General assembly of HAA
HAA held its first general assembly of the year on 5 April 2022 at its centre in Vigadó, where the 2021 public body awards were also handed over. In addition to approving the reports of the president, the presidency, the sections, the committees and the Secretary-General, and the general assembly was informed of this year's art and professional program plan, the general assembly also elected a Vice-President.
Works of Győző Somogyi in Warsaw
A special exhibition of painter Győző Somogyi, who is a regular member of HAA and Artist of the Nation and is 79 years old, opened in the Cantonists' Barracks in the Royal Łazienki Museum, Warsaw. Nearly 50 works from the oeuvre of the artist are presented, featuring historical and sacred themes. The exhibition can be seen from 1 April to 30 June 2022.
Villa Walter Rozsi renewed
Villa Walter Rozsi designed by József Fischer (one of the outstanding figures of modern architecture in Hungary) working with his wife, the engineer Eszter Pécsi, was commissioned by the famous opera singer Rozsi Walter and her husband, the textile merchant Geza Rado. The villa, which is one of the most outstanding pieces of interwar Hungarian modern architecture, has been restored by the architect László Kokas. The symbolic key of the Villa was handed over by György Vashegyi, President of HAA to the director of MÉM-MDK, Kornél Almássy on 29 March.
Péter Lelkes passed away
Péter Lelkes, a Mihály Munkácsy Award winning art designer and a regular member of HAA passed away on 31 March 2022 in his 80th year of age. He became known mainly as a designer of acoustic, medical and educational equipment. He was also an active art organizer. The Zsennyei Workshop was established by him with József Cserny, which functioned as an international design forum. He was the president of the Hungarian Design Cultural Foundation. He taught at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the Hungarian University of Applied Arts and the University of Western Hungary. HAA regards his passing as losing one of its own.