It’s that time of year again. Art Review have published their Power 100. Artist Hito Steyerl, in the number 1 position in 2017, remains at number 4, while artist and activist Nan Goldin has been held off the top position at number 2 by Glenn D Lowry, Director of MOMA New York.
This year sees Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, move up from position 8 to 7, while polkadot and installation artist Yayoi Kusama and Tate Director (and highest placed Briton) Maria Balshaw enter the top 10.
This year the list heavily features activists and campaigners, with Senegalese economist Felwine Sarr and French art historian Bénédicte Savoy at number 6, authors of a report into looted art commissioned by the French president, Emmanuel Macron. Sarr and Savoy accused the British Museum of acting like “an ostrich with its head in the sand”.
The list is drawn up by a 30-strong panel of artists, curators and critics, and is now in its 18th edition.
The ArtReview 2019 Power Top Ten
- Glenn D. Lowry
- Nan Goldin
- Iwan & Manuela Wirth
- Hito Steyerl
- David Zwirner
- Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy
- Thelma Golden
- Yayoi Kusama
- Maria Blashaw