Association of Creative Intelligentsia, abbreviated as Association or ATI.
A creative association whose members formed the core of the informal movement in the artistic life of Belarus in the 1980s-1990s. Some of the participants also joined another association: the informal community "Form". Andrey Plesanov acted as the informal leader of the association.
The association (quote below) "was based on the principles of free association to seek and establish new or non-traditional opportunities for artistic expression in order to build a society by analogy with nature" . On the whole, their declaration stands out for its intellectual strength and thirst for "socialist pluralism."
Participants: Victor Astashonok, Andrey Belov, Andrey Bogush, Illona Borodulina, Sergey Voichenko, Konstantin Goretsky, Dmitry Ermilov, Elena Zhdanenya, Alexey Zhdanov, Alexander Zabavchik, Grigory Ivanov, Mark Kazhdan, Alexander Karpov, Igor Kashkurevich, Evgeny Kirilov, Artur Klinov, Sergey Kotrankov, Todor Kopsha (Grigory Katsapov), Vladimir Kudritsky, Vladimir Lappo, Sergey Noodles, Sergey Malishevsky, Viktor Petrov, Andrey Plesanov, Anatoly Rzheutsky, Vitaly Rozhkov (Bismarck), Lyudmila Rusova, Irina Ryzhkova, Igor Savitsky, Arkady Stepin, Dmitry Surinovich, Natalya Tatur, Genrikh Tikhanovich, Vladimir Tsesler, Vladimir Schelkun.
The first group exhibition of the association: "Artist's Workshop" was held in the Republican House of Artists of the Belarusian Theater Association.
The collective exhibition "Perspective" was held in the exhibition hall of the Belarusian Scientific Research Institute of Technical Information.
The group exhibition "On the Collector" was held by the members of the Association and the community "Forma".