Tax (target)

Dutch tax letter envelopes
43.9 x 31.5 x 3.5 cm

The Tax series derive from Kley's personal, Dutch tax envelopes that she has collected over a 15-year period. Despite their enigmatic appearance and enchanting colour, the receipt of the envelopes is accompanied with stress and mistrust. Charged with her own experience, these works echo the tension in the relationship between the citizen and the tax authorities and the recent scandals in the Netherlands, in which the tax authorities have falsely targeted thousands of people and put them into deep financial and psychological distress.

Maria Kley
Maria Kley