Full name: Association of Creative Intelligentsia "Form"
Participants: Victor Astashonok, Ilona Borodulina, Andrey Bogush, Andrey Belov, Sergey Voychenko, Konstantin Goretsky, Alyona Zhdanenya, Alexey Zhdanov, Aleksandar Zabavchik, Grigory Ivanov, Mark Kazhdan, Alexander Karpov, Sergey Kotrankov, Igor Kashkurevich, Evgeny Kirilov, Artur Klinov, Todar Kopsha (Grigory Katsapov), Vladimir Kudritsky, Vladimir Lappo, Sergey Noodles, Sergey Malishevsky, Andrey Plesanov, Viktor Petrov, Vitaly Rozhkov (Bismarck), Anatoly Rzhevutsky, Lyudmila Rusova, Irina Ryzhkova, Igor Savitsky, Dmitry Surinovich, Arkady Stepin, Natalia Tatur, Heinrich Tikhanovich, Vladimir Tsesler, Vladimir Shchelkun, Dmitry Yermilov.
The leader of the association, according to archival evidence, was Andrey Plesanov.
Founded in Minsk (BSSR, today the Republic of Belarus).
Memoirs of Andrey Plesanov: “At the exhibition “Artist’s Workshop ”, many artists got to know each other, and this resulted in the creation of an informal association “Form”. It included artists, poets and just art lovers. At the end of the year, the organizing committee, which included several people, including me, decided to organize an exhibition of the association "Forma" and called it "Perspective" " .
The group broke up.
Memoirs of Viktor Petrov:
"The Form group appeared in 1987. The name was proposed by Valery Martynchik. The main and very first line-up was as follows: Valery Martynchik, Viktor Petrov, Vladimir Bobrov, Gennady Khatskevich (at the time Form was created, he was in a prison psycho-isolator), Vladimir Lappo, Sergey Noodles. Later, two people from the Galina group, led by Alexander Taranovich, joined the group: Dmitry Ermilov, Andrey Belov. Still later, I invited Alexander Zabavchik to the group, and Valentin Nudnov was the last to enter. This was the Forma group " .
From the 1989 booklet:
"The Form association includes artists who differ both in age and in their creative aspirations, but what undeniably unites all artists is the conviction that the development of art is to a large extent the development of form. Hence the name of the association, which It was also a reaction to that many years of struggle between dogmatic art and the so-called “formalism.” The formation of the association should be attributed to the autumn of 1987, when a group of unofficial artists was invited to an exhibition in the Estonian city of Kohtla-Järve, followed by an exhibition in the State Museum of the ESSR “Kadriorg” in Tallinn, an exhibition in Minsk and again in Estonia within the framework of the All-Union seminar on unofficial art, which took place in Narva in May 1988. This publication confirms the fact of fruitful cooperation between the NGO “Center” and the art association “Forma” Having taken on a significant share of concerns, the association "Center" provides artists with ample opportunities for intense creativity. activity that instills confidence in everyone. The artists of the association and the founding organization thank everyone who took part in the organization of this exhibition, and express the hope that creative contacts will continue in the future."