Wednesday, 12 October 2011


Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has just been named the most powerful person in the art world, according to a poll conducted by ArtReview magazine.

The mag said Weiwei, who was released in June after being detained for more than 80 days by Chinese authorities, was chosen by the panel because of his political activism, as well as his art work.

Damien Hirst is the only other artist to have previously topped the list, both in 2005 and 2008. Click here for more info on the power list. Here he is (below) talking about his Sunflower Seeds piece for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.

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