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.
György Vashegyi is the new President of MMA
Conductor and regular member of MMA, György Vashegyi was elected as the new President of MMA at the 10 October general assembly for renewal in Vigado, the centre of MMA. He is taking over the office of the President from 5 November 2017. György Fekete, who led MMA for two periods for six years, was given the title of honorary president.
11th Goldsmith Biennial
The works of about fifty Hungarian goldsmiths has been displayed at the 11th Goldsmith Biennial organized by the Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists (MKISZ) and supported by MMA at the Klebelsberg Cultural Centre in Budapest. This is the largest exhibition of goldsmiths in Hungary. At the opening of the the event on 20 September President of MMA, György Fekete said that "we not only come together here to praise goldsmiths' art, but to take part in the continuity of culture".
The Béla Bartók of architecture
A one-day commemorating conference on the work and legacy of István Medgyaszay was organized by the Section of Architecture of MMA on 20 September at Vigado, centre of MMA and a memorial exhibition is taking place on his oeuvre at the centre of the Association of Hungarian Architects. At the conference fifteen experts gave lectures on one of the greatest Hungarian architects of the 20th century, István Medgyaszay (1877-1959).
Varaždin Baroque Evenings with Hungary
The Varaždin Baroque Evenings is the most prominent music event of central Croatia and it was founded in 1971. This year it is between 22 September and 5 October and the quest country is Hungary. Among the Hungarian performers are the Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra with conductor György Vashegyi, regular member of MMA, Xaver Varnus and Balázs Barnkopf, the Pannon Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, István Kónya lute player and Baroque Orchestra Savaria with artistic leader, Pál Németh.