HAA held its general assembly
HAA held its first general assembly this year at Vigadó, the centre of the constitutional public body on 24 May. The public body expanded with a record number of seventy new members.
Judit Juhász was the hostess of the event. The members of the general assembly were first greeted by György Vashegyi, President of HAA, and then by János Csák, Minister of Culture and Innovation.
János Szentmártoni is a new deputy state secretary
The deputy secretary of state responsible for new art and community culture has been appointed: János Szentmártoni, a regular member of HAA was appointed as of 1 May by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on the recommendation of Minister for Culture and Innovation, János Csák.
Commemorating Lajos Grendel in Bratislava
At the Ferenc Liszt Institute in Bratislava writer Lajos Grendel, a late member of HAA was commemorated on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of his birth and the 5th anniversary of his death. At the event, HHA's Publishing House launched the new volume of the collected short stories of Lajos Grendel. The writer's widow, Ágota Grendel, and her son, Gábor Grendel as well as the vice-president of the Slovak parliament, took part in the evening, which took place in the presence of a large audience attending the event.
Museum of Ethnography at Biennale di Venezia
At the 18th International Exhibition of Architecture, Biennale of Venezia in the Hungarian pavilion the focal point is the new building of the Museum of Ethnography in Budapest between 20 May and 26 November 2023. The building, designed by István Ferencz and Marcel Ferencz (Napur Architect Ltd.), who are both members of HAA, was completed in 2022 after being selected in an international design competition as a part of the Liget Budapest Project, one of Europe's grandest urban development programmes abundant with cultural content.