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.
The Core of Budakalász
An architectural exhibition entitled The Core of Budakalász opened at the Kós Károly Community Centre and Library in Budakalász on 21 January 2019. The displayed works are the best ones sent in for an architectural competition organized by HAA. As many as 27 works took part in the competition.
Imre Makovecz and the nomadic generation
A series of discussions conducted by "sound architect" Ferenc Kiss started in February is taking place five times every month and is ending in June at the Makovecz Centre and Archives (2 Városkúti Street, Budapest, 1125). The program has been organized by the Imre Makovecz Foundation.
Mark of excellence for Hungarian architects
The Museum of Ethnography in Városliget (City Park) of Budapest has been chosen to be „Best Public Service Architecture" in Europe by the judging panel of the International Property Awards. Architects Marcel Ferencz – a regular member of HAA - and György Détári take pride in the project's striking design, shaped like a skateboard ramp and intended to give visitors ample space both indoors and outdoors.
Passion of Csíksomlyó
The Publishing House of HAA launched its new book on the theatrical play entitled Passion of Csíksomlyó directed by Attila Vidnyánszky, the director of the National Theatre in Budapest. At the book launch Attila Vidnyánszky said that this performance at its summer premiere outdoors in Transylvania on 18 August 2018 was one of his most elevating experiences ever.