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Kerry James Marshall, Thelma Golden and Fred Moten are among the top 10 of the 17th edition of ArtReview's Power 100 list. Moten made it for the first time on the list of the most powerful persons in the art world, joined by the artists Adrian Piper and John Akomfrah as well as cultural producer Simon Njami.

Kerry James Marshall, Thelma Golden and Fred Moten

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ArtReview’s annual list of the world’s most influential artists, curators, gallerists, and other powerful people brings some important new names in the ranking. Its not just surprising that for the first time a entire movement—#MeToo—made it into the list, but three Black artists and cultural producers are among the top 10.

Kerry James Marshall made it second after German art dealer and gallery owner David Zwirner, who represents him as an artist. Marshall received some high recognition earlier this year, when his painting Past Times became the most expensive work by an African American artist to sell at auction at Sotheby’s.

Thelma Golden is not new to the list neither the top ten, the Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem kept her spot 8. But several other figures made it for the first-time in 2018. So poet and theorist Fred Moten, who comes in at number 10, conceptual aritst and philosopher Adrian Piper on spot 49, independent curator and writer Simon Njami came in 65 and artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah made it on spot 94.

Already known most powerful artists and cultural producers from African persepctives on the list are David Hammons, Theaster Gates, Kara Walker, William Kentdrige, Kader Attia, Donna Haraway, Koyo Kouoh and Arthur Jafa.

The list was chosen by 30 anonymous international jurors during an intensive two-month period of discussion. See the full list of ArtReview‘s Power 100 for 2018 below:

1. David Zwirner (5)

2. Kerry James Marshall (68)

3. #MeToo (NEW)

4. Hito Steyerl (1)

5. Ai Weiwei (13)

6. Iwan & Manuela Wirth (7)

7. Hans Ulrich Obrist (6)

8. Thelma Golden (8)

9. Eyal Weizman (94)

10. Fred Moten (NEW)

11. Wolfgang Tillmans (11)

12. Pierre Huyghe (2)

13. Glenn D. Lowry (17)

14. David Hammons (19)

15. Michael Govan (36)

16. Yayoi Kusama (55)

17. Maria Balshaw (16)

18. Nan Goldin (NEW)

19. Adam D. Weinberg (12)

20. Miuccia Prada (33)

21. Monika Sprüth & Philomene Magers (20)

22. Larry Gagosian (15)

23. Paul B. Preciado (NEW)

24. Marc Spiegler (24)

25. Massimiliano Gioni (22)

26. Gavin Brown (10)

27. Marian Goodman (18)

28. Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (27)

29. Marc Glimcher (21)

30. Theaster Gates (23)

31. Bernard Arnault (28)

32. Nicholas Logsdail, Alex Logsdail & Greg Hilty (25)

33. Christine Macel (26)

34. José Kuri & Mónica Manzutto (37)

35. François Pinault (35)

36. Pamela Joyner (NEW)

37. Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi (41)

38. Maja Hoffmann (31)

39. Jay Jopling (47)

40. Ralph Rugoff (REENTRY, 73 in 2010)

41. Cao Fei (NEW)

42. Gayatri Spivak (NEW)

43. Sadie Coles (34)

44. Joan Jonas (14)

45. Philippe Parreno (60)

46. Adrian Cheng (46)

47. Stefan Kalmár (REENTRY: 94 in 2010)

48. Daniel Buchholz (30)

49. Adrian Piper (NEW)

50. Kara Walker (56)

51. Manuel Borja-Villel & João Fernandes (NEW)

52. Esther Schipper (61)

53. Anselm Franke (74)

54. Emmanuel Perrotin (40)

55. Christine Tohmé (50)

56. William Kentridge (58)

57. Lorenz Helbling (51)

58. Adam Szymczyk (4)

59. Eli & Edythe Broad (32)

60. Zhang Wei & Hu Fang (42)

61. Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (69)

62. Thaddaeus Ropac (65)

63. Nadia & Rajeeb Samdani (93)

64. Kader Attia (75)

65. Simon Njami (NEW)

66. Sunjung Kim (72)

67. Donna Haraway (3)

68. Hyun-Sook Lee (79)

69. Suhanya Raffel & Doryun Chong (59)

70. Klaus Biesenbach (57)

71. Liam Gillick (52)

72. Koyo Kouoh (92)

73. Haegue Yang (85)

74. Marina Abramović (89)

75. Tom Eccles (82)

76. Claire Hsu (70)

77. Yuko Hasegawa (90)

78. Delfina Entrecanales & Aaron Cezar (REENTRY, 100 in 2015/NEW)

79. Luisa Strina (49)

80. Bose Krishnamachari & Anita Dube (84/NEW)

81. Ute Meta Bauer (NEW)

82. Mario Cristiani, Lorenzo Fiaschi & Maurizio Rigillo (76)

83. Richard Chang (71) 84 Cecilia Alemani (78)

85. Matthew Higgs (REENTRY, 43 in 2010)

86. Almine Rech (88)

87. Arthur Jafa (81)

88. Pablo León de la Barra (98)

89. Tim Blum & Jeff Poe (38)

90. Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (67)

91. Massimo De Carlo (66)

92. Wang Wei & Liu Yiqian (80)

93. Tim Neuger & Burkhard Riemschneider (73)

94. John Akomfrah (NEW)

95. Eugene Tan (95)

96. Vanessa Carlos (100)

97. Patrick D. Flores (NEW)

98. Felipe Dmab, Pedro Mendes & Matthew Wood (91)

99. Amanda Sharp, Matthew Slotover, Victoria Siddall, Ari Emanuel (97)

100. Jenny Holzer (NEW)

 

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