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Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev Descends on New York

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on October 18, 2012
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ArtReview’s Power 100 list is out, so that’s going to be a day wasted in listicle chatter. This thing isn’t any less flawed than those page-view friendly rating slideshows ArtINFO puts together twice a month but it does include one listing we think is worth raising an eyebrow over. That eyebrow goes to dOCUMENTA (13) Artistic Director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, who nabbed the number one slot this year. Her position warrants the rating, but given what we’ve seen recently, how she got there is anyone’s guess.

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It’s Out! Another ArtReview Power 100 List

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on October 17, 2012
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Another ArtReview Power 100 List kicks off today, setting in motion the now annual tradition of quibbling over the top slots. This year, like every year, the list leaves room for shock, jest, and flak over who can muscle their way into the art world’s top ranks. It’s the type of list that leaves you scratching your head: What makes Kunsthalle Zürich’s Beatrix Ruf more powerful than MoMA’s Glenn Lowry? Is it possible to be young and powerful? Poor and powerful? We spoke with ArtReview Editor Mark Rappolt about this year’s list, and how its international jurors tend to reward those working on a global scale.

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Thursday Links

by Paddy Johnson on October 13, 2011

  • Bloomberg tells Occupy Wall Street protesters to clear Zuccotti Park by Friday. [Capital New York]
  • ArtReview’s Power list is out. Chinese artist Ai WeiWei takes the number one position, New York Times Co-Chief art critic Roberta Smith is knocked off completely. Are there any critics on this list? [ArtReview]
  • Your soundtrack for the day: Capital (It fails us now) by Gang of Four. [Youtube]
  • Apparently art worlders are concerned that Bravo’s Work of Art reality show will somehow damage art. Please. That job was already finished by the plutocrats of this world. [NYMag]
  • The best Florida is one without people. [Idiom]
  • The best of invisible cat [Sexyprout]
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