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.
Exhibition of László Vinczeffy
An exhibition of Transylvanian painter, sculptor and member of HAA, László Vinczeffy entitled Refractions of Light can be seen at Vigadó, the centre of HAA from 23 March until 6 May. At the opening ceremony Secretary-General of HAA, Tamás Gergely Kucsera greeted the artist on the occasion of his birthday as well.
Listening to János Arany
The year 2017 was the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest Hungarian poets, János Arany. 2017 was declared as the János Arany Memorial Year by the Hungarian Parliament and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. But the programs of the Memorial Year are continuing in 2018 as well and HAA is still making support with projects, such as the recording and online spreading of the performances of the poems of János Arany by almost a hundred acclaimed Hungarian actors.
Hungarian-Russian cultural relations
Exhibition of Imre Makovecz in St. Petersburg
The life-work exhibition of Imre Makovecz entitled Connecting Earth and Sky can be seen at the Ilya Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute Of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture for three weeks from 1 March. The visit at The Manege and the negotiations at Ilya Repin Academy have made new possibilities of further cooperations.
Unique daguerreotype can be seen in the National Museum
The Hungarian National Museum is firstly presenting this exceptional artifact on the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the Revolution and War of Independence of 1848/49. The daguerreotype depicting the national guard was purchased and deposited by the Hungarian Academy of Art in the country's largest historical photographic collection in the Historical Photographic Archive of the Hungarian National Museum. The public can see it for two weeks from 13 March until 25 March.