ОК16 CULTURAL HUB
OPEN, IGNITE, EXPLORE, NOURISH, HARVEST and SCALE
cultural projects
Coming events
December 10, 19:00
Opium
Complicated relationship, job searching, dreams on a better life... this is a survival mode for a post-Soviet human. Problems of simple people become louder in the contemporary Belarusian theatre and dramaturgy, the social context becomes not only a background, but also an impulse of conflict development. The play's characters are standing for simple and necessary things and this fight is not always fair.
December 11 & 12, 19:00
S uchilischa
What happens when the life of the "Golden youth" intersects with the reality of an ordinary girl from technical training college? Parties in the city hub, haircuts in the barbershop, hanging outs in social networks, burnout or just boredom, the only cure for which is entertainment. Young and wild Tanka tries to live by the rules, but nothing is going according to plan. The bets are off, the stream is on and a private life is no longer just between two people.

December 15, 10:30
New Year's festival of happy childhood "Moloko"
Did you dream of being in a New Year's fairy tale?
MOLOKO combines the best for children and parents! You can come to the beginning or from lunch. The program will be made in such a way that you will have time for both the theater and master classes.
December 13, 22:00
Party "Friends of WATCH DOCS Belarus"
At the closed party Watch Docs Belarus 2018 in the cultural hub of OK16, we will be fashionable and in a boy's way again we will admire the "pink sunset" with the RSP.
December 15, 19:00
WATCH DOCS Belarus
Screening of the film "Michnik:" Be realistic, demand the impossible "(Poland, 2015), subtitles: white + MEETING with Adam Michnik and director Maria Zmazh-Kachanovich.
December 16, 17:00
WATCH DOCS Belarus
Screening of the film "Nepokoy" (USA, 2017), subtitles: rus. + discussion with experts "The minimum subsistence of psychological literacy: when is it time to contact a specialist?"
December 16, 19:30
Afterparty WATCH DOCS Belarus
Afterparty with Eryk i Ja and Minsk Improvisers Orchestra + watching the first Belarusian silent film "Prostitute".
December 17, 19:00
Children's crusade
The real medieval story about clildren's crusade in this performance turns into thinking about person's growing up, where the first independent choice is a decision to leave into the unknown. The crusade becomes the symbol of the existence of all mankind that are stepping into adult life, and eternal dying in the name of ideas and beliefs.
December 18, 20:00
Performance "Art Syadziba" / "Frantishak"
Spectal "Frantishak" is dedicated to the Belarusian dramatist, "the father of the Belarusian theater" Frantishak Alekhnovich.
January 1, 1:00 - January 2, 9:00
NYE 2019 - OK16: Re:Fresh / Mechta / Killa
New Year's Eve: Re: Fresh, Dream and Killa unite in the walls of the space of OK16 to create an unforgettable musical celebration, enveloping you with non-standard ideas, installations, music from the key figures of the local scene and a cozy festive atmosphere.
Our workshops
From the Ruin Bar to the 1500 sq.m. workshop
Model Area
350 sq.m., 2 projectors, 2 screens, from 80 up to 600 people.
Here they made wooden prototypes of machine tools in order to properly produce them in metal, now this area is used for
the production of cultural innovations
Backstage
220 sq.m., dance floor covering, work tables.
This is an open space for creativity

Giant
Blackbox.
The whole plant grew out of this workshop which seemed at the time of construction as gigantic as from a seed – and now this is a cosy blackbox
CDE
1000 sq.m., rooflight dome, no heating
There was a workshop for wood processing,
now – the gallery and the "summerspace" art-residence
Hangar
1500 sq.m., a screen, no heating
Brutal industrial interior with rough walls and steel columns
Street scene
Steel dryer room which has acquired a music heart


Ruin Bar
A place for informal creative communication (and dancing)


