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|The New Artists and the Mayakovsky Friends Club (1986-1990)
Text: Hannelore Fobo, 2021
Chapter 5. Document A. Charter of the New Creative Association
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The Charter of the New Creative Association (Новое творческое объединение) is undated, but since Document B, the application to Leningrad’s Main Department of Culture from 4 August 1986, uses this name as sender, it is plausible that it was set up around this time.
The document consists of a cover page and three carbon copies with the text of the charter or statute. The last page is signed by Vladislav Gutsevich as honorary chairman (почетный председатель). Two more names appear on the reverse of the cover, those of G. Bronislavsky (Г. Брониславский, pseudonym of Vladislav Gutsevich) and I. Potapov (И. Потапов, pseudonym of Timur Novikov). These names are handwritten in uppercase letters and signed.
Other than the New Artists, the name New Creative Association stresses the concept of an association, which is important to fit the new “Law on amateur associations and interest clubs”. The name New Creative Association thus stands somewhere in between New Artists and Club of the Appreciation of Amateur Creativity, a second association founded by Novikov and Gutsevich at the same time. In this way, the Club of the Appreciation of Amateur Creativity became a parallel organisation to the Club of Friends of Maykovsky, in all likelihood with the purpose to cover the whole of possibilites of the new law, as it includes the keywords club, amateur, and association. (See Club of the Appreciation of Amateur Creativity documents in "Timur Novikov’s New Artists Lists, pp 17-21 more>>)
It sems that the name New Creative Association was given up with the establishment of the two new clubs – probably in favour of of Club of the Appreciation of Amateur Creativity, since Vladislav Gutsevich, honorary chairman of the New Creative Association, became the chairman of Club of the Appreciation of Amateur Creativity.
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