1646 has announced the addition of a new building, located at Boekhorststraat 127, adjacent to its current space. This development will enable 1646 to provide artists with more space for exhibitions, provide the community with an enriched program of public events, as well as a beautiful garden where visitors can gather, celebrate and exchange ideas. Residency artists can now be housed within the facilities of 1646. The team of 1646 is excited about this new chapter and they can’t wait to create new cultural experiences within the 120m2 extension in The Hague.
Since opening in 1995, 1646 has served as a platform for experimental art in the center of The Hague. It has always had a connecting role within the local art scene, bringing people together and stimulating the exchange of perspectives and ideas. To this day, 1646 is an important hub in the vibrant artistic network that has shaped and still shapes the cultural landscape in the city.
With this focus, and to continue to enrich the voices and conversations in The Hague, a new generation of KABK graduates, including Johan Gustavsson and Clara Pallí Monguilod, took over 1646 in 2004 and began to further expand the international network.
Since 2019, Johan Gustavsson and Clara Pallí Monguilod have been co-directors and curators of the space and they continue to refine 1646’s unifying role both locally and internationally. They cherish the experimentation and creation of new work by emerging and established artists. They do this by sharing innovative artistic practices through a program of exhibitions, artist talks, events, publications and international collaborations.