Winning title German Photo Book Award 2012
Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg
21.06 - 11.08.2012
12.09.2012 - 02.11.2012
A silent observer, Andreas Meichsner documents in his photographs how that vacation we’ve been waiting for so long has a way of plunging us into an agonizing tug-of-war between the contradictory need for freedom on the one hand and security on the other. The reassuring words All Sorted (Alles in Ordnung) stand for a fevered »organizing« of the yearned-for and yet also somehow menacing liberation from workaday life – with the paradoxical result that even vacation time ends up being packed full of structured activities. Meichsner explores in a subtle and humorous fashion the question of whether, in a society dominated more and more by job insecurity and– of ne cessity – flexibility, we might today be witnessing a burgeoning desire for boring, safe predictability.
Andreas Meichsner (*1973) studied photography in Hanover and has been living in Berlin since 2004. His work has been awarded several times and has been presented at festivals including Rencontres d’Arles, the F/stop Festival in Leipzig and Getxophoto in Spain.
Authors: Ann-Christin Bertrand, Rolf Nobel
Artists: Andreas Meichsner
20 x 24 cm
88 color ills.