Invitation – Exhibition ‘Tempel auf Zeit’

Invitation – Exhibition ‘Tempel auf Zeit’

Tempel auf Zeit

16th February 2020
Thesaurós. Berlin



7th February 2020

Dear friends,

The new Thesaurós Room in Berlin will open its doors with the exhibition Tempel auf Zeit (temporary temple / temple on time) on Sunday 16 February at four o'clock. Come in large numbers and bring friends!


Passages from the text of the exhibition by JMH Schindele:


The search for merging horizons

Tempel auf Zeit is the beginning of a series of about ten episodes of art exhibitions that are complemented by essayistic, poeticising and commenting means.

This temple is concerned with the interplay of myth and poetry. As a life-shaping force and ground plan of human existence, this interplay is at the centre of an organic programme of conversations and birthday celebrations and comes across us in ten works of art.

These are from:

El Arbi Bouqdib ARCHIVE, arranged and romanticised by Elshan GhasimiMichal Martychowiec and JMH Schindele.

GABRIEL, in collaboration with Stefan HähnelLaura Fociños Mantecón and JMH Schindele.

Elshan Ghasimi with Friedrich Andreoni.

Hilarion Manero.

Michal Martychowiec.

GABRIEL Der Soldat der keinen Krieg führen sollte

GABRIEL interpreted by Stefan Hähnel. Der Soldat der keinen Krieg führen wollte
(The soldier who doesn't fight a war to lead)

“... like the map of Europe and the Fertile Crescent. On it we see the trace of the slowly becoming endeavour
and artistic work of the wandering hermit Edwin William Moes and his figure GABRIEL. ”

1-4 | Rosicrucian Ephemeris 1900-2000: At Midnight, 0 Hour Tdt | April 1947 – May 1947 (1984)

1-4 Rosicrucian Ephemeris 1900-2000 at Midnight | April 1947 – May 1947 (1984).
An object from the El Arbi Bouqdib ARCHIVE.

“… an object from the estate of the Arab biochemist and mystic El Arbi Bouqdib in a display case.
Rosicrucian Ephemeris 1900-2000, a book, the star constellations of the past century,
opened on the supposed month of Bouqdib's birth: April 1947.

The composer and Tar virtuoso Elshan Ghasimi has musically arranged it in 2018.
But what is it, to which sphere does it belong?“

Michal Martychowiec - What remains the poets provide

The work What remains the poets provide by Michal Martychowiec
is one of the key works in the exhibition.


Opening Reception: 16th February 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Opening times: Tuesday & Saturday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Personal viewings and group visits for up to five people by appointment. Admission & guided tour free of charge.

Uhlandstraße 147
10719 Berlin

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New Exhibition Space in Berlin Charlottenburg

New Exhibition Space in Berlin Charlottenburg

Bublitz. Thesaurós. Uhlandstraße.

Dear friends,

we are pleased to announce the opening of our new exhibition location in Berlin. Please feel warmly invited to its opening on February 16, 2020.

The exhibition space Thesaurós. Uhlandstraße. will be the junction between the work of the artist group Thesaurós and the narrative interest of the curator JMH Schindele.

In the semi-public space, visitors are invited to view art and cultural history exhibitions. These exhibitions are accompanied by conversations with scholars and researchers, literary and lyrical antics, and other events that promote sociability and serendipity.

Bublitz will tell here coherent and evolving stories that result from the work of the Thesaurós group in dialogue with cultural-historical objects and works by other artists. Their focal point is the examination of history and the presence of different mythopoetic artistic processes.

The premises of Thesaurós. Uhlandstraße. are architecturally connected to the Chinese tea house Jiang. The conversation program is designed in collaboration with the philosopher Reinhard Knodt.

Michal Martychowiec - All is history

The artwork All is history by Michal Martychowiec can be read as a preamble for the exhibitions of 2020.
If you venture further, you might see a sparkling guiding star or as a simple,
yet fertile imagination about the human condition.



Uhlandstraße 147
10719 Berlin


Opening Reception: February 16th, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Opening times: Tuesday & Saturday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
Personal viewings and group visits for up to five people by appointment.

Admission & guided tour free of charge.

