Nation Award Committee consisting of eleven artists with the Kossuth State Awards. The award is given to provide appropriate living conditions for personalities with high artistic accomplishment and reputation.
Ferenc Callmeyer passed away
Ferenc Callmeyer, Prima as well as Ybl Award winning architect, founding member of the Association of Hungarian Architects, the first president of the Hungarian Chamber of Architects, a corresponding member of HAA and the creator of major Hungarian buildings, died on 3 October 2020 at the age of 92. "A bad building is easy to describe and articulate. A good building is very difficult. I stand there, I love it - and I won't be able to tell you why," professed Ferenc Callmeyer. HAA and the Hungarian Chamber of Architects regard the passing of Ferenc Callmeyer as losing one of their own.
Son of the White Mare highly praised in America
The fully restored version of Marcell Jankovics's 1981 masterpiece, Son of the White Mare (Fehérlófia), which is one of the classics of world animation made its way to virtual cinemas in the USA and has been superbly received by American critics. Son of the White Mare has been restored in 4K using the original 35mm camera negative and sound elements by Arbelos, a film distributor and digital film restoration company based in Los Angeles in collaboration with the Hungarian Film Archive. The international premiere of the renewed version took place in Montreal at the Fantasia Film Festival in July last year.
István Szőcs passed away
István Szőcs, a Transylvanian writer, editor, cultural historian and regular member of HAA passed away at the age of 93. HAA regards his passing as losing one of its own.
The defining genre of his life work was literary journalism and essay with scientific accuracy, but with a readable, subjective tone.
Memorial exhibition of István Püspöky
The unique display of István Püspöky (1950–2018), graphic artist and painter, can be seen between 16 September 2020 and18 October 2020 at Vigadó, centre of HAA. The display has been organized by the Fine Art Section of HAA. István Püspöky was a major member of the Hungarian graphic artist generation which started his work in the early1970's.