75th birthday of film director Barna Kabay
On the occasion of the 75th birthday of film director Barna Kabay, a corresponding member of HAA, a series of retrospective programs is to be launched in Budapest, which is to continue in Transylvania, the Highlands and several Hungarian cities with daily screenings, audience meetings and book presentations between July and October. Barna Kabay (born 1948, Budapest) is a Hungarian film director, screenwriter and film producer. His film entitled The Revolt of Job (1983), which he co-directed with Imre Gyöngyössy, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Gilah Yelin Hirsch was a guest at Hild Villa
Gilah Yelin Hirsch, a multidisciplinary artist and Professor Emerita of Art from Los Angeles took part in a round table discussion in conjunction with a special introductory evening entitled Between Art and Science at Hild Villa, the Research Institute of Art Theory and Methodology of HAA on 22 June.
Architect Endre Szűcs passed away
Miklós Ybl Prize winning architect Endre Szűcs passed away aged 80 He was a regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts. He felt that Bartók's principle was his own, according to which one should only draw from a pure source, which in his case was folk art. For this Endre Szűcs collected memories from the Balaton highlands to Gyimes. He was aware that the memories of the past can only be successfully passed on if the monument is put to use, so it must always be reconstructed in accordance with the needs of the modern age. This gave rise to his creative architecture. HAA regards the passing of Endré Szűcs as losing one of its own.
The statue of Zsuzsanna Erdélyi unveiled
From 25 May the statue of Zsuzsanna Erdélyi, late folk art researcher can be seen at a symbolic place in Városliget (City Park) in Budapest: on the shady, wooded promenade between the Museum of Ethnography and the House of Hungarian Music. The late member of HAA made a lasting legacy with his outstanding work in both fields: domestic ethnography and the search for the musical traditions of the Carpathian Basin.