one room
from 17.11.2023

Meike Männel


Nuremberg photographer Meike Männel (born 1991) lives and works in Großreuth. In 2017, after her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, she moved to this rural suburb of Nuremberg and began the process of settling in with an ongoing series named after her new home. For the exhibition space at Neues Museum she has put together a cross-section spanning the seasons. Männel achieves the distanced gaze of a field researcher: at dawn and dusk, vegetation appears exotic in the bright light of her flash, suddenly causing a supposed “weed” to seem like an extraordinary plant. In this exhibition, we see an entirely different side of the city of Nuremberg.