Art in Print
Hans-Ulrich Obrist tops list of art world's most powerful
Hans-Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of London’s Serpentine Galleries dubbed the “curator who never sleeps”, has topped this year’s ArtReview Power 100 of the most influential people in the art world. It is the second time Obrist has been named the most powerful figure in the global art world for his work. Not only is he curator of the Serpentine, but Obrist is art critic, curator, author and sought-after panellist.
Oliver Basciano, deputy editor of ArtReview, said the 20-person panel had selected Obrist once again because of “his energy and the fact that he connects so many people; he’s everywhere”.Obrist first topped the Power100 in 2009 but Basciano said his influence had continued to grow since then.
Gareth Pugh gets a studio at Somerset House after being priced out of Dalston
Gareth Pugh, who has dressed Beyoncé and Kylie Minogue, was considering quitting London for Los Angeles before he was approached about becoming the first tenant at a new project at Somerset House which provides affordable studio space for creatives in 36,000sq ft of former Inland Revenue offices.
The designer, who left his studio in Dalston in February after 10 years when landlords said they wanted to convert it to office space, said council tax and business rates on top of rent were “killers”. It is “getting increasingly difficult to make ends meet” in the capital Pugh says, feeling the pressure many people experience living in London.
Paris Fair Crosses the Road, Giving Art Room to Breathe
The Grand Palais and the Petit Palais, both built for the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris, have long been separated by a wide and busy street that links this city’s Right and Left Bank. During this week, the International Contemporary Art Fair will see these two monuments linked together again. Visitors will get the chance to stroll along the elegant esplanade once again.
The recoupling comes about after long negotiations that have seen the Petit Palais become part of FIAC, which has ran at the Grand Palais since 2006.
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