Top 100 / CDs vol.1-2-3-4-5-6
TOP100 cds
Folded offset printed poster, cd
(all volumes)

editions of 500
Graphic Design: Martin Pyper, Amsterdam
Cooproduction: Dena Foundation For Contemporary Art, Paris

Begun in 2003, Top100 gathers, for each edition, 100 songs selected by players on the contemporary art scene, whom Davide Bertocchi asked to choose their favorite song, intended both as a personal soundtrack and as music emblematic of a particular moment.
Initially, the project was born as the artist’s critical reflection on "Top100" classifications (100 best artists, 100 best curators, Power 100, etc.) in contemporary art magazines and the imposing role these inevitably play as sole judgment.
The idea is rather simple: each time invite 100 figures (critics, curators, artists, gallerists, collectors) to choose their own preferred song and then use the compilation-archive to create a CD that acts as a sound magazine in which the idea of “choice” can be traced back to its most basic, intimate, and emotional form.
The six existing compilations, which have all been co-produced with Dena Foundation, have by now become a veritable publishing project in which this mechanism of choice has been taken to extremes: a magazine where the sole criterion present is selecting your favorite song. The Top100 CDs are a multiple, in editions of 500.
Some figures: the project involves 627 people for a total of 621 songs and 44 playing hours. They take up 3.5 GB of memory and are the result of 1,283 e-mail messages. There have been 11 presentations and launches to the public, involving 10 years of work. The latest CD, the Top100 vol. 6, is a special edition produced by Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris, and la maison rouge / Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris.

The Top100 vol.7 is coming soon...


songs selected by:

Top 100 vol. 1
2003

Chiara Agnello, Marco Altavilla, Carlo Antonelli, Katia Anguelova, Hiroshi Atanaka, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Luca Beatrice, Pascal Beausse, Marcella Beccaria, Lorenzo Benedetti, Nicolas Bourriaud, Joris Brouwers, Jen Budney, Dan Cameron, Sonia Campagnola, Giovanni Carmine, Barbara Casavecchia, Fabio Cavallucci, Luca Cerizza, Stefano Chiodi, Giulio Ciavoliello, Gail Cochrane, Guido Comis, Caroline Corbetta, Antonella Crippa, Guido Curto, Roberto Daolio, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Maria Rosa Sossai, Emanuela De Cecco, Gigiotto Del Vecchio, Anaïd Demir, Florence Derieux, Laurence Dreyfus, Owen Drolet, Robert Fleck, Nina Folkersma, Johannes Fricke-Waldthausen, Lorenzo Fusi, Allessandra Galasso, Laura Garbarino, Laurence Gateau, Morena Ghilardi, Alison Gingeras, Massimiliano Gioni, Valentina Gnesutta, Silvia Grandi, Elio Grazioli, Claire Guezengar, Hou Hanru, Sara Harrison, Jens Hoffman, Sophie Jaulmes, Patrice Joly, Agnieszka Kurant, Emmanuel Lambion, Judicael Lavrador, Nicoletta Leonardi, Chiara Leoni, Andrea Lissoni, Filip Luyckx, Christine Macel, Eric Mangion, Gianfranco Maraniello, Gianluca Marziani, Olivier Michelon, Timo Mikkonen, Lucia Minunno, Stéphanie Moisdon, Guido Molinari, Heike Munder, John Peter Nilsson, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Chiara Parisi, Karin Pernegger, Cristiana Perrella, Cloe Piccoli, Marco Pierini, Vérane Pina, Karen Pinkus, Roberto Pinto, François Piron, Alexandre Pollazzon, Alessandro Rabottini, Pierre Restany, Michele Robecchi, David Rosenberg, Alma Ruiz, Emma Safe, Jérôme Sans, Gabi Scardi, Michael Schott, Serena Simoni, Franklin Sirmans, Claire Staebler, Bettina Steinbruegge, Jadranka Tolic, Alexis Vaillant, Philippe Vergne, Giorgio Verzotti, Andrea Viliani, Eric Wie, Lydia Yee, Giovanna Zapperi.

