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.
„We are proud to have had such a president."
GYÖRGY VASHEGYI ABOUT GYÖRGY FEKETE
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.
National Salon of Fine Arts a second time
In the series of the National Salons in Kunsthalle, the institution of HAA the 2nd National Salon of Fine Arts can now be seen in virtual form. The exhibition comprises of the newest works of about 200 artists from paintings, sculptures and videos to installations.
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.