• TASWIR Atlas / Curator s Diary

    When performing the Mnemosyne, it is essential to start with the decomposition process, that is to say, with the mechanistic proliferations undoing the linear system.

    ABY WARBURG, 1929

  • TASWIR / PICASSO AND KORAN

    The calligraphic effect crystallizes when the letter glides into the pure visual significance of the stroke.

    ROSE ISSA

  • TASWIR Madrasa / Martin-Gropius-Bau 2010

    So one has to – I suppose – question first of all, WHAT SCENE OF KNOWLEDGE DO WE WISH TO CREATE [...]

    SARAT MAHARAJ during TASWIR, January 17, 2010

  • TASWIR The Story

    In der Verknüpfung und Verschiebung und Verdichtung der Namen und Dinge und Zeiten entstehen neue Wege, neue Formen, neue Techniken, neues Wissen.

  • WALID RAAD @ TASWIR / IndexXXVI_Artists / 2009 (Detail)

    Le sujet n existe pas [...] Le sujet de l écriture est un système de rapports entre les couches: du bloc magique, du psychique, de la societé, du monde.

    JACQUES DERRIDA

  • TASWIR / BLIND DATE

    BUTHAYNA ALI / WE (NOUS / Nahnu) / 2006/2009

    كل شخص يختارأرجوحته نتأرجح كالأطفال

    بثينة علي

  • BodyLetter / PARASTOU FOROUHAR / 2008

    Pour que l’écriture soit manifestée dans sa vérité […] il faut qu’elle soit illisible.

    ROLAND BARTHES

  • TASWIR / TAYSIR BATNIJI / GAZA WALLS / 2001

    Trauer ist der Widerstand gegen das Verschwinden.

    DIETER ADELMANN

  • TASWIR / LIGHT SENTENCE / MONA HATOUM / 1992/2009

    Das Karee ... ein Quadrat ohne Erbarmen

    SIEGFRIED KRACAUER

  • TASWIR / AL-HALQA

    PARASTOU FOROUHAR / COUNT DOWN / 2008

  • TASWIR / IMPRINT AND TOUCH

    MONA HATOUM / + and - / 1994-2004

    Il faut penser la vie comme trace […]. Seule l’absence pure […] peut inspirer, autrement dit travailler, puis faire travailler.

    JACQUES DERRIDA

  • TASWIR / FACE AND EFFACED FACE

    TAYSIR BATNIJI / MARTYRS / 2001

    I believe, in this very exhibition, exile is not a state of mind, exile is not a metaphor. Exile unites so many entities, so many geographies, so many individuals, so many lives, and so many pains and so many sufferings

    ABDUL-RAHIM AL-SHAIKH during TASWIR in Berlin

  • TASWIR / UTOPIA OF THE TEXT

    JOSEPH SEMAH / TALMUD BAVLI PESSACHIM / An Introduction to the Principle of Relative Expression / 1979

  • TASWIR / The Agenda of an Exhibition / January 2010

    to see truth without a veil is to see there is no seeing of truth but through the veil of truth

    ELLIOT R. WOLFSON / guest book of the TASWIR exhibition Dec 9, 2009

  • TASWIR / GEOMETRIES

    Egli [l’universo] è scritto in lingua matematica e i caratteri son triangoli, cerchi, ed altre figure geometriche; […] senza questi è un aggirarsi vanamente per un oscuro labirinto.

    GALILEO GALILEI

  • BodyLetter / ZIYA AZAZI & PARASTOU FOROUHAR

    Berlin, June 2008 / ha atelier

  • TASWIR / QURAN

    WOLFGANG LAIB / Die fünf unbesteigbaren Berge / 1984 / 2009

    مشاركة أرسل إلى صديق حفظ طباعة كنت كنزاً مخفياً فأحببت أن أُعرف فخلقت الخلق فبي عرفوني

    حديث قدسى

  • TASWIR / HUMAN WRITES

    THE FORSYTHE COMPANY / HUMAN WRITES / 2005-2012

    Die Schrift entsteht in Human Writes aus einem Akt der körperlichen Verhinderung. Alles Schreiben wird erschwert, muss sich gegen Hindernisse durchsetzen.

    WILLIAM FORSYTHE

  • TASWIR / FACE AND EFFACED FACE

     

  • TASWIR / POLIS

    SHERIF EL-AZMA / AL QAHIRA - OUT OF PERSPECTIVE / 2009

    It s as if Cairo is my body, and my body is Cairo.

    SHERIF EL-AZMA during TASWIR

  • Denkraumschöpfung [...] Material zu einer Entwicklungsphysiologie des Pendelgangs.

    ABY WARBURG, 1929

  • TASWIR / Curator s Diary Cairo

     

  • TASWIR / SPLINTERING THE LOGOS

    BRION GYSON / CALLIGRAFFITI OF FIRE / 1985 with open HADITH

    Fluxus is not a movement, not a moment in history, not an organization: Fluxus is an idea, a kind of work, a tendency, a way of life, a changing set of people who do Fluxworks.

    DICK HIGGINS

  • TASWIR / The Principle of Relative Expression

    With regard to the contemporary artwork, all viewers are on the same footing as non-experts, non-specialists, keyless, even cueless.

    SARAT MAHARAJ

  • TASWIR / NALINI MALANI / TALES OF GOOD AND EVIL / 2008

    When the whole mass of dream-thoughts is brought under the pressure of the dream-work, its elements turned about, broken into fragments and jammed together, the question arises of what happens to the logical connections which have hitherto formed its framework.

    SIGMUND FREUD

  • TIMO NASSERI, Everything is Everything, in situ 2009 @ TASWIR

    The diagrammatic or abstract machine does not function to represent even something real, but rather constructs a real that is yet to come, a new type of reality.

    Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari

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The difference between contiguous imagination and discontiguous imagination is that the contiguous kind disappears with the disappearance of the imaginer, while the discontiguous kind is an autonomous presence, constantly receptive toward meanings and spirits.

IBN AL'ARABI

Welcome to TASWIR!

TASWIR is an imaginary institute developing its own idiosyncratic topography of themes, a platform initiating, producing, and documenting projects in collaboration with a loosely associated faculty. The site of TASWIR takes on the form of a fragmented and expanding body. You may enter the universe of TASWIR in several ways.

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The ATLAS is the most complex way to enter the project. In it you find an object related, multi-faceted and mobile edition of the TASWIR project. It is helpful to read the ATLAS text and the TASWIR guide before you enter the ATLAS full screen. The ATLAS is in a state of nucleus and still forthcoming.

Via the TASWIR Topography

The TOPOGRAPHY is the systematic way to enter the project. What you find is an idiosyncratic order of encyclopedic themes, subjectively defined, filled with TASWIR and TASWIR related projects, present and future.

Via the TASWIR Faculty

The FACULTY is the personal way to enter the project. Here you will see who has worked with the TASWIR project so far, and how TASWIR crystallizes when mirrored in the works of our loosely associated faculty.

Via the TASWIR Calendar

The CALENDAR is the public way to enter the project. In the Calendar we announce activities of our faculty members in the world and publicize events in which we recognize a strong affinity to our own topography of themes.

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