November 2015

Power 100 issue featuring the ranked list of this year's most influential people in the contemporary artworld, with profiles of each entry


In Art Previewed

Ten November exhibitions you won’t want to miss, in Margate, Paris, Montréal, New York, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, London and Jakarta, by Martin Herbert:

Risk, at Turner Contemporary, Margate

Niele Toroni, at Musée d’Art Modernede la Ville de Paris

Dana Schutz, at Musee d’Art Contemporainde Montréal

Jim Lambie, at Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Heather Phillipson, at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Xavier Cha, at 47 Canal, New York

Magdalena Fernández, at MoCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

Lisa Oppenheim, at Galerie Juliètte Jongma, Amsterdam

Thea Djordjadze, at South London Gallery

Jakarta Biennale, at various venues, Jakarta

Points of View – our writers on what’s happening in the artworld and beyond:

Mike Watson on motherhood at Milan Expo 2015; Maria Lind on Ieva Epnere’s long walk in the wrecked landscape of former mining town Pyramiden; Jonathan Grossmalerman recalls a time when art was great and he was relevant; Laura Oldfield Ford’s latest psychogeographic walk takes her to London City Island; Off-Space: Budpest’s inaugural Off-Biennale, by Mark Rappolt.

Great Critics and Their Ideas: Charles Sanders Pierce on the indexicality of Stefan Simchowitz’s art-flipping practices, interviewed by Matthew Collings.

Other People and Their Ideas: Yancey Strickler, cofounder and chief executive of online crowdfunding platform for creative projects, Kickstarter, interviewed by Tom Eccles.

Great Collectors and Their Ideas:

Peter Brant, multimillionaire businessman, art collector and magazine publisher, interviewed by Tom Eccles.

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, founder of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, collector and supporter of artistic commissions, interviewed by Mark Rappolt.

The Law and Its Ideas: The Legacy of Franz West – Who sits on the artist’s furniture rights? In the latest in our series of legal issues that shed light on the often-opaque relationships that underpin the art market, Daniel McClean discusses the legacy dispute between Vienna-based nonprofit Archiv Franz West and the Franz West Privatstiftung.

In Art Featured

The 2015 Power 100

The ranked list of this year's most influential people in the contemporary artworld, with profiles of each entry, including an extended profile for this year’s no.1: Iwan and Manuela Wirth, plus accompanying features including:

The Broads: How one couple came to make a city's art scene, and what happens when they open their own space, by Vincent Bevins

Sun Ge: The Chinese cultural theorist discusses whether, in the age of the global artworld, there is the possibility for an Asian art that isn’t defined by Western aesthetics, interviewed by Aimee Lin.

Revisiting the Educational Turn: Nicolas Bourriaud, until recently director of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, on the state and future of the art school.

Charisma and Causality: What if art were a kind of magic? by Timothy Morton, one of the thinkers associated with 'object-oriented ontology.

Artist project: Cover artwork by Singapore-based Heman Chong, plus a series of additional artworks running throughout the magazine.

The Strip: A new work by Pablo Holmberg, introduced by Paul Gravett.

Off the Record: Gallery Girl on true power.