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New Music for the old Ceremony

Elshan Ghasimi - Elies Miniatures I & II



Dear friends,

In the summer of last year, Elshan GhasimiMichal Martychowiec and JMH Schindele began following the footsteps of the mathematician, biochemist, mystic and poet El Arbi Bouqdib, who died in 2016. With the help of the family, and in particular his youngest son and estate administrator Joseph Bouqdib the El Arbi Bouqdib Archive was founded.

The purpose of this archive is to trace the life of this extraordinary free spirit, based on the approximately 20,000 documents and items left behind, to construct a poetic work of remembrance.

Initial archival-artistic work has brought the first treasures to light. The virtuoso and composer Elshan Ghasimi gained inspiration from individual objects and has written music and songs based on them. We are happy to announce the publication of two live albums Elies Miniatures I – Ein Garten singender Dinge and EM II – Archivblumen, for which purpose the music label Bublitz Music was recently founded. In the future, Bublitz Music will also focus on the other classical musics – an evocative term invoked by the British musicologist and critic Michael Church.

EG - Elies Miniatures performance

A short passage from the press release:

“What does a magnetic field generator sound like? What does the last cigarette lighter say? Whose hands are there, coming towards us, and what is the secret behind the star chart?

Elshan Ghasimi’s concept album Elies Miniatures I – Ein Garten singender Dinge combines classical Persian music with the demands of contemporary conceptual art and the processing of an archive.

With the utmost sensitivity in musical expression, the world-class soloist leads us into a new musical universe on the tar. As a composer, she interlaces different modal scales of the Radīf*, combines them with influences and elements of minimal music and interweaves poetry by Omar Chayyām, Hossein Gol-e-Golab, Hatef Esfahani and her own texts. On this album, Ghasimi appears in various roles as composer, soloist, singer and reciter.”

As album, concert and exhibition cycle, Elies Miniatures is an ongoing narrative as well as a novel form of merging music, concert, visual art, exhibition and biographical narration. If you are interested in deeper diving into the conceptual and artistic framework of this collaborative work of Elshan Ghasimi, Michal Martychowiec and JHM Schindele visit the cycle's website.

Read more.




You can find the albums on all major streaming platforms.
A limited edition on vinyl is being prepared for production.

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Elshan Ghasimi – Excerpts of the Radīf I – V | First Introduction

Elshan Ghasimi – Excerpts of the Radīf I – V | First Introduction

Dear readers,

Excerpts of the Radīf is the programmatic title of Elshan Ghasimi's new concert series. It is a journey and invitation to the Classical Persian Canon. Sometimes one only realizes afterwards how fortunate one is.

We can report on a few of these fortunate cases. An example is the encounter and work with the Tar virtuoso and composer Elshan Ghasimi in 2015. The only female master of this instrument worldwide.

© | Fotograf Gerhard Kühne

© | Fotograf Gerhard Kühne

And fortunately, in retrospective, stories are curiously written: So, at the same moment we launched the exhibition cycle Mnemosyne on European identity, our range of topics took a giant leap: Through Ghasimi, the Persian classical culture moved into focus, as the Arabic tradition came into it through the estate of El Arbi Bouqdib.

But how do you create enthusiasm and intelligently approach a foreign civilization and world culture? How can this happen beyond exoticism and terms like 'world music', beyond repetition and standard vocabulary? The leveling down global pop culture is certainly not a lasting concept to uncover a vibrating and yet hidden classical tradition. So we had to go and find other ways.

From these thoughts and in conversation with Ghasimi arose the idea to the series Excerpts of the Radīf: A series of introduction; theoretical, yet flamboyant, complex yet with open arms for open ears and minds. An invitation to explore an unknown and arcane but promising and harmonious Jadeworld.

Premiere and opening will take place on November 15th at 8pm in Berlin.

Literaturhaus Lettrétage, Mehringdamm 61.


Especially in the name of Elshan Ghasimi,
yours sincerely,


JMH Schindele
Artistic Director | Bublitz



… so we came to new formats of media and time convergence like Elies Miniatures. An exemplary centaur of exhibition, concert, archive work and ritualized memory. The first major production of Bublitz Thesaurós with Elshan Ghasimi.

Elshan Ghasimi - Muster

About the Radīf

A Radīf (series, sequence, ranking) is a collection of hundreds, if one counts the Radīfs of differentmasters (Ostād), thousands of melodious figures. So-called Guschehs. These melodies are organized within twelve tonal systems called Dastgāh and Awaz.

