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Woman Tops 2013 Art Review Annual Power 100 List

27-10-2013
 
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Art Review has released its annual Power 100 list, an international roll call of the art world’s dominant financial movers and shakers. Taking the top place this year is Shiekha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, of Qatar.

The 30 year old Shiekha is the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees - Qatar Museums Authority. She has played a pioneering role in the fields of culture, education and outreach, spearheading and supporting various local and international organisations. Her ambition as a leader is committed to bringing about world dialogue through a multitude of platforms that have been widely felt, earning her recognition as a global peacemaker and humanitarian. In her home country of Qatar she is recognised as the youthful driving force behind the Qatar Museums Authority. Her vision for creating a country rich in arts and culture is coming to fruition with the unveiling of the Museum of Islamic Art. This flagship project under the umbrella of the QMA embodies her broader vision to bridge between past and present, East and West.

Born the 14th child of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the former Emir of Qatar, and the eldest daughter of the Emir with his second wife, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned. She has been described this year by the Art Review as “the art world’s most powerful person in visual art”.

The ArtLyst Power 100: 2013 Alternative Art Power List was unveiled last week during the Frieze Art Fair. The ArtLyst editorial staff believe that achievement should not be compromised for the sake of the dollar, so we have created our own alternative list, instead of a Machiavellian Power List that has more in common with the Times ‘Rich List’. This year we have put together a Resourceful PowerLyst that celebrates exactly what it says on the tin – not those with the fiscal muscle to bend the artworld into whatever shape they please, but those with the creative power and ability to influence and augment the British and international art scenes through merit alone.

Read The ArtLyst Power 100: 2013 Alternative Art Power List Here

Art Review 2013 Power 100 List

01

Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani

Sponsor of major international projects and head of the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA)

02
David Zwirner
Established international gallerist with a roster of the biggest selling artists and a impressive new exhibition building in New York

03

Iwan Wirth

Established international gallerist with five venues in Zurich, London and New York, and new projects including a UK arts and education complex in Somerset

04

Larry Gagosian

Established gallerist with 13 venues worldwide putting on museum quality exhibitions

05

Hans Ulrich Obrist & Julia Peyton-Jones

Directors of the Serpentine Galleries, with Hans Ulrich Obrist also the initiator of numerous international art projects and exhibitions

06

Nicholas Serota

Tate Director

07

Beatrix Ruf

Director Kunsthalle Zurich and board member of organisations including the Ringier collection and Vienna’s MUMOK

08

Glenn D. Lowry

Director Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York

09

Ai Weiwei

Artist and social activist, prominent in reconnecting art with issues of social and cultural value

10

Massimiliano Gioni

Artistic director of the 2013 Venice Biennale, director of the nomadic Trussardi Foundation and associate director of New York’s New Museum

11

Marina Abramović

Performance artist turned celebrity inspirer and admirer, and successful crowdfunder for the Marina Abramović Institute

12

Alain Seban & Alfred Pacquement

President and Director of Pompidou Centre, Paris

13

Cindy Sherman

Photographic artist famous for using herself as a model to create a variety of characters

14

Marian Goodman

Established gallerist with a roster of high profile artists and spaces in New York and Paris

15

Gerhard Richter

Highest selling living artist who broke his own auction record in 2013 for a painting sold for $37m

16

Marc Spiegler

Art Basel director

17

Marc & Arne Glimcher

Father and son partnership in charge of Pace, with galleries in New York, London and Beijing

18

Adam D. Weinberg

Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art

19

François Pinault

Owner of the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana in Venice, where works are shown from the Pinault Collection

20

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Curator of Documenta 13 in 2012

21

Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda & Brian Kuan Wood/e-flux

Conduit for finding out what’s happening in the global artworld through email, publishing and exhibitions

22

Jay Jopling

Founder of White Cube – 1990s home to Hirst and the YBA'S, now with galleries in London, Hong Kong and São Paulo

23

Klaus Biesenbach

Director of MoMA PS1 and chief curator at large at The Museum of Modern Art New York

24

RoseLee Goldberg

Founder and director of New York based visual art performance biennial, Performa

25

Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

A patron, whose holdings of modern and contemporary Latin American art are unmatched in breadth, depth and quality

26

Maja Hoffmann

Tate trustee, president of the Kunsthalle Zurich Foundation, on the board of the Palais de Tokyo, New York’s New Museum and Bard College

27

Matthew Slotover & Amanda Sharp

Founders of the Frieze Art Fair

28

Eli & Edythe Broad

Super collectors

29

Barbara Gladstone

American gallerist with a wealth of omnipresent artists

30

Tim Blum & Jeff Poe

Big draw gallerists on the LA scene

31

Bernard Arnault

Luxury-goods magnate, collector and patron of art

32

Nicholas Logsdail

Stalwart London gallerist

33

Monika Sprüth & Philomene Magers

John Baldessari to Kraftwerk and Ryan Trecartin: these London and Berlin-based gallerists have it covered

34

Gavin Brown

New York gallerist who does it his way

35

Isa Genzken

Mainstay artist and an enduring influence on younger generations

36

Steve McQueen

Artist turned film director

37

Dakis Joannou

The life of Dakis: a Jeff Koons-design yacht, an art foundation and some famous friends.

38

Victor Pinchuk

Ukrainian steel pipe magnate and art collector, founder of the Future Generation Art Prize

39
Thomas Hirschhorn

A Swiss artist going public

40

Theaster Gates

The poster boy for socially engaged art

41

Rosemarie Trockel

Her who-says-I-can’t-do-this? approach makes her at once one of our most persuasive feminist artists

42

Liam Gillick

Artist, writer, critic, teacher – and this year Gillick added movie star to his CV

43

Agnes Gund

A pivot to New York society

44

Wolfgang Tillmans

Seeing the world through the German artist's camera lens

45
Pierre Huyghe

The new Duchampian

46

Matthew Marks

Gallerist with a Chelsea space since the 1990s and an LA space since 2012

47

Anne Pasternak

President and artistic director of Creative Time

48

Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi

President of the Sharjah Art Foundation

49

Udo Kittelmann

Director of Berlin’s State Museums

50

Brett Gorvy

Chairman and International Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie's

51

Toby Webster

The magician of the Glasgow miracle

52

Tobias Meyer & Cheyenne Westphal

Sotheby's worldwide head of contemporary art and chairman of contemporary art Europe

53

Michael Ringier

Collector and founder of JRP Ringier art publishing house

54

Tino Sehgal

The artist who never makes a thing

55

Sadie Coles

London gallerist with three spaces

56

Jeff Koons

Balloon Dog millionaire

57
Michael Govan

Head honcho at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

58

Emmanuel Perrotin

Hong Kong, New York and Paris gallerist

59
Eva Presenhuber

Thoughtful Zurich-based gallerist

60

Daniel Buchholz

Cologne-based gallerist making careers

61

Luisa Strina

One of the biggest and best conduits to Brazilian art

62

Takashi Murakami

Multi-role fufilling Japanese artist

63

John Baldessari

Artist who is still cool after more than forty years in the business

64
Ryan Trecartin

Young American artist who has lept from YouTube to the museum under a critical acclaim

65

Chang Tsong-zung

Gallerist building bridges between China and India

66
Eugenio López

Collector and founder of the largest private museum in Latin America

67
Yayoi Kusama

Red, white, and instantly recognisable: the highest-earning living female artist

68

Vasif Kortun

Curator spearheading the Turkish art scene

69
Hito Steyerl

Artist-as-theorist, theorist-as-artist

70

Richard Chang

Collector of both Western and Asian art and also a key broker of ties between the two artistic communities

71

Thaddaeus Ropac

The gallerist prince of Paris

72

Tim Neuger & Burkhard Riemschneider

The gallerists behind Neugerriemschneider

73
Lars Nittve

Founding director of Tate Modern, now heading M+, Hong Kong

74

José Kuri & Mónica Manzutto

Founders of Kurimanzutto, Mexico City

75

Bernardo Paz

Founder of Inhotim, 2,000-hectares of art and botany in Brazilian mining country

76

Claire Hsu

Cofounder of Asia Art Archive

77

Massimo De Carlo

Established Milanese gallerist, establishing himself in London

78
Städelschule

The Frankfurt school

79

Budi Tek

Chinese-Indonesian collector, founder of the Yuz Foundation

80
Bard College

Art School, Annandale-on-Hudson

81
Quentin Meillassoux, Graham Harman, Ray Brassier & Iain Hamilton Grant / Speculative Realism

Philosophical movement rethinking assumptions about the relationship of the subject to the world

82
Mark Leckey

The artist whose technological enquiries into the the nature of objects have had a powerful influence on a younger generation of digital natives

83
Zeng Fanzhi

Currently China's highest-selling artist, with plans for his own museum showcasing Western and Chinese figurative art

84

Christian & Karen Boros

Collectors who curate and show their works in a converted concrete bunker, also involved in publishing and artfair VIP programming

85

Mario Cristiani, Lorenzo Fiaschi, Maurizio Rigillo

Trio behind Galleria Continua, with a trio of spaces, one each in the Tuscan town of San Gimignano, west of Paris, and in Beijing

86

Dasha Zhukova

Founder of Moscow's private art foundation the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture

87
Nicolas Bourriaud

Cofounder of the Palais de Tokyo and father of the omnipresent relational aesthetics movement

88

Victoria Miro

Established London gallerist with major international artists and gallery spaces in East London and Mayfair

89
Sean Kelly

New York gallery making an impact with a crowd-pleasing programme and a focus on live and durational art

90

Franco Noero & Pierpaolo Falone

Turin-based gallerists with a talent for combining national and international artists, and commerce and credibility

91
Zhang Wei/Vitamin Creative Space

Cofounder of the multidisciplinary Vitamin Creative Space, based in Guangzhou and Beijing

92
Anselm Franke

A master of the essay-exhibition: rich, sprawling topographies of imagery, research and speculation

93
Forrest Nash

Blogfounder whose site, which posts images of, rather than text about, exhibitions, has well over one million page views a month

94
Sunjung Kim

Curator of international projects and exhibitions and founder of the Seoul based SAMUSO: Space for Contemporary Art

95
Eugene Tan

Director of the National Art Gallery, Singapore, and stage setter for Singapore’s potential emergence as a Southeast Asian arts hub

96

Maureen Paley

Longstanding East London gallerist showing major international artists alongside the new and lesser known

97

Mera, Don, Jennifer & Jason Rubell

Owners of one of the largest private contemporary art collections, with children (Jennifer and Jason) who have art careers of their own

98
El Anatsui

Sculptor and teacher whose shimmering curtains made of thousands of throwaway metal objects have seen an upsurge in demand and value

99
Jennifer Flay

Director of the increasingly important and internationally focused FIAC Art Fair in Paris

100
Eko Nugroho

Star artist on the Indonesian art scene, with an international profile, and whose work is embedded in both local traditions and global culture


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