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In the artistic work of Anna Meyer, the glittering temptations of a global consumer culture encounter the losers of the radical capitalisation of all sectors of life. Her figures seem devoid of goals and hapless in the face of the promises of happiness by the mass media, advertising, and “shopping” culture – whoever cannot keep up with this system is brutally pushed to its periphery. Based on important series of works of recent years such as “Homeless – Müllness“, “Quartier im All“, “Conflict Mini“ or “Krisenparkplatz Welt”, the book accompanying the exhibition at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig details the particular perception of (urban) reality that distinguishes all works by the artist. Paintings, models, and applied works describe the shift in the circumstances of life. Written contributions by Patricia Grzonka, Peter Hein, Julia Schäfer, Raimar Stange, and others complement the elaborate volume.