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.
Gábor Turányi passed away
Shortly before his 72th birthday on 26 March 2020 Gábor Turányi, one of the greatest Hungarian architects of his generation, member of HAA and of Széchenyi Academy of Literature and Art (SZIMA) as well as professor of Moholy-Nagy University of Art (MOME) unexpectedly passed away. HAA regards his passing as losing one of its own.
György Fekete, honorary President of HAA passed away
Outstanding interior designer, applied artist and an Artist of the Nation as well as former and honorary President of HAA, György Fekete passed away on 15 April 2020, aged 87. HAA is mourning him with deep sorrows and regards his passing as losing one of its own.
Medium of Art II.
HAA's Research Institute of Art Theory and Methodology held a two-day conference with the title, The Medium of Art II. - Challenges at the beginning of the 21st century on 2-3 March 2020 in Vigadó, the centre of HAA. The continuation of last year's conference, which was met by great interest, focused primarily on the environment, atmosphere and society surrounding art, and examined what traces art leaves, its impact on the environment that surrounds it and how art shapes the medium of others arts.
György Harag Memorial Year
A Memorial Year of György Harag was announced and is organized by HAA. György Harag was an outstanding Hungarian director and actor from Transylvania, who died in 1985 aged 60 leaving a great legacy behind in theatrical art.