Left
Right
RUIN BAR
Romkocsma (Ruin-bar in Hungarian) is a special place intended to break the ice (not only in your glasses but also in your souls) and combining three creative directions: tea, coffee and alcohol roads.
Coctails
sex in the zech
Excellent refreshing cocktail having a pleasant and exceptional taste thanks to a combination of citrus and mint hints.
FROM CALL TO CALL
Combination of vodka, coffee liqueur and fruit infusion contributes to the sweetness and the strength of this cocktail.
DAWN ABOVE THE MZOR
Rum, tonic and elderberry syrup empower this drink with the magic filling this evening with a spirit of adventure.
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GARDEN PARTNERSHIP
Sweet taste of blueberry puree and strength of gin – this cocktail has everything to be popular.
From BUSINESS TRIPS
Cocktail from vodka, apple juice and honey with a pleasant and light taste
LEVON LIKEs
You will fall in love with this tequila drink and its ginger taste
Opinion leaders about us
We asked, they responded
Artist, art activist
BAZINATO
«I was aware of the Ok16 space long before its official opening because I know George Zaborski very well. My first event on this stage was the presentation of the children's book about Malevich. I also took part in the Ok16 Museum night, in the summer art-residence, in the project "Nobel na Move", conducted the master-class at celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the foundation for children "Chance", created the installation "Ride the white rhinoceros", visited many theatre and performing practices. In my opinion, Ok16 has an open heart, a bubble-gum savor and a smell of the summer»
Vondel Hepta Agency Director
Aliaksandr Vasilevich
«Oktiabrskaya street is a well-developed spot and one of the most conceptual Minsk districts. This street is becoming a Minsk cultural center. That's why I like this trend of the emergence of new interesting places on Oktiabrskaya street. And the Ok16 cultural hub is certainly one of them. I visited many different events on this stage: parties, presentations, performances. The Vondel Hepta agency also organized several events in Ok16. The number of these different events is developing the street and Minsk in general. And the Y Gallery is ready to cooperate and to develop common projects and initiatives!»
Choreographer
Evgeny Ivanov
«During the year of its work the Ok16 cultural hub gained its own Ok16 audience and this is really cool! I think that Ok16 will soon be the biggest Belarusian alternative area. It is not a state institution, O16 has its own laws. You shouldn't go through an approval process, there is no planning and no repertoire, Ok16 is a Rubik's cube and you can chose and compose your favorite color at any time. It's very pleasant to observe the careful attitude of the Ok16 team towards every event. It is not necessary to propose a «finished show», the project can emerge directly on site. The idea of the art residence is wonderful: everyone finds its own corner in this huge creative space. The participation in the Ok16 summerspace is a process of the adaptation of your own сreative work to the unknown space having its history and esthetics»
Artist, resident of Summerspace
Nadya Sayapina
«In my opinion, my personal exhibition in Ok16 went just fine! It was a new creative experience in a such space. I liked to hear the reactions of the people who were used to an ordinary gallery space. They were so different! Ok16 is regularly visited by foreign guests and experts who can give useful advices to you and take a detached look at your creative work. I see great potential in a variety of events in Ok16. The cultural hub can «remake» in its own version something that has been created already in the West and found its cultural town in the center of Minsk»
Instagram @ok16minsk
ОК16 life in photos
You can find us here
You can walk to the OK16 Cultural Hub from the Pershamaiskaya (11 min) or Praletarskaya (8 min) subway stations.

You can have a scenic 25-40 minutes stroll along the Lenin Street from the Independence Avenue, the tourist Karl Marx Street and the National Art Museum or along the Ulianovskaya street from the railway station.

You can also arrive by car (from Lenin Street to the end of the Oktiabrsiaya Street or along Smolenskaya Street to the intersection with the Oktibrskaya Street) and park your car on the free parkinf.

In planning tour trip, сhoose a walk on the Oktiabrskaya Street and enjoy the biggest street art collections in the world created whithin the framework of the Vuliza Brazil Festival with the support of the Brazilian Embassy. The art objects will lead you to the OK16 Cultural Hub.
OK16 Team
ОК16 family is always welcoming
guests and new friends!
George Zaborski
Founder and Director
Siarhei Shchamialiov
Deputy Development Director
+3751094323
1094323@gmail.com
Olga Titova
Client Service Manager
+375447497837
olga.titova0108@gmail.com
Inna Kavalionak
Performing arts' projects manager
inna.ok16minsk@gmail.com
Veranika Mitsevich
Coordinator of artistic and exhibition projects
veronika.ok16@gmail.com
Levon Halatrian
Ruin Bar OK16 Managing Director
khlalarm@gmail.com
Alexei Basalaj
System Administrator
Max Kvartalny
Lights designer
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