procedure step 1: The 2017 power 100 list.

The 100 entities listed are ranked in order of 'influence' by ArtReview and their "anonymous panel of international artworld figures".

This list is: "[T]he world's definitive guide to the often invisible structures of the current artworld".
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SO what are these invisible structures and what do they look like?

In order to find out this project takes each entity on the list and subjects it to a Google Web Search.
The resulting Search Engine Results Page (SERP) acts as a medium through which we can examine (and progressively filter) the list.

Through a manual process of search we discover that the SERPs reveal most of the list entities are 'well known', and so Google's algorithm automatically produces a knowledge panel (KP) for them.

72 KPs are discovered through this process.

It is apparent, however, that list entities consisting of multiple individuals (bodies) yield no KP.
In the interests of Big Data it is deemed 'unfair' that the individuals within these bodies should lose their individual influence just because they entered the list as part of a multi-body entity.

So in the next round all bodies are separated into individuals to see what difference, if any, this makes to the search results.

In the list below the bodies are in bold type.

_if p100 item has KP ...


Original list

  1. Hito Steyerl
  2. Pierre Huyghe
  3. Donna Haraway
  4. Adam Szymczyk
  5. David Zwirner
  6. Hans Ulrich Obrist
  7. Iwan & Manuela Wirth
  8. Thelma Golden
  9. Bruno Latour
  10. Gavin Brown
  11. Wolfgang Tillmans
  12. Adam D. Weinberg
  13. Ai Weiwei
  14. Joan Jonas
  15. Larry Gagosian
  16. Maria Balshaw
  17. Glenn D. Lowry
  18. Marian Goodman
  19. David Hammons
  20. Monika Sprüth & Philomene Magers
  21. Marc & Arne Glimcher
  22. Massimiliano Gioni
  23. Theaster Gates
  24. Marc Spiegler
  25. Nicholas Logsdail, Alex Logsdail & Greg Hilty
  26. Christine Macel
  27. Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
  28. Bernard Arnault
  29. Beatrix Ruf
  30. Daniel Buchholz
  31. Maja Hoffmann
  32. Eli & Edythe Broad
  33. Miuccia Prada
  34. Sadie Coles
  35. François Pinault
  36. Michael Govan
  37. José Kuri & Mónica Manzutto
  38. Tim Blum & Jeff Poe
  39. Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula & Shuddhabrata Sengupta
  40. Emmanuel Perrotin
  41. Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi
  42. Zhang Wei & Hu Fang
  43. Nato Thompson
  44. Hou Hanru
  45. Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda & Brian Kuan Wood
  46. Adrian Cheng
  47. Jay Jopling
  48. Judith Butler
  49. Luisa Strina
  50. Christine Tohmé
  51. Lorenz Helbling
  52. Liam Gillick
  53. Charles Esche
  54. Jeff Koons
  55. Yayoi Kusama
  56. Kara Walker
  57. Klaus Biesenbach
  58. William Kentridge
  59. Suhanya Raffel & Doryun Chong
  60. Philippe Parreno
  61. Esther Schipper
  62. Elena Filipovic
  63. Olafur Eliasson
  64. Barbara Gladstone
  65. Thaddaeus Ropac
  66. Massimo De Carlo
  67. Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
  68. Kerry James Marshall
  69. Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
  70. Claire Hsu
  71. Richard Chang
  72. Sunjung Kim
  73. Tim Neuger & Burkhard Riemschneider
  74. Anselm Franke
  75. Kader Attia
  76. Mario Cristiani, Lorenzo Fiaschi & Maurizio Rigillo
  77. Chris Kraus
  78. Cecilia Alemani
  79. Hyun-Sook Lee
  80. Wang Wei & Liu Yiqian
  81. Arthur Jafa
  82. Tom Eccles
  83. Rirkrit Tiravanija
  84. Riyas Komu & Bose Krishnamachari
  85. Haegue Yang
  86. Walid Raad
  87. Trevor Paglen
  88. Almine Rech
  89. Marina Abramović
  90. Yuko Hasegawa
  91. Felipe Dmab, Pedro Mendes & Matthew Wood
  92. Koyo Kouoh
  93. Nadia & Rajeeb Samdani
  94. Eyal Weizman
  95. Eugene Tan
  96. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
  97. Amanda Sharp, Matthew Slotover, Victoria Siddall, Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell
  98. Pablo Leon de la Barra
  99. Kiran Nadar
  100. Vanessa Carlos


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