Top 100 vol. 2
2005

Saâdane Afif, Andreas Angelidakis, Ziad Antar, Emmanuelle Antille, Stefano Arienti, Rael Artel, Micol Assael, Association Apsolutno, Ami Barak, Shumon Basar, Louidgi Beltrame, Elisabetta Benassi, Otto Berchem, Giasco Bertoli, Johanna Billing, Ilaria Bonacossa, Francesco Bonami, Paolo Boselli, Botto & Bruno, Andrea Bruciati, Nathalie Bruys, Mircea Cantor, Jota Castro, Maurizio Cattelan, Alex Cecchetti, Hsia-Fei Chang, Sadie Coles, Phil Collins, Mathieu Copeland, Martin Creed, Roberto Cuoghi, Massimo De Carlo, Mark Edwards, Esra Ersen, Bojan Fajfric, Urs Fischer, Shiho Fukuhara, Giuseppe Gabellone, Alessandra Galletta, Rainer Ganahl, Adriana Garcia Galan, Catherine Gibson, Liam Gillick, Piero Golia, Laurent Grasso, Krist Gruijhtuijsen, Philippe Hardy, Matthew Higgs, Derek Holzer, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Kathrin Jentjens, Xander Karskens, Kolkoz, Surasi Kusolwong, Ingrid LaFleur, Jim Lambie, Mathieu Laurette, Jean-Yves Leloup, Andres Loo, Miltos Manetas, Mathieu Mercier, Thomas Michelon, Paul D. Miller a.k.a Dj Spooky That Subliminal Kid, Sinisa Mitrovic, Elena Nemkova, Richard Niessen, Lupe Núñez-Fernández, Boris Ondreicka, Serkan Ozkaya, Ebru Ozsecen, Vincent Pecoil, Daniele Perra, Diego Perrone, Gerald Petit, Paola Pivi, Maria Ines Rodriguez, Anri Sala, Marc Sanchez, Uwe Schwarzer, Basak Senova, Marcello Smarrelli, Jan St. Werner, Rudolf Stingel, Ali Subotnick, Paul Sullivan, Pier Luigi Tazzi, Barthelemy Toguo, Caecilia Tripp, Huib Van der Werf, Martijn Van Nieuwenhuyzen, Gabriela Vanga, Costa Vece, Jelena Vesic, Anton Vidokle, Ki Wa, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Veronica Wiman, Igor Zabel, Paolo Zani, Italo Zuffi.

Top 100 vol. 3
2006

Anna Adahl, Michael Aerts, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Cecilia Andersson, John Armleder, Olivier Babin, Charles Barachon, Virginie Barré, James Beckett, Andrea Bellini, Simone Berti, Maura Biava, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Ilaria Bombelli, Thomas Boutoux, Nathalie Brambilla, Gavin Brown, Lorenzo Bruni, Loris Cecchini, Banu Cennetoglu, Paolo Chiasera, David Michael Clarke, Jean-Max Colard, Cristiana Collu, Daniel Daboczy, Jonas Dahlberg, Jan De Cock, Plamen Dejanoff, Wim Delvoye, Chris Dercon, Francesca Di Nardo, Nathalie Djurberg, Nico Dockx, Anne Dressen, Laura Erber, Nicolas Exertier, Milovan Farronato, Bernard Frize, Christian Frosi, Cyprien Gaillard, Stefania Galegati, Carlos Garaicoa, Edoardo Gnemmi, Loris Gréaud, Alice Guareschi, Joerg Heiser, Juul Hondius, Germana Jaulin, Samuel Keller, Giovanni Kronenberg, Vasif Kurtun, Luk Lambrecht, Gabriel Lester, Micheal Lin, Arto Lindsay, Hervé Loevenbruck, Sarah Lucas, Alessandra Mammi, Marina Martic, Bernd Milla, Simon Moretti, Sarah Morris,Tom Morton, Olivier Mosset, Fabiola Naldi, Carsten Nicolai, Mauro Nicoletti, Giancarlo Norese, Adrian Paci, Paolo Parisi, November Paynter, Bruno Peinado, Francesca Pennone, Natasa Petresin, Letizia Ragaglia, Rafael Rozendaal, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Alessandra Sandrolini, Tomas Saraceno, Wilhelm Sasnal, Marco Senaldi, Nicola Setari, Payam Sharifi, David Shrigley, Nedko Solakov, Georgina Starr, Nicolas Trembley, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Vedovamazzei, Sergio Vega, Angela Vettese, Francesco Vezzoli, Cesare Viel, Jean-Luc Vilmouth, Luca Vitone, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Carey Young, Marc-Olivier Wahler, Andro Wekua