The master improvises on the basis of these melodies. These improvisations, not unlike jazz, are the highest form of performing and practicing this art.

In 2009 the Radīf has been declared World Heritage by the UNESCO. But history as we know only comes into individual existance through the living tradition, through the individual and challenging process of update and appropriation.

Ghasimi will present two different tonal systems (Dastgāh and Awaz) in each concert of the five-parted series. Solo Tar or Setar.

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Silk roads, silk voices, steel strings.

Silk roads, silk voices, steel strings.

Dear friends,

We are pleased to invite you to the first two public Konzert-Lesungen by the poet Inge Buck and Elshan Ghasimi.

Two rhetoric, two interlocutors, two generations, two classical traditions interwoven in some other you.

The Konzert-Lesungen will take place on the 30th of August in Bremen, in the book and art shop Franz Leuwer, and on the 3rd of September in Berlin, in the Literature House Lettrétage.

Zwei Minuten & Frühlingsvogel

In these links you will find two poems and compositions.

Zwei Minuten

Poem and voice: Inge Buck.
Composition and interpretation for Persian long-necked lute Tar: Elshan Ghasimi.



Inge Buck Portrait von Julia Baier

© Photo Inge Buck: Julia Baier



fresh::sounds Seidenstrasse 4

"... Beauty poured into sounds ... A soothing evening full of unexpected moments of happiness."

Hamburger Abendblatt on last year's Silkroad Festival


We would also like to draw your attention to the Silk Road Festival on the 8th of September in Hamburg. Elshan Ghasimi will be there, along with other artists from the new and old Silk Road.

Concerts, new atmospheres and other syntheses can be found from 8 pm in the resonanzraum.


In the name of the Bublitz network,

JMH Schindele



Elshan Ghasimi

© Photo Elshan Ghasimi: Bublitz gGmbH

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Was bleibt | Inge Buck and Elshan Ghasimi

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are extremely pleased to introduce you to a new collaboration, a new flower of joint work. The collaboration of Thesaurós artist and composer Elshan Ghasimi with the poet and author Inge Buck.

Poetry & Music. Concert & Reading. Two rhetorics, two interlocutors, two classical traditions face to face.

Buck's poetry, near the ideal of elegiac presentness, realizes the tragedy of the human-bound. However, sometimes cheerful, it never leaves the paved and hard ground of realism; it slips into the comic or even the cynical.

Please find a sample under the following link or in the appendix: Poem and composition for the Persian long-necked lute Tar.

Zwei Minuten.



Inge Buck Portrait by Julia Baier

© Photo Inge Buck: Julia Baier



The first two concert-readings will take place on 30th August in Bremen, in the book and art gallery Franz Leuwer and on 3rd September in Berlin, in the Literature House Lettrétage.

Inge Buck wrote the following introduction to the concert readings:

“Moved and inspired by the volume of poems Unter dem Schnee [“Under the Snow”]by the poet Inge Buck, with collages by Monica Schefold, translated into Persian by Madjid Mohit, the Persian musician and composer Elshan Ghasimi has created corresponding compositions. A poetic dialogue between poetry and music, Orient and Occident, between Inge Buck’s poems and Elshan Ghasimi’s musical interpretations: “The melodies come to me, when I read the poems.”

The gap between the cultures is bridged. In the dialogue and stillness between Persian music and German text, worlds evolve from words and tones: about urban landscapes and nature, seasons and lifetime, forgetting and remembering, about war, exile and the language of books.

Elshan Ghasimi and Inge Buck, two artists of different cultures, languages and generations, meet in their interaction: the texts open themselves to the music, the music to the texts.


The reading and concert will be framed by an introduction by JMH Schindele and a concluding talk with the artists. In Bremen we also have the opportunity to welcome the publisher of the Sujet publishing house Madjid Mohit.

Mohit was honored in 2015 for his enduring work and merit with the Hermann Kesten Prize of the Pen Center Germany. In his capacity as a translator and adapter from German into Persian, he is the facilitator of the collaboration of Buck and Ghasimi.

Please, feel warmly invited and welcomed!

