Friday, 23 December 2016

Season's Greetings

Dear Readers we wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Statue Mother Earth in Sapporo

Photo: Koji Akiyama 2016

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Supka Magdolna Prize 2016

The Day of Hungarian Paintings' prize giving ceremony's accompanying exhibition is
The Drawer
a collection of selected copper engravings of Csaba Rékassy (1937-1989). See more 

The 2016 Supka Magdolna Prize has been granted to Gábor Atlasz painter

Day of Hungarian Paintings autumn festival has been celebrated in every October since 2002 (October 18th is the day for Saint Luke the patron of artist). T-Art Foundation and Mr. József Csáki collector established the Supka Magdolna Prize in 2006 commemorating the famous Hungarian art critic and historian. Academia Humana Foundation joined as operator and supporter in 2015 after Mr. Csáki passed away. The prize medallion was designed by sculptor Márta Csikai. Prize giving ceremony has been held at Józsefvárosi Galéria since 2013.
The Supka Magdolna Prize

Magdolna Supka (1914-2005) has been one of the most recognized authority on contemporary graphics and paintings. Due to her books, lectures and writings unknown and underprivileged Hungarian painters were introduced to art life such as Vilmos Aba-Novák, Kálmán Csohány, Jenő Gadányi, György Kohán, Zoltán Perei, János Pirk, Csaba Rékassy, Vladimir Szabó, Lajos Szalay, László Tenk and Menyhért Tóth. Her book on Mihály Zichy is a classic.

List of Supka Magdolna Prize winners:
2016 Gábor Atlasz
2015 György Verebes
2014 Gabriella and Timor Shah
2013 Gabriella Sulyok
2012 István Márkus
2011 Flórián Kugler
2010 József Gaál
2009 János Gulyás
2008 Mihály Sípos
2007 Tibor Wehner
2006 Tibor Bráda

Supka Magdolna Prize operators: Eszter Bényi, Sándor Kiss, László Tenk, Erzsébet Szabó 

More (alas in Hungarian)

Friday, 7 October 2016

National Day of Mourning was remembered at Corpus Hungaricum

It was 167 years ago when 13 Hungarian generals were executed in Arad by the order of Austrian general Julius Jacob von Haynau. They are known as Martyrs of Arad.  Prime Minister Count Lajos Batthyány was executed the same day in Pest. 6th of October has been a national day of mourning since long in Hungary.

Due to rain yesterday a silent remembering ceremony took place at Nándor Wagner's Corpus Hungaricum in Székesfehérvár. After the national anthem had played wrenches of city Székesfehérvár, the local military regiment, civil organizations, Academia Humana Foundation, a Polish group and civilians were placed at live martial music.
 Silent ceremony without words in rain
 Placing the wrench of Academia Humana Foundation

The program remembering and recalling of the 1849 sorrowful events was performed by the theater company and choir of the II. Rákóczi Ferenc elementary school inside at their gymnasium.

Full attention of school children 
 School theater company performed the program
For sake of memory: Sándor Kiss, Sándor Kálmán, László Szundy

Friday, 19 August 2016

Atumn Exhibition In Mashiko

The autumn exhibition will focus on the statues of Wagner Nandor. The accompanying exhibition in the Pentagon Gallery will show the art pieces of Mr. Takehiko Kikuchi painter. He was born in Ashikaga, Tochigi-Prefecture and at present he is professor at Tama University of Arts. It will open on 15th of October and last day of the exhibition is 15th of November. On all Mondays are closed for visitors.
The poster of the exhibition

Location: Mashiko, Mashiko, Haga District, Tochigi Prefecture 321-4217, Japán

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Paul Nagy: Une francophonie millénaire

Paul Nagy has been living in Paris since 1956. He had been researching at French libraries for ten years in order to collect correspondences and texts of Hungarian royals and famous ones written in French to royals, politicians, high ranking military officers, artists, writers, institutions, friends and so on. That unique collection has been published in French titled "Une francophonie millénaire" by Honoré Champion publisher. The anthology covers the period from sixteenth century to early twentieth century. The book was published with the support of our foundation.

First volume

Paul Nagy writer, translator of literary and poetic works. He and Tibor Papp founded magazine Magyar Műhely in 1962 and sister magazine L'Atelier in 1972 respectively. His second anthology covering the texts of twentieth century writings and correspondences already has been in preparation