London-based dealer, curator, writer, and artist Kenny Schachter talks about the course of his multifaceted career and the recent history and hard truth of the economics of the art market.
“It’s a very, very hard thing to do––to get a market moving. So the main ingredient is exposure. It has to get seen. The work has to be seen by as many people as possible. There has to be a critical response––newspaper and magazines, and the internet is really a democratizing factor.”
Long Island-born Kenny Schachter owns Rove Projects in London, where he represents such artists as Vito Acconci, Sanford Biggers, and Richard Artschwager. Previously, he established the experimental exhibition space conTEMPorary in New York City, which was the first interior space to be designed by Acconci Studio. Schachter studied philosophy and political science at George Washington University and completed a JD at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York in 1987. He has taught and lectured at numerous institutions, including the School of Visual Arts, New York University, Columbia University, and the New School for Social Research, and he is a contributing writer to such publications as Art+Auction and the British edition of GQ.