On behalf of the artists and the Bublitz network,

JMH Schindele


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Zarathustra | Elshan Ghasimi and Neda Ahmadi at the Klangteppich-Festival Berlin

Festival for Music of the Iranian Diaspora

Dear friends of Classical Persian music and culture,

We are pleased to announce a special event this Friday in Berlin. For the first time Elshan Ghasmi appears in a duo with the experimental Animator Neda Ahmadi. The whole thing then immediately gains an epic dimension: The two artists made the central creation myth of the ancient Persian religion of Zarathustra to their subject and task: compositions in sand, sound and space for eye, ear and intellect.

The visual concert will take place this Friday, June 22, at 9pm at the Klangteppisch-Festival for Music of the Iranian Diaspora. Organized by journalist Franziska Buhre and musician and musicologist Ali Choolae. The festival brings together an extraordinary group of artists of far-reaching musical and artistic color. In total, there are eight events starting on Friday and Saturday both at 6pm at the Salon am Moritzplatz.

Please find further information here

The official text of the festival:

„The festival presents contemporary music creations by Berlin-based musicians from Iran in new artistic encounters. Persian instruments are to be discovered in new sound environments, the voice is heard in stories and singing in several languages. The variety of remembered and anticipated sounds unfolds into a magnificent fabric that the musicians and listeners tie together.

In the first festival edition, the tar can be experienced as a solo instrument, as a partner of live visuals and as a companion of cello, clarinet, ney and percussion. Kamancheh and tabla will explore the paths of the silk road, the ornamentation of classical Persian song oscillates in digital sound synthesis, tales in Azerbaijani and Turkish enter into a dialogue with contemporary interpretations of Persian poetry. The rhythms of tonbak and daf will eventually resonate in electronic sound layers.“

So again and with appropriate emphasis: A warm invitation to the festival this Friday and Saturday, from 6pm onwards at the Salon am Moritzplatz. As little aperçu of activation, the trailer of the first appearance of the ensemble 'Das Auge des Divans' (Gerhardt / Ghasimi) from the beginning of the year. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Elshan Ghasimi and the entire Bublitz-Network


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New Exhibition Cycle: Elies Miniatures | Ghasimi, Martychowiec and EBA

Elshan Ghasimi

Elies Miniatures I - II
Ein Garten singender Objekte & Archivblumen


In August 2015, Bublitz conducted an interview with the mathematician and Quran researcher, chemist and magician, poet and programmer El Arbi Bouqdib. Bouqdib died the following March. In 2017, together with the Bouqdib family, we founded the El Arbi Bouqdib Archive. Now the Archive is about to get activated and start talking.

In conversation with El Arbi Bouqdib. August 2015

In conversation with El Arbi Bouqdib. August 2015


On the 4th of June in Berlin and the 10th of June in Bremen, 38 compositions by the Classical Persian musician Elshan Ghasimi will be premiered: Elies Miniatures. It is a new form for a new endeavor combining several authors and perspectives into the many possible pasts. A new exhibition cycle.

A centaur of concert and exhibition. Concert-Exhibitions. In order to give you an insight into its creation processes, we take the liberty to print the following note.

Magnetfeldgenerator  | Magnetic Field Generator (early 90s)

Magnetfeldgenerator | Magnetic Field Generator (early 90s)


Note of Julian Malte Hatem Schindele | March 27, 2018

So now the plan is fixed! Who would have expected that suddenly everything would be moving so fast?? Elshan Ghasimi made a suggestion, I gratefully accepted: She wants to set 38 objects from the estate of El Arbi Bouqdib into music. She wants to translate them into her own subjective and beautiful language of Classical Persian Music. In dialogue with uncertain pasts.

The objects/souvenirs/relics - how should I call these memorial stones? - will be 'staged' by Michal Martychowiec. The objects, their symbolic qualities form a polyphonic chorus that speaks of Bouqdib's life. As a curator working with such diverse artists as a Persian musician and Martychowiec, an intellectual interrogator of 20th-century art, it is my concern to bring these different modes, possibilities and qualities into a common form.

For this, however, we need a new concept ... The idea of ​​the concert exhibition just popped into my head. After all, Ghasimi is giving concerts and is composing for objects. So Concert-Exhibitions. Ephemeral and permanent ...

Yes, it's a huge question how a life can (and should!) be told. And I am happy (and a bit relieved even) that this long story of Bouqdib, his life, his time, his person and his work begins with music. After all, what could be more free as an approach? Almost like a dance and very volatile.

