“Drop Handkerchief Backdrop,” 2011. Exhibition view at 1857, Oslo. Courtesy 1857
1857 is an artist-run gallery occupying a former lumberyard in Grønland, downtown Oslo. Established in 2010 by artists Stian Eide Kluge and Steffen Håndlykken, 1857 aims to forge connections between the Norwegian art scene and young artists abroad. It is a place to convene and converge, receive, answer, and honor contemporary art in Oslo.