It is seldom given in the life of a cultural politician that the creation of two dominant cultural institutions have been tied to his name. György Fekete was given this: he was one of the founders, then the first president of the National Cultural Fund, then almost two decades later he was instrumental when the Hungarian Academy of Arts became a public body, and he was its president for two terms. We asked György Vashegyi, who followed him in this post in 2017.
From the East…
THE PAINTING AND CALLIGRAPHY EXHIBITION OF THE CHINESE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ARTS
The exhibition is arriving to Budapest with the title From the East…, and it can be seen between 12 April and 31 May 2017 in the centre of MMA, the Vigadó. In connection with the display MMA and CNNA is holding a conference on 11 April 2017 from 10:30 with the title Contacts… in Vigadó.
Lifework on posters
The exhibition of graphic artist and member of MMA, József Árendás was opened in Hegyvidék Gallery in the 12th district of Budapest on 9 March. The title of the display, which can be seen until 14 April, is Lifework on Posters.
Pannonia Film Studio reopened
The famous Pannonia Film Studio, citadel of Hungarian animation has been reopened after it was closed in 2000. The opening ceremony on 9 March 2017 was attended, among others, by László Kövér, President of the Hungarian Parliament.
Television and public taste
The Section of Film Arts and Photography of MMA organized a two-day conference entitled Television and Public Taste - The Chances of Art in the Television Culture of the 21th Century. The event took place at the centre of MMA, the Vigadó on 20 and 21 February.