Exhibition of HAA in Berlin

The unique and large-scale fine art exhibition of HAA – which first opened on 5 July with the title Verstrichene Zeit – Elapsing Time in the Museum of Modern Arts in Passau (Museum Moderner Kunst), then travelled to Stuttgart in October 2019 – can now be seen in Berlin in the Hungarian Cultural Institute, the Collegium Hungaricum from 12 December 2019. The exhibition was opened by the President of HAA, György Vashegyi, then the director of Collegium Hungaricum, Márta Nagy made a welcoming speech.
After that Josef Böhm, a Transylvanian art collector delivered a speech to the audience, in which painter György Jovián and fine artist Ilona Lovas, regular member of HAA were also present.
The display is in connection with the Hungarian memorial year of the political and economic change 30 years ago, i.e. the end of the Communist era. The academicians of HAA evoke this historical and decisive event in the language of art as an important station of the German-Hungarian relations as well. The exhibition, whose concept was worked out by two curators, Péter Stefanovits and László Alapfy, comprises of the works of 23 internationally acclaimed Hungarian artists, such as painter György Szemadám, sculptor Ádám Farkas and graphic artist István Orosz. All the works have been inspired by the opening of the borders in 1989.
György Vashegyi stressed at the opening ceremony: "The Pan-European Picnic and the fall of the Berlin Wall are as inseparable as Hungarian-German culture, artistic fate and friendship." He also emphasized that nearly a hundred years ago such Hungarian artists lived and worked in Berlin as Lajos Kassák, Béla Czóbel, Aurél Bernáth, József Egry or László Moholy-Nagy. As the closing of the opening ceremony Tara Naszer, a young Hungarian cellist sang Hungarian folk songs with instrumental accompaniment.
The exhibiting artists are the following: Aknay János, Árendás József, Bakos István, Barabás Márton, Baráth Ferenc, Csáji Attila, Elekes Károly, Farkas Ádám, Gaál József, Jovián György, Kovács Péter, Kulinyi István, Lajta Gábor, M. Novák András, Orosz István, Prutkay Péter, Stefanovits Péter, Szabó Menyhért, Szabó Tamás, Szemadám György, Szőcs Miklós TUI, Szurcsik József, Véssey Gábor.

The catalogue for the exhibition can be found here.
January 6, 2020