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.
Musicologist László Eősze passed away
László Eősze, a Ferenc Erkel as well as Széchenyi Award winning music historian, art writer and regular member of HAA passed away in the 97th year of his life. László Eősze was a musicologist, a pianist, a music writer, one of the defining figures Hungarian music publishing in the 20th century. In addition to his outstanding work on Zoltán Kodály, his international musicological rank have been based on his books and studies on Wagner and Verdi. HAA regards the passing of László Eősze as losing one of its own.
Documentary about Kodály at cinemas
Eszter Petrovics's musical documentary entitled Our Kodály can be seen at Hungarian cinemas from 9 July. The production of the film have been supported by HAA. It is about Zoltán Kodály's childhood and early years and has the composer night of 1910 in its focus.
Sándor Sára's film classic at Cannes
This year for the fifth time the official programme of Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Classics includes a Hungarian film classic of Sándor Sára (1933–2019) – who was an Artist of the Nation and a member of HAA – entitled Feldobott kő (The Upthrown Stone). The film is one of those classics that have been restored by the National Film Institute and several such restorations have been supported by HAA.
Moholy-Nagy 125 - Light of future
László Moholy-Nagy, the outstanding intellectual and technical innovator and world-famous Hungarian artist was born 125 years ago, on 20 July 1895. His life-work is internationally known, his works are auctioned at record prices and have been exhibited recently in the biggest museums in London, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. But few are aware of the fact that this decisive, experimental, innovative creator of the 20th century was Hungarian.
On the occasion of the anniversary, the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME) made an unusual audiovisual campaign, which was presented on 20 July, on László Moholy-Nagy's birthday by Hungarian media service providers, online platforms and foreign Hungarian institutes.