Matt Keegan – Nothing to declare – 2011
Entitled “Nothing to Declare,” Keegan’s edition for the Deutsche Guggenheim might at first bring to mind the airport customs lanes whereby locals commonly avoid the rigorous inspections given to foreign visitors.
Removed from this context, however, the object’s repeated slogan suggests that beneath this innocuous statement lies hidden or even dangerous information waiting to be revealed. Through such gestures, Keegan poetically reflects on language’s ability to foster, or foreclose, communication.
Medium: Steel plate, laser cut, liquid coated in Benjamin Moore’s Traffic Light Green
Size: 300 x 170mm
Edition size: 20 + 5 A.P.
You can order this limited edition Matt Keegan sculpture at the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin here