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Andreas Siekmann

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For his project, Wir fahren für Bakunin (We’re traveling for Bakunin), Andreas Siekmann plans to travel to a total of 250 cities. The first stop was Frankfurt, the second Hamburg, and recently he came to Vienna. The cities were selected in order toretrace Mikhail Bakunin’s travels (read flight). The Russian revolutionary, one of the most important theoreticians of Anarchism, was banished to Siberia in 1857. Four years later he fled across Japan and the USA to London. According to the project proposal, the cities-tour will go as far as Yokohama and San Francisco.

The project is not just a series of exhibitions but a means of collecting information and of constructing a fictive history. In 68 sketches, Siekmann depicts the truck that drives off to more than 200 cities, filled with information—a kind of traveling archive of Bakunin’s life and theories. These drawings also serve as the outline

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