Valeska Soares is renowned for her deft deployment of minimalist and conceptualist strategies that lend poetics to memory, emotion, and loss. Conceived as a broken calendar that marks the artist’s experience of the passage of time, Broken Year (2020–2021) is bookended by two significant dates: March 1, 2020, when Soares began self-isolating due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and March 29, 2021, when she received her second dose of the vaccine. Collectively, the works take the shape of a monumental physical calendar, with stretched linen-canvas panels grouped in the familiar grid of a traditional calendar. For each panel, Soares selects pages from second-hand books with particularly meaningful or evocative phrases, applying them to the canvases to mark the calendar days. Here, the restrained formality of the grid—amplified by quantity and repetition—transmits the ways in which the pandemic has transformed our relationship to time.