The Hungarian Academy of Art is presenting itself with a grand-scale exhibition in Beijing at the Today Art Museum. The display, which consists of works of fine, applied, design and folk arts is lasting from 14 May until 10 June 2018. A year ago we received the painting and calligraphy exhibition of our brother institution, the Chinese National Academy of (CNAA) at Vigadó, the centre of HAA. Fulfilling the invitation of the Chinese partner, the Hungarian art scene can be seen in the well-known contemporary exhibition venure of the capital, and the exhibition of HAA is a selection of major works of recent years.
Quasimodo poetry competition announced
Hungarian poets could apply for the 25th jubilee Quasimodo Poetry Competition with two unpublished poems until 31 March. Katalin Mezey, poet, writer, chair of the Section of Literature of MMA and president of the board of the Quasimodo Foundation said that the jury was going to make the decision in July and the award-giving ceremony was going to take place at the International Meeting of Poets in Balatonfüred on 9 September.
37th Budapest Spring Festival
The 37th Budapest Spring Festival, between 31 March – 23 April, awaits visitors with a programme that involves many of the arts, with events in classical music, opera, jazz, world music, dance, contemporary circus, theatre and the visual arts. With the best Hungarian performers and real world stars, the Budapest Spring Festival is a truly special occasion, presenting premieres and co-productions with partner institutions.
Young talents on the stage of MMA
Cooperating with the Career Office of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music the Section of Music of MMA has undertook the task of organizing performances of the most talented musical students on the Sinkovits Chameber Stage of the Vigadó, centre of MMA. The program series began with the concert of Mihály Demeniv (accordion) on 6 March. The next concert is going to be that of Eszter Karasszon (cello) and Mira Farkas (harp) on 10 April. The concerts are admission free, but registration is needed.
Mecal Film Festival in Barcelona with Hungary and MMA
Between 14 March and 2 April the Mecal Film Festival in Barcelona is taking place, the international festival of short and animation films, where the guest country is Hungary this time during the three week period when about five thousand short and animation films can be seen. The Spanish and Catalan audience can get to know Hungarian animation through a roll-up exhibition organized by MMA and entitled "Hungarian Animation 100" and through the lectures of Orosz István, Líviusz Gyulai, Béla Ternovszky, Ferenc Rofusz and Ferenc Varsányi.