Our 2nd annual Most Influential People in the Canadian Art World:
Click HERE for last year’s list.
1. Phoebe Greenberg, Founder, DHC Art Foundation, Montreal.
Phoebe Greenberg. Image: ledevoir.com
For bringing internationally relevant shows to Canada. Next is Sophie Calle’s installation from the last Venice Biennale.
2. Tim Lee, artist, Vancouver.
Tim Lee, The Jerk, Carl Reiner, 1979. Image: coolhunting.com
His career is exploding. He causes controversy in Vancouver but shows with Cohan and Leslie in New York and London’s Lisson Gallery.
3. MaryAnn Camilleri, Founder, Magenta publishing.
MaryAnn Camilleri. Image: phsc.ca
Bringing Canadian art to the world (and the rest of Canada) with gorgeous, glossy books is no easy feat. And there’s TV on the rise, too.
4. Vancouver collector Bob Rennie.
Bob Rennie. Image: rennie.com
For opening up his own private museum. A controversial move, but we say Right On.
5. Louise Dery, Curator, UQAM, Montreal.
Louise Dery. Image: uqam.ca
For taking David Altmejd to the Venice Biennale and for being one of the smartest, most positive curatorial voices in the country.
6. Partners in Art, Toronto.
A Toronto-based group responsible for increasing much-needed independent support of the visual arts with energy and innovation.
More info HERE.
7. Gian Gomeshi, Host, Q, cbc radio.
Q host Gian Gomeshi. Image: cbc.ca
Despite giving us the feeling that he’d prefer to be interviewing a musician, he manages to hook relevant artists – Simon Starling, Shary Boyle – on his popular radio show Q. And it’s the CBC.
Check out the podcasts HERE.
9. Matthew Tietelbaum, Director, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
Matthew Tietelbaum. Image: flickr.com
Massive Party, the gallery’s annual fundraiser, was a hit again this year and with a new building shaping up to look pretty gorgeous, and recent donations of cutting-edge art (David Altmejd’s glittering Venice installation!), things are finally looking up.