Orbán decorates outgoing art academy head
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán presented György Fekete, the outgoing head of the Hungarian Art Academy (MMA), with the Grand Cross Order of Merit of Hungary on Monday.
Orbán praised Fekete for his work dedicated to art and cultural policy with which he "has worked and continues to work to uphold the spirit of Hungarian culture".
György Vashegyi is the new President of MMA
Conductor and regular member of MMA, György Vashegyi was elected as the new President of MMA at the 10 October general assembly for renewal in Vigado, the centre of MMA. He is taking over the office of the President from 5 November 2017. György Fekete, who led MMA for two periods for six years, was given the title of honorary president.
11th Goldsmith Biennial
The works of about fifty Hungarian goldsmiths has been displayed at the 11th Goldsmith Biennial organized by the Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists (MKISZ) and supported by MMA at the Klebelsberg Cultural Centre in Budapest. This is the largest exhibition of goldsmiths in Hungary. At the opening of the the event on 20 September President of MMA, György Fekete said that "we not only come together here to praise goldsmiths' art, but to take part in the continuity of culture".
The Béla Bartók of architecture
A one-day commemorating conference on the work and legacy of István Medgyaszay was organized by the Section of Architecture of MMA on 20 September at Vigado, centre of MMA and a memorial exhibition is taking place on his oeuvre at the centre of the Association of Hungarian Architects. At the conference fifteen experts gave lectures on one of the greatest Hungarian architects of the 20th century, István Medgyaszay (1877-1959).