Room 2

Since its launch in 2020, Karsten Schubert London’s Room 2 gallery has cultivated an exhibition programme driven by close collaboration with selected artists.  Room 2, is in part, a continuation and revival of an idea conceived by the late art dealer Karsten Schubert: to invite visitors and collectors to view art in an informal, social and more relaxed setting than they might expect from a traditional established gallery. Select previous exhibitions include Alison Wilding: Mesmer, Again; Paul Cezanne: Drawings | Tess Jaray: Roundels and Kirsten Glass: Swimming Witches.


Room 2 is situated on the second floor of 44 Lexington Street within a Georgian, Grade II listed terraced house built circa 1719.  This building, set within the historic heart of Soho, was originally founded as the headquarters of master carpenters and its rich history and location includence exhibiting artists.  Artist Cathie Pilkington, speaking  to Mass magazine about showing in Room 2 ahead of her exhibition commented: ‘It’s an amazing building. It’s really dilapidated, so going up the stairs almost becomes part of the show, which I love. It feels like a space I want to work in and inhabit.'


Ultimately, each exhibition connects the viewer with museum-calibre art in an unconventional gallery setting. The programme in Room 2 runs parallel to Karsten Schubert London’s off-site exhibitions and art fairs and in conjunction with Ridinghouse’s publishing activities.