Year in review: top 10 art and culture stories of 2023

Our top 10 art and culture stories of 2023, chosen by arts & culture editor Hannah Silver, include in-depth profiles and photography-book deep-dives, and range from ANOHNI to Nan Goldin, Moomins and messy motherhood. Enjoy our highlights of the year (in no particular order). 

Wallpaper’s top 10 art and culture stories of 2023


01. Artist Nan Goldin confronts power and accountability in the US opioid crisis

Nan Goldin in her Brooklyn apartment

(Image credit: Jason Schmidt)

Addiction is a complex beast. It can masquerade as cure, ally or pleasure, but often results in pain. Artist Nan Goldin knows about addiction; she’s been inside it, witnessed it, and documented its many facets. She has also confronted its pain, those who have profited from that pain, and used her platform as a force for reckoning.