A vice-president and a member of the board were elected at the reconvened general assembly of HAA on 7 October in Vigadó, the centre of HAA. Ballet artist János Kiss was elected as vice-president, poet and historian István Kovács was elected as a new member of the board. Gábor Lajta, a painter, graphic artist and art writer, became a member of the Supervisory Board.
Exhibition of David Lynch at Műcsarnok
The photographs of the world-famous American independent movie director, screenwriter, painter and musician, David Lynch can be seen at Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), the institution of HAA as the opening exhibition of the Budapest Photo Festival (BPF), the biggest photography event in Hungary held for the third time in 2019. During the time of the exhibition (1 March – 2 June) there are a number of exclusive programs and guided tours by well-known experts all organized by Műcsarnok.
Hungarian director at Kosice State Theatre
Hungarian director and regular member of HAA's Section of Theatric Arts, Viktor Nagy has directed the performance of Giuseppe Verdi's four-act opera, Otello based upon Shakespeare's play at the Kosice State Theatre. The premiere took place on 22 February 2019 and on the invitation of Karol Kevický, the director of the Kosice State Theatre President of HAA, György Vashegyi and Secretary-General of HAA, Tamás Gergely Kucsera visited the town. The production work has been made possible by means of a Slovak and Hungarian cooperation. The costume designer has been Erzsébet Rátkai, a regular member of HAA.
Exhibition of Imre Makovecz in Kazan
The lifework exhibition of Imre Makovecz entitled Connecting Earth and Sky arrived at its final station of Kazan Kremlin, the chief historic citadel of Tatarstan and can be seen until 10 March. The travelling exhibition arrived after several stations in Russian, including Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg, Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg. The travelling exhibition has been received with great interest from the part of both the public and the architectural profession.
The Garden of Beauty
A unique and celebratory exhibition of Hungarian weaver artist Fodorné László Mária, Master of Folk Art and regular member of HAA can be seen at Vigadó, the centre of HAA from 10 February 2019 until 21 April 2019.