1857 is an experimental platform for contemporary art. Founded by Steffen Håndlykken and Stian Eide Kluge in 2010, it operated as a project space for eight years in a former lumberyard in downtown Oslo. In a raw, industrial setting, 1857 produced a series of distinctive exhibitions that introduced young international artists to audiences local and abroad. In a departure from the exhibition format, 1857’s new program sees closer collaboration with artists to discuss, present and promote their works and careers.
1857 is a non-profit organization directed by
Steffen Håndlykken, Jenny Kinge and Stian Eide Kluge
Signature drinks by Pablo Castro
Design for 1857 by Ian Brown.
1857 is supported by Arts Council Norway