Our concern is the poetic reconstruction of the past. Truth and Fiction (Dichtung und Wahrheit) like good old Goethe said.

I am very happy to supervise and curate this project!

March 2018 (1429 after Mohammed)

Rosicrucian Ephemeris 1900-2000: AtMidnight, 0 Hour Tdt |  April 1947 – May 1947 (1984)

Rosicrucian Ephemeris 1900-2000: AtMidnight, 0 Hour Tdt | April 1947 – May 1947 (1984)

Führerausweis # 310723 | Permis de conduire # 310723 (17. Dezember 1974)

Führerausweis # 310723 | Permis de conduire # 310723 (17. Dezember 1974)

Der Diwan des Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Al Habib | The Desire of the Travelling Murids and the Gift of the Wayfaring Gnostics | Das Verlangen der reisenden Muriden und das Geschenk der fahrenden Gnostiker (1876 – 1981 AD)

Der Diwan des Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Al Habib | The Desire of the Travelling Murids and the Gift of the Wayfaring Gnostics |
Das Verlangen der reisenden Muriden und das Geschenk der fahrenden Gnostiker (1876 – 1981 AD)


Please feel cordially invited to the Concert-Exhibitions on the 4th June in Berlin at the Literaturhaus Lettrétage and on the 10th June at the Friedenskirche in Bremen!

On Elshan Ghasimi's Website and the Section El Arbi Bouqdib Archive on you'll find more information.

Yours sincerely,

The Bublitz-Team

Persische Klassik


Concert-Exhibition 4 June 2018 | Berlin
Start 8pm | Entrance 7:15pm
Lettrétage Berlin | Mehringdamm 61

Tickets 10€ (5€)


Concert-Exhibition 10 June | Bremen
Start 7pm | Entrance 6:15pm
Friedenskirche Bremen | Humboldtstraße 175

Tickets 12€ (8€)

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Newsletter 11th May 2018

Good news! Our new Bublitz website is now online. With the aid of this platform, we would like to provide you with an insight – even better and clearer than before - into our work and projects. You are cordially invited to visit exhibitions and documentations, listen to classical Persian music and concerts, or embark on political and cultural expeditions:

Our website, which we like referring to as our digital house, has another goal in mind. We would like to create a certain feel and also form a real, joint connection to you, our visitors and public. We would like to slow down and enable a respectful exchange about art and culture, which is unusual within the medium internet. In the net we merely teleport ourselves from one place to another, after all. (This used to be called surfing, but ultimately everything remains anonymous and faceless). The visitor is no longer a person, but a dataset.

We aim to gradually eliminate these feelings. You are meant - take a look around, analyse things and ask questions. Should you be interested in participating and sharing, find out which possibilities already exist in our restructured PATRONAGE section. Without giving too much away, further opportunities for participation will be added during the coming months!

Michal Martychowiec - Reading history

Reading history (2018-196) 2018 chromogener Druck 90x97 cm

Three current exhibitions | Three invitations

We would like to invite you to three current exhibitions in cooperation with Bublitz.

The first one is being held at the Weserburg in Bremen. Michal Martychowiec, who is a member of our artists' programme Thesaurós, has contributed, amongst other things, the exhibition's title piece Where does your heart belong? The presentation was curated by Grzegorz Musiał from the Polish Signum Foundation.

The second exhibition is not as easy to explain, we wish to do justice to art, after all. The exhibition cycle The road leads back and back to the black square can thus be seen until 3rd June at the Brandenburgischer Kunstverein in Potsdam; it is a part of the 'Sieben Ausstellungen' ['Seven Exhibitions'] by Lukas Töpfer. You are cordially invited to attend.

If you happen to be in Poland, Łódź visit the cycle of 4 exhibitions of Michal Martychowiec held at Signum Foundation throughout the year. Reading history is the 1st out of those. The project is a metaphorical investigation of the structures of history, artistic practices and in a sense, life of each individual.

So enjoy our 'new digital house', possibly also the exhibitions in Bremen, Łódź and Potsdam, and please do not hesitate to contact us, should you have any questions.

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Cathedral – Herm Consecration

© M. Schwarzmann

© M. Schwarzmann

During Elshan Ghasimi's performance "Cathedral", on the 31. August 2017, there was another herm consecration. 

The three herms concerned are Cathedral of Laon, Cathedral of Ely and Cathedral of Aachen.

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