SPECIAL FEATURE: Selection of shows at 1857

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1857 is an artist-run exhibition space occupying a former lumberyard in Grønland, downtown Oslo. It was founded in 2010 by artists Steffen Håndlykken and Stian Eide Kluge, with graphic designers Eriksen / Brown as essential collaborators.

The space consists of a 280 m2 concrete factory hall, with raw concrete walls and 11 metres to a ceiling with beautiful skylights, which has been joined to an older wooden house with a storefront facing the street.

1857 aims to introduce young international artists to a Norwegian audience, and takes advantage of the high degree of freedom that comes from being an artist-run space in terms of how exhibitions are conceptualised, formulated and presented. There is an on-going conversation that runs through all of the shows about how to challenge or disregard conventions that prevail in institutional exhibition making. This approach has lead 1857 to open-ended collaborations with artists as well as characteristic exhibition designs, press releases and cocktails served on the openings.

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My Internet Was Down For 5 Minutes So I Went Downstairs And Spoke To My Family. They Seem Like Nice People at Jeanroch Dard

Artists: Stefania Batoeva, Béla Pablo Janssen, Aude Pariset, Loup Sarion, Adrien Vescovi, Mathias Wille Exhibition title: My Internet Was Down For 5 Minutes So I Went Downstairs And Spoke To My Family. They Seem Like Nice People Venue:  Jeanroch Dard, Brussels, Belgium Date:  January 24 – February 22, 2015 Photography: Hugard&Vanoverschelde. Courtesy of Galerie Jeanrochdard, Brussels Networked communication, … Read more