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The book as an artwork as an exhibition as a book
| Lage Egal | Opening 23.08.16
Danziger Str. 145, 10407 Berlin

Berlin Open Studio
BOS 16 | Under Cover | 5 – 15 September 2016
invited by Studio Hellmich - Wüst

Fringilla Coelebs L. by Janosch Becker will be soon availiable
at the Fridericianum bookshop in Kassel.

Fringilla Coelebs L. | Janosch Becker | 2016
Softcover | 43 pages | 135 x 200 mm
Digital print | € 20
Edition of 100

As the finch is considered one of the most adorable domestic birds,
his song was noticed and the syllables were counted.
His natural birdsong was researched and artificially perfected

Dr. Johann Matthäus Bechstein, 1795

Birdsongs serve equally as territory marking, as well as attraction
for females and as binding ritual. Some bird species, for certain,
can only be distinguished by their calls. Several authors translated
these into a written form, to make them understandable.
This exquisite compilation of onomatopoeic love-poetry was taken
from relevant ornithological field guides. Fringilla Coelebs is the
scientific name for the common chaffinch. L. is the abbreviation
for Carl Linnaeus who named it. This volume contains eight
poems and three cycles.

NY Art Book Fair, Moma PS1. September 16-18
Invited by Boabooks and Edition Fink

Tokyo Art Book Fair, Japan.
September 16-19
Invited by Hembra Mala

Ed Ruscha Books & Co.
July 28 - September 9, 2016
Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

Cities in Flight | solo show
November 2016
Rinomina, Paris

Pots on Plinths, a collaboration with Uta Pütz for La Belle Revue n.6

Practice as Publisher

Talk at Camberwell College of Arts, London.
13th October 2016


Artists' Books 11, edited by Sarah Bodman

A short review on backbonebooks, Bookarts Newsletter
Edited by Sarah Bodman

An interview about backbonebooks
for KubaParis, by Amelie gr. Darrellmann.

Article / Reading Art: backbonebooks, by Andrea García Cuevas

An Article about the show "Arpologize me"
La genética del arte, Eduardo Egea.
Published in la Crónica de Hoy
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An note about the show "Arpologize me"
Published in El Universal, Newspaper

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An interview I gave about backbonebooks for
GASTV can be read here


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