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.
Exhibition of HAA in Stuttgart
The unique and large-scale fine art exhibition of HAA, which was opened on 5 July with the title Verstrichene Zeit – Elapsing Time at the Museum of Modern Arts in Passau (Museum Moderner Kunst) travelled to Stuttgart and can be seen at the Hungarian Cultural Institute from 2 October.
Exhibition of András M. Novák
With the title, A Catch in Autumn a life-work exhibition of András M. Novák fine artist and regular member of HAA can be seen from 2 October until 10 November at Vigadó, the centre of HAA.
Hungarian art at the Gwangju Biennale
At the Gwangju Biennale starting from 8 October and lasting until 17 November Hungary is a special quest besides Denmark. The Gwangju Biennale is a contemporary art biennale founded in September 1995 in the city of Gwangju in South Korea. The almost 70 pieces of Hungarian artisans and applied artist are presented according to the concept of curator Ernő Szarka. At the opening ceremony Secretary-General of HAA, Tamás Gergely Kucsera and Head of Department, Ágnes Komlóssy were present. The Hungarian Day is to be on 26 October and on this event HAA is to be represented by Ernő Szarka and chair of section of applied arts and design, István Szenes.
Composer Miklós Kocsár passed away
Artist of the Nation and member of HAA, Miklós Kocsár passed away on 29 August aged 86. HAA and the Ministry of Human Capacities highly appreciate his lifework and safeguard his heritage. Miklós Kocsár was one of the best-known, most productive and popular figures of Hungarian contemporary composers. Most of his works are choral pieces, but he also wrote concertos and instrumental solo pieces.