A vice-president and a member of the board were elected at the reconvened general assembly of HAA on 7 October in Vigadó, the centre of HAA. Ballet artist János Kiss was elected as vice-president, poet and historian István Kovács was elected as a new member of the board. Gábor Lajta, a painter, graphic artist and art writer, became a member of the Supervisory Board.
Presentation of the section awards of HAA
The awards of the nine sections of HAA are given to two people each year by each section, which means that one award at least is given to an artist or art historian living beyond the border. For the winners the section award provides an opportunity for a public body membership of the Academy.
Hungarian illustrators from the 27th Bratislava Biennal
A unique exhibition opened at Vigadó, the centre of HAA, which is presenting the works of thirteen Hungarian illustrators who participated in the 27th Bratislava Biennal of Illustrators (BIB) in 2019. The thirteen illustrators from Hungary are exhibiting together twenty books with their illustrations. The artists were requested for the special display by the Institute of Hungarian Children's Literature, which is an organization committed to spread and care about the classical and contemporary, national and international treasures of children's literature.
Musicologist László Eősze passed away
László Eősze, a Ferenc Erkel as well as Széchenyi Award winning music historian, art writer and regular member of HAA passed away in the 97th year of his life. László Eősze was a musicologist, a pianist, a music writer, one of the defining figures Hungarian music publishing in the 20th century. In addition to his outstanding work on Zoltán Kodály, his international musicological rank have been based on his books and studies on Wagner and Verdi. HAA regards the passing of László Eősze as losing one of its own.
Documentary about Kodály at cinemas
Eszter Petrovics's musical documentary entitled Our Kodály can be seen at Hungarian cinemas from 9 July. The production of the film have been supported by HAA. It is about Zoltán Kodály's childhood and early years and has the composer night of 1910 in its focus.