|Occupation||artists' representative, gallery proprietor and publisher|
|Known for||Karsten Schubert Limited
Karsten Schubert Limited
Karsten Schubert ran Karsten Schubert Limited, initially in collaboration, and with the backing of, Richard Salmon, from 1986 to 1991. His 1988 group show of Ian Davenport, Gary Hume and Michael Landy was one of the first commercial gallery shows of artists that would later come to be known as Young British Artists. The gallery quickly came to represent several of these artists, including Glenn Brown, Angus Fairhurst, Anya Gallaccio, Gary Hume, Michael Landy and Rachel Whiteread. Karsten Schubert Limited also represented several non-British artists including: Thomas Gruenfeld, Martin Kippenberger, Stephen Prina and Ed Ruscha.
In addition to an extensive exhibition programme—which included the first exhibition of Henry Bond and Liam Gillick's Documents Series—the gallery also contributed to the publication of a series of catalogues and books, including Liam Gillick and Andrew Renton (ed.) Technique Anglaise: Current Trends in British Art (London: Karsten Schubert and Thames and Hudson, 1989) which offered an overview of the YBA scene.
The gallery relocated from Charlotte Street to smaller premises in Foley Street, continuing its exhibition and publishing programme. The gallery was also actively involved with off-site projects, including Michael Landy's 'Scrapheap Services' (1996) and the public battle for Rachel Whiteread's House (1994).
Rachel Whiteread's 1996 departure from the gallery triggered a reorientation of activities. Karsten Schubert became a private artists' representative and art dealer working with a select number of artists.
In 2007, the company moved to premises on Golden Square in Soho, London. At this location, the exhibition programme has presented the work of Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Georg Baselitz, Mel Bochner and John Stezaker (in collaboration with The Approach).
He is a trustee of SPACE, London.
In 1995 Charles Asprey, Thomas Dane and Karsten Schubert established Ridinghouse. The imprint is committed to publishing primary documents, art historical research, first monographs, anthologies of interviews and writings and editions. The organisation has been rapidly expanding since 2004 and currently produces 14-16 publications a year.
A number of Ridinghouse titles accompany exhibitions and are complemented by related talks by artists and writers, such as American conceptualist artist Fred Wilson's talk and signing at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (19 May 2011). The company also takes part in a number of international book fairs, including London Art Book Fair, NY Art Book Fair, Association of Art Historians Annual Conference and Book Fair and PA/PER VIEW.
- The Curator's Egg , London: Ridinghouse.
- Bridget Riley: Complete Prints , edited by Karsten Schubert.
- Robert Ryman: Critical Texts Since 1967 , edited by Vittorio Colaizzi and Karsten Schubert.
- About Carl Andre , edited by Paula Feldman, Alistair Rider, Karsten Schubert.
- Technique Anglaise: Current Trends in British Art, , published by Karsten Schubert and Thames and Hudson.
- Cézanne, Chappuis and the Limits of Connoiseurship, The Burlington Magazine, London, September 2006