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The Top Ten Shows in the UK and Ireland in 2023

Martin Wong
Camden Art Centre, London

Martin Wong’s posthumous retrospective, ‘Malicious Mischief’, was the UK’s most talked-about exhibition of 2023. The survey – which brought together painting, sculpture and ephemera from across the late artist’s career – felt perfect for the proportions of Camden Art Centre. In April, Travis Diehl visited the show’s first iteration at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, remarking on Wong’s psychedelic storefront paintings: ‘It’s all there behind the gate, that mottled store of oblivion, where all hungers are satisfied, all mysteries explained, all pain exchanged for wisdom.’