The annual ArtReview Power 100 list is out and this year's ranking of the art world's most influential and powerful people features a woman in the No. 1 spot for the first time.
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, the curator at Documenta (13) in Germany, occupies the top slot as determined by an international jury convened by the online magazine. Last year's No. 1 was Ai Weiwei, who ranks No. 3 this year, just behind art dealer Larry Gagosian.
Rounding out the top five are art dealers Iwan Wirth at No. 4 and David Zwirner at No. 5.
ArtReview said Christov-Bakargiev was chosen for the No. 1 spot because of "her influential and globally ambitious" Documenta exhibition, which this year extended to Kabul, Afghanistan; Banff, Canada, and venues in Egypt. It said the Documenta has "allowed artists to speak for themselves through their work, and to make their own sets of rules."
This year's ranking features a number of L.A. art figures, including Eli and Edythe Broad, ranked No. 26; Hammer Museum director Ann Philbin, No. 31; art dealers Tim Blum and Jeff Poe, No. 34; artist John Baldessari, No. 83; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art trustee Dasha Zhukova, No. 85.
One of the more oddball inclusions in this year's list are jailed members of the Pussy Riot, the Russian rock/performance-art group that garnered international media attention for putting on an illegal show in a Moscow cathedral that was critical of Vladimir Putin.
The show landed some of the members of the group in prison.
Here is the full ArtReview Power 100 list.