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.
Hungarian animation in Stuttgart
The exhibition entitled Hungarian Animation 100 can be seen in Stuttgart at the Hungarian Institute in connection with the 26th International Trickfilm Festival, one of the most outstanding events for animated film worldwide. The exhibition was opened by Secretary-General of HAA, Tamás Gergely Kucsera and a welcome speech was given by József Fülöp, the rector of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) on 2 May 2019. The special display can be visited until 20 May 2019.
Bauhaus 100 with documents and relics of HAA
A grand-scale exhibition opened at Ludwig Museum on the 100-year-old Bauhaus with special documents (letters, books, photos) and relics preserved and retained by the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Documentation Centre of Monument Protection belonging to HAA and can be seen from 10 April until 25 August 2019.
COVER /// AGE | 2nd National Salon of Architecture
From 26 April to 25 August, the annual National Salon is being held at the Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle)
For 2019, architecture is the focus, with special emphasis on communal force and collective activity, both of which play an increasing role in the creation of architectural space. A whole section will be devoted to the activity of the designers involved in the renowned Miskolc Architectural Workshop (1977-1990).
The exhibition in the apse of the Műcsarnok pays tribute to István Medgyaszay (1877-1959), one of the most important and innovative figures of 20th-century Hungarian architecture.
Hungarian animation films renewed and screened worldwide
The very first international presentation of one of the animation masterpieces of Marcell Jankovics, the Vice-President of HAA, entitled Johnny Corncob - originally made at the beginning of the 1970s in Hungary and recently digitally having renewed by the Film Archive of the Hungarian National Film Fund - was on 16 March at the Toute la Mémoire du Monde festival (the International Festival of Restored Films) organised by La Cinémathèque française.