Industry leaders weigh in on which artists define the era. As the turbulent and event-filled 2010s come to an end, we asked more than 100 artists, curators, gallerists, and other art-world figures to tell us their picks of the most influential art and art-makers of the decade. Here is a selection of their responses.
Between the development of his work in painting, sculpture, and installation, his MacArthur Genius award, and the development of [New Haven art space] NXTHVN, Kaphar’s success has had a ripple effect on the next generation of public artists and curators.
—Bridget Cooks, professor of African American studies and art history, University of California, Irvine