The annual national salon, devoted to a different branch of art each year, is the celebration of an entire profession at the Műcsarnok. When organising the 2nd National Salon of Photography, it was our express aim, in the spirit of solidarity, to reach out to and call upon every artist who made significant works in any area of photographic art in the last five years to participate in the exhibition.
Funeral of György Fekete
Outstanding interior designer, applied artist, Artist of the Nation, former and honorary President of HAA, György Fekete died on 15 April aged 88 and his funeral took place at the Fiumei út cemetery in Budapest on 23 June at 11 a.m. according to the liturgy of the Reformated Church. Among others the funeral was attended by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, President of Hungary, János Áder, Minister for Human Recources János Kásler,Vice-President of the National Assembly, Sándor Lezsák, President of HAA, György Vashegyi, interior designer Gábor Mezei, Bishop of the Trans-Tisza Reformed Diocese, Károly Fekete. The ceremony was lead by Calvinist pastor and former Minister of Human Resources, Zoltán Balog.
Vigadó and Kunsthalle reopened
After a period of three months of involuntary closure and with special regard to health safety precautions Vigadó, the centre of HAA has been reopened from 24 June 2020. In the past period the building itself and its exhibitions could only be visited in the form of online virtual walks. But from the day of the reopening the building and its exhibitions are again accessible to the general public.
Trianon exhibition of Marcell Jankovics
The exhibition is opened to the public and can be seen until 26 July.
The exhibition, which debuted in Székesfehérvár last year, is showing one of the most enduring and most mentioned historical tragedies in Hungarian history with a completely new approach of a caricatural and mocking manner. The graphic works take up the thread from the lost Battle of Mohács with the Turks in 1526 and depict all the major events that led to the Trianon Treaty.
America's British Culture in Hungarian
The book of Russel Kirk, the famous American political theorist, moralist, historian, social and literary critic, known for his influence on 20th-century American conservatism has been published for the first time in Hungarian by the Publishing House of HAA.