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.
Respect for loyalty
In 2020 on the 100th anniversary of Trianon the Institute for National Strategy in Budapest has planned a representative series of exhibitions on the topic of belonging together with Forrás Gallery. Hundreds of well-known contemporary Hungarian artists have been asked to maked their works and send their artistic message proclaiming the memory, togetherness and the common future of the Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin and the world. Zoltán Bicskei (Magyarkanizsa), a regular member of HAA is going to take part with a short film of his in the exhibition series.
America's British Culture in Hungarian
The book of Russel Kirk, the famous American political theorist, moralist, historian, social and literary critic, known for his influence on 20th-century American conservatism has been published for the first time in Hungarian by the Publishing House of HAA.
Bartók in Anatolia
In 2019 Béla Bartók's book entitled Turkish Folk Music in Asia Minor was published, the work now published with the above title is a continuation of this work. The author, János Sipos is a Bence Szabolcsi Award winning music researcher a corresponding member of HAA – in the department of art theory – as well as a senior research fellow at the Institute of Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and an honorary doctor of the University of Ankara.
Bertalan Andrásfalvy and peasant culture
Regular member of HAA, Bertalan Andrásfalvy (b. 1931) is a Hungarian ethnographer, politician and author of several outstanding books, whose field of interest has been mainly the peasant culture.