Artist talk with Ostov Collective

Artist talk with Óstov Collective + DJ set by Sasha Zlykh
Saturday, 13 May 2023, 6 pm
Kunsthaus Hamburg
Free admission.
[The talk will be held in English]

We are happy to announce the next event in the context of «The Gathering Place»!
This time we will have the pleasure of meeting with the Óstov Collective, an art collective formed in Leipzig, Germany a few weeks after the Russian military aggression against Ukraine began. The collective consists of Elza Gubanova, Leon Seidel, Anna Perepechai, and Emilia Sladek. Their artistic practice focuses on conceptual space-specific installation art. The collective works in an interdisciplinary and participatory-oriented way, often inviting external artistic positions to be part of their projects. Besides, the collective has also curated group exhibitions and organized cultural events, urging to create long-lasting relationships between artists and cultural workers in Germany and Ukraine in this way. The collective’s primary goal is to encourage an open society and solidarity, as well as to inspire and contribute to social change. During the artist talk, Elza Gubanova and Leon Seidel, two members of the Óstov Collective, will talk about their artistic practice, the pros and cons of the collective work, art making in times of war, and many more.

As an added bonus, after the artist talk we will be dancing to the funky tunes of the DJ set by Sasha Zlykh. Sasha Zlykh is a DJ, producer, and label boss from Kyiv, Ukraine, and is currently based in Hamburg. Sasha tends to tamper with the darker, distorted areas of minimal, electro, techno, and house. Dark yet uplifting, consistently groovy and with a very big smile. His record collection is vast and his ambition to understand the crowd and keep people moving is evident every time he steps up to the decks. Listen to Sasha’s previous DJ sets you can here.