Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber »Sakae Ôsugi, Anarchiste Japonais«
unique artist book, Xerox prints, 112 pages incl. 57 photographs, 2019
In 1919 Japanese anarchist Sakae Ôsugi came to Paris/St. Denis. In his book »My Escapes from Japan« he wrote: "... Outdoor meetings had been banned, and no-one seemed inclined to ignore the order, Communist politicians, as well as the bureaucrats of the CGT, were terrified of a clash with the police, and did everything they could to keep a damper on things. Consequently, only the CGT's main rally was to be hold in the city centre, while the others, including the St Denis meeting, were confined to the suburbs. Even the protest demonstration against the US government's plan to murder the Italian-Americans Sacco and Vanzetti was forcibly re-routed by its communist stewards into the suburbs."