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.
MMA conference on Amrita Sher-Gil
Hungarian Academy of Arts (MMA) held an international conference on Amrita Sher-Gil, the Hungarian born Indian painter and on the Indian-Hungarian artistic connections at the Károlyi–Csekonics Residence in Budapest on 4-5 November. The main patron of the event was Zoltán Balog, the minister for human resources.
Here you can find our report on the conference.
Hungarian exhibition series in India
In the course of the UNESCO declared international year of the Hungarian-born Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil, an artist who created a link between European and Asian culture a three part exhibition series has been launched with the aim of presenting the works of contemporary Hungarian fine artists.
Aknay and the Icon
In every September there is a programme of the fine arts called Ars Sacra Festival, and 18 October is the Day of Hungarian Painting. On the occasion of these a lovely, bilingual (Hungarian/English) book has been come out about the paintings of MMA member János Aknay.
House of the Year Award 2013
This year the prestigious award, the House of the Year for the best house among family houses and smaller buildings went to the work of Tamás Dévényi, a house located in Sóskút near Budapest.