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.
Zoltán Kodály's musical writings in English
The new book of Zoltán Kodály's writings on musical education contains articles, speeches and interviews by the world-famous composer, ethnomusicologist and pedagogue. The volume has been edited by the great Kodály scholar, Mihály Ittzés, a late member of HAA (who died last year) and has been published by the Liszt Academy of Music under the auspice of Mrs. Kodály.
"Knowledge infused with a decorative sensibility"
The architecture of Albert Kálmán Kőrössy
2019. June 15 - September 15.
The Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Monument Protection Documentation Centre has arranged an exhibition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the architect's birth.
International felt art exhibition at Vigadó
Between 6 June and 21 July 2019 an international felt art exhibition can be seen at Vigadó, the centre of HAA with the works of fifty artists from ten countries. Seventeen exhibitors are from the following countries: Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, USA and Japan. And thirty-three artists are from Hungary, Transylvania and Vojvodina.
Kecskemét Animation Film Festival again
The largest and oldest animation festival of Hungary, the Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (KAFF) has been organized for the 14th time. Screening more than 300 films at seven venues the festival, which is between 19 and 23 June 2019, is offering several exhibitions, masterclasses, book launches and related professional events. The one of the main sponsors of KAFF is HAA. One of the unique works premiered for the first time at the festival is going to be Ferenc Rófusz's new film, The Last Supper, in which the iconic mural of Leonardo da Vinci is animated in a symbolic way.