On the edge. Article in the issue of June 27, 2020
Forgive me the author of the article for comments.
I want to clarify how the artist’s mother. Since the preparation of the exhibition took place before my eyes.
In fact, Anna Kopytina was the sole organizer and inspirer of the exhibition "Artists of Vladivostok Kurilam" in 2016.
Of course, Anya consulted with Alexander Gorodny (director of the Art Floor gallery). Alexander Gorodniy assisted by contacting the artists of the Shikotan Group. Gorodnyi came up with the name of the exhibition and supplemented it with several paintings from the exhibition "Art Floor".
None of the artists wanted to go to the Kuril Islands (to Kunashir) - other plans, we need money for travel and accommodation, etc. ...
Several artists helped to pack the paintings in boxes provided by the Union of Artists - Evgeny Bosak, Pavel Semyonushkin, Lena Gulyaeva (forgive whom I did not name).
39 artists of Vladivostok presented their paintings, including those who traveled to the Kuril Islands in 1970-1980 (Volkov, Korzh, Fomin ...).
Contracts were drawn up for all artists, the prices of the paintings were named - for example, paintings by Vladimir Rogachev (then deceased) cost from 120 to 200 thousand rubles. And this is a big responsibility.
It turned out 2 healthy boxes with paintings of approximately 200 kg each, a loading company was hired to deliver from the Union of Artists building to the Fishing Port pier, where the ship stood.
Anna left a little later to already meet the paintings in Yuzhno-Kurilsk.Anya did this for her money, in her personal time. Artists promised a percentage of the total sales.
At first, the exhibition was planned only in Yuzhno-Kurilsk, but the unexpected arrival of Oleg Kozhemyako (then governor of Sakhalin) confused all plans. The governor offered to take the exhibition to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, to Shikotan and Iturup and promised support.
And Anna went with an exhibition to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (in the new building of the Chekhov Museum). There, the exhibition was exhibited for almost 2 months. The head of the culture department was able to find the money to pay Anna’s expenses for travel, accommodation, meals ...
But Anna had to return home, at home then her father became very ill.
Then we all had a strong stress at home, but the benefit of the complex operation of Pope Ani took place and was successful.
Next, she had to go to the opening of the exhibition to Shikotan and Iturup, and Anya went, although the strain had a very strong effect on her health.
Anna opened an exhibition on Shikotan and Iturup and a week later returned home.
And the exhibition was sent back, business executives of the city hall - thanks, everything came safe and sound. And in Vladivostok, my mother met.
Photo reports and video about the exhibition "Artists of Vladivostok Kurilam" in 2016, see the pages: