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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. They are especially known for their collaborative curatorial efforts between young Norwegian artists and those from Europe and beyond. Openings are also some of the city's most fun. 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.