Top 100 vol. 4
2009

Cecilia Alemani, Mark Alizart, Carlos Amorales, Julieta Aranda, Oscar Aschan, Charles Avery, Roxana Azimi, Ruxandra Balaci, Ilaria Barbieri Marchi, Paco Barragán, Laura Barreca, Alessandro Bertolotti, Marc Bijl, Rossella Biscotti, Edoardo Bonaspetti, Achille Bonito Oliva, Olaf Breuning, Veronica Brovall, Adam Budak, Pierluigi Calignano, Adam Carr, Paola Clerico, Claude Closky, Peter Coffin, Paolo Colombo, Jerome Cotinet-Alphaize, Catherine David, Jeffrey Deitch, Elmgreen & Dragset, Charles Esche, Mariacristina Ferraioli, Hedwig Fijen, Michael Fliri, Emi Fontana, Ryan Gander, Mario Garcia Torres, Franck Gautherot, Kendell Geers, Gino Gianuizzi, Massimo Grimaldi, Hans-Jürgen Hafner, Mika Hannula, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Max Hollein, Vincent Honoré, Anthony Huberman, Christian Jankowski, Norma Jeane, Mimmo e Angela Jodice, Juliette Jongma, Jesper Just, Seung-Duk Kim, Annika Larsson, Elisabeth Lebovici, Goshka Macuga, Benoît Maire, Raimundas Malasauskas, David Maljkovic, Victor Man, Francesco Manacorda, Kris Martin, Simone Menegoi, Francesca Minini, Aleksandra Mir, Mihnea Mircan, Jonathan Monk, Laurent Montaron, Maurizio Nannucci, Olaf Nicolai, Seb Patane, Javier Peres, Jorge Peris, Mai-Thu Perret, Emmanuel Perrotin, Alessandro Pessoli, Steve Piccolo, Renata Poljak, Michael Portnoy, Wilfredo Prieto, Filipa Ramos, Tobias Rehberger, Pierre-Olivier Rollin, Beatrix Ruf, Giuliana Setari Carusi, Chris Sharp, Dirk Snauwaert, Marina Sorbello, Elena Sorokina, Angelika Stepken, Adam Szymczyk, Samon Takahashi, Benjamin Thorel, Wolfgang Tillmans, Oscar Tuazon, Nico Vascellari, Philippe Van Cauteren, Xavier Veilhan, Felix Vogel, Ulla Von Brandenburg, Tris Vonna-Michell, Toby Webster, Rein Wolfs, Jordan Wolfson, Sislej Xhafa, Jonas Zakaitis, Matteo Zauli.

Top 100 vol. 5
2011

Marina Abramovic, A Constructed World, Shahidul Alam, Maria Thereza Alves, Carola Annoni, Cory Arcangel, Francesco Arena, Alessio Ascari, John Baldessari, Daniele Balit, Miroslaw Balka, Luca Massimo Barbero, Colette Barbier, Liliana Basarab, Pierre Beloüin, Daniel Birnbaum, Dominique Blais, Katinka Bock, Elena Bordignon, Sylvie Boulanger, Candice Breitz, Kerstin Brätsch, Cecilia Canziani, Etienne Chambaud, Mehdi Chouakri, Nataline Colonnello, Lauren Cornell, Bice Curiger, Nemanja Cvijanovic, Daria de Beauvais, Ann Demeester, Gintaras Didziapetris, Cathryn Drake, Gilles Drouault, Jimmie Durham, Haris Epaminonda, Jacob Fabricius, Didier Faustino, Ettore Favini, Chris Fitzpatrick, Sylvie Fleury, Luca Francesconi, Aurélien Froment, Julien Fronsacq, Chiara Fumai, Dora Garcia, Francesco Garutti, Ida Gianelli, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Tue Greenfort, Theodoulos Gregoriou, Antonio Grulli, Henrik Haakansson, Jeppe Hein, Fabrice Hyber, Anton Kern, Terence Koh, Johann König, Stéphane Kropf, Claire Le Restif, Beatrice Leanza, Luca Lo Pinto, Géraldine Longueville, Bartomeu Marí, Samuele Menin, Darius Miksys, Viktor Misiano, Aaron Moulton, Ciprian Muresan, Deimantas Narkevicius, Melanie Ohnemus, Orlan, Tony Oursler, Virginia Overton, Lara Pan, Francesco Pantaleone, Florence Parot, Francesco Pedraglio, Adriano Pedrosa, Dan Perjovschi, Angelo Plessas, Luigi Presicce, Riccardo Previdi, Davide Quadrio, Judith Quentel, Dan Rees, Francesca Referza, Caterina Riva, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Dieter Roelstraete, Aïda Ruilova, Nana Seo Eun-A, Sissi, Annika Ström, Yann Sérandour, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Sandra Terdjman, Massimiliano Tonelli, Luca Trevisani, Nicola Trezzi, Joris Van de Moortel, Neville Wakefield, Franz West, Jocelyn Wolff, Akram Zaatari, Raphaël Zarka, Li Zhenhua.

Top 100 vol.  6
2013

David Adamo, Roberto Ago, Paula Aisemberg, Isabelle Alfonsi, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Meris Angioletti, Fayçal Baghriche, Rosa Barba, Judith Benhamou, Chiara Bertola, Luca Bertolo, Pierre Bismuth, Anna Boghiguian, Stefania Bortolami, Lionel Bovier, Valentin Carron, Yann Chevallier, Keren Cytter, Josef Dalle Nogare, Ariane de Courcel, Antoine de Galbert, Pauline de Laboulaye, Raffaella Della Olga, Stéphanie Dias, Axel Dibie, Alix Dionot-Morani, Kathleen Ditzig, Luigi Fassi, Jennifer Flay, Gloria Friedmann, Fabienne Fulcheri, Alberto Garutti, Sophie Gaucher, Mark Geffriaud, Emilie Gérard, Geert Goiris, Dan Graham, Donatien Grau, Laurent Guy, Caroline Hancock, Camille Henrot, Giovanni Iovane, Ann Veronica Janssens, Patrick Javault, Gianni Jetzer, Dakis Joannou, Rashid Johnson, Casey Kaplan, Rahma Khazam, Martha Kirszenbaum, Daniel Knorr, Frank Lamy, Bertrand Lavier, Ange Leccia, Noëlig Le Roux, Antoine Levi, Carol LeWitt, Gio Marconi, Piper Marshall, Chus Martinez, Rosa Martinez, Jonathan Meese, Haroon Mirza, Stéphanie Molinard, Jessica Morgan, Vernon Moth (for Charlotte Moth), Claire Moulène, Estelle Nabeyrat, Marco Nember, Pascal Neveux, Federico Nicolao, Alex Nogueras, Vincent Normand, Navid Nuur, Hafiz Osman, Costanza Paissan, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Paul Panhuysen, Jerome Pantalacci, Cannelle Pdehetazque, Mario Pieroni, Adrian Piper, Maria Pistoletto, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Katrin Plavcak, Adriana Polveroni, Marion Prouteau, Michael Quistrebert, Sunny Rahbar, Clément Rodzielski, Federica Schiavo, Claire Schillinger, Vito Schnabel, Alice Setari, Tommaso Setari, Ettore Spalletti, Nancy Spector & Giuliana Gabellini, Claudia Squitieri, Dora Stiefelmeier, Sturtevant, Kate Sutton, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Paola Tognon, Arthur Toqué, Christine Van Assche, Joana Vasconcelos, Elena Volpato, Gérard Wajcman, Kelley Walker, Jessica Warboys, Octavio Zaya.