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'ArtReview' reveals 100 most powerful figures in contemporary art

The contemporary art magazine "ArtReview" has published its annual Power 100 list, a guide to the 100 most powerful figures in contemporary art. Here are the top 10.

Every year in its November issue, the London-based magazine "ArtReview" publishes a list of the 100 most powerful figrues in the international contemporary art world.

As the gallery above shows, the most powerful people are not always the artists themselves. Different museum directors and gallerists feature in this year's top 10.

To learn more about them, here is a selection of articles from DW's archives:

 Adam Szymczyk, who ranked second this year, gave an interview to DW on why the Documenta art show decided to set part of its Kassel-based event in Athens this year.

German gallerist David Zwirner, rank four, met DW at the Art Basel show in Miami.

The Tate Modern director Frances Morris (who shares the fifth spot with outgoing Tate director Nicholas Serota) exposed her vision of the "museum of the future" at the opening of the Switch House, the latest extension of the British institution in June 2018.

Photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, rank nine, expressed his concern surrounding Brexit and told DW why he decided to get involved.

Ai Weiwei, in 10th position, has famously been involved in projects addressing refugee issues throughout the year. DW prepared a profile of the Chinese dissident artist when he received his passport in 2015.

 

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