My year in art: 2023

Carrie Mae Weems, Reflections for Now, Installation view, Barbican Art Gallery, 2023
(c) Jemma Yong

From Steve McQueen’s compelling note on social injustice, Carrie Mae Weems and Isaac Julien’s unpacking of race, color and gender, Shirin Neshat’s politically charged film and stills, and Tomás Saraceno’s note to a planet in deep crisis, there was no shortage of hard-hitting art in 2023. And there was so much beauty too, namely Mark Rothko’s utterly gorgeous, unmissable show in Paris.

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