The annual national salon, devoted to a different branch of art each year, is the celebration of an entire profession at the Műcsarnok. When organising the 2nd National Salon of Photography, it was our express aim, in the spirit of solidarity, to reach out to and call upon every artist who made significant works in any area of photographic art in the last five years to participate in the exhibition.
Special fence-exhibition of HAA
Formerly, in May HAA arranged an exhibition of almost forty artists at the Hungarian Academy in Rome on the occasion of the forthcoming 52nd International Eucharistic Congress on 10 September. The title of the exhibition, Don't Be Afraid was borrowed from Pope John Paul II, who in turn made use of the words of Jesus. On 2 September a parallel Eucharistic exhibition of fine and applied art was opened at Vigadó, the centre of HAA and can be seen until 10 October.
Holy Crown Lookout Tower and the György Fekete Memorial Column
On 28 August 2021 a Holy Crown Lookout Tower and the memorial column of late professor emeritus György Fekete, former and honorary President of HAA were inaugurated in Kisgyőr in a ceremonial setting. Greeting speeches were made by mayor László Kékedi and Boglárka Gál, president of the Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Assembly. The lookout tower and the related investments were handed over by András Tállai, Deputy Minister of Finance, Member of Parliament, and the memorial column dedicated to György Fekete was handed over by György Vashegyi, current president HAA.
Machaerus published in Hungarian
Győző Vörös's Hungarian language book entitled Machaerus has been published by the Publishing House of HAA. The book is about the Hungarian excavations in the Holy Land over the past decade, presenting the excavations of Machaerus Castle in Jordan. At the centre of HAA arheologist researcher Győző Vörös presented his book on 23 August 2021 in the company of theological professor Mihály Kránitz and Gergely Tamás Kucsera, Secretary General of HAA.
Serbian soprano won the 4th Éva Marton International Singing Competition
Sonja Šarić, 31, collected the 30,000 euros first prize and the audience award at the gala evening of the 4th Éva Marton International Singing competition taking place on 5 September. The 20,000 euros second prize was taken by Kazakh baritone Azat Malik, while South Korean tenor Jihoon Son received the third prize and the accompanying 10,000 euros award. Turkish-German mezzo-soprano / alto Deniz Uzun was awarded the 10,000 euros Éva Marton Special Prize, established with the support of HAA.