taswir on an imaginary exhibition called “Syrrealism” whose time is yet to come

Friederike Ruff / Freelance at Taswir projects

is an artist, blogger, and curator. She joined the Taswir institute in March, 2014.

Mona Cattaoui / Assistent to the Director, Artist Communication

responsible for artists communication, among many more things. Mona Cattaoui is a writer, translator, and independent scholar. She works with Taswir projects since January, 2014.

Huma Sherzai

our Kabul associate, ifa crossculture fellow at Taswir projects 2015, and co-curator of the Kabul Atlas of Poetry 2016

Molka Haj Salem

Goethe fellow at Taswir projects and first taswir fellow 2015, independent architect in Tunis, co-curator of taswir’s collaborative projects in Tunis, co-curator of the Kabul Atlas of Poetry 2016, and personal assistant to the director fall 2015

Jens Ravens / Head Programmer TASWIR atlas

CEO of nerdgeschoss GmbH Berlin, programs and conceptually develops the Taswir atlas.

Christoph Nöthlings / Translations

is the translator of TASWIR projects. He is based in Leipzig and translates from and to English, German, French. Among other things, he is the translator of Jalal Toufic, The Withdrawal of Tradition Past a Surpassing Disaster into German, published in August 2011.

Pia Gschwind / Head of Berlin Office 2014-2015

project management and supervision of the Berlin office.

Andreas C. Islebe / Editor in Chief 2010-2014

joined the team of ha’atelier in 2010. He is the editor of taswir projects, co-editor of the TASWIR Atlas. Andreas C. Islebe is a scholar of Arabic literature and Islamic philosophy.

Beral Madra / Istanbul Associate

is our long term associate in Istanbul. Among many other things, she directed the Contemporary Arts Division at the ISTANBUL European Capital of Culture Office 2010. With Beral Madra together, we are presently planning the opening of an Istanbul bureau for the TASWIR institute, in cooperation with Kuad, a critical gallery space for theory and art in Istanbul.

Gerko Egert / Editor TASWIR Atlas

is a co-editor of the TASWIR atlas. Together with Shulamit Çoruh he is responsible for the object association governing the movement of artifacts in the TASWIR atlas. He is a scholar engaging theories of eros, of touch, dance theories, and concepts of the body.

Hendrik v. Beust / Communication and Marketing

As an experienced communications consultant he has worked for numerous international clients and projects with latest projects in Doha, Qatar, and Berlin. He has been an advisor for Taswir’s communication and marketing strategy 2012-2016. He coordinated some of the technological plattforms for TASWIR.

Klaus Bonau / TASWIR Atlas

created the first algorithm for the TASWIR atlas and developed the matrix governing its movements. He directed the digital logistics of the TASWIR exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau 2009-2010.

Di Mackey / TASWIR photography

is the photographer of TASWIR Projects, many of her magnificent photographs are documented on this website. She is based in Antwerp and has been with us in Cairo, Istanbul, Amsterdam, and other places.

Merit Fakler / TASWIR videos

is associated with TASWIR projects as a video artist since 2009. We had the privilege of working with her in the TASWIR exhibition and the TASWIR madrasa, her video documentations can be watched under MEDIA / videos on this website.

dtb lawyers

are our legal advisors. dtb lawyers specialize in art law consultancy. We are grateful for the skillful advise of Pascal Decker and Bertold Schmidt-Thomé how to gradually make our imaginary institute manifest in the world.

 

A.S. Bruckstein Çoruh

is the initiator, creator, architect, writer of taswir projects, the  founder of House of Taswir and of Meine Kleine Mnemosyne [MKM]

she works as an independent thinker,  writer, researcher, curator, lecturer, advisor, theory artist, with artists, scholars, composers, graduate students, institutions, academies, museums, and foundations.

she conceives her her projects in digital and analogue, real and imagined worlds in various ways, alternately as almút sh. bruckstein, ha’atelier, house of taswir, shulamit çoruh, a.s. bruckstein çoruh, or taswir projects.

all concepts, exhibitions, the taswir atlas, and other works signed by taswir projects are under her copyright.

every one of her projects is ongoing, she collaborates with scholars, artists, and researchers, international institutes of advanced studies, international curators’ platforms, cultural foundations, academies, museums, NGO’s, galleries, international festivals.

she is seeking individuals, investors, colleagues, and institutions,
who share her skills of associating different materials, genres, and positions, who appreciate her way of collaborating across disciplines, institutions, places.

Please feel free to join the taswir faculty of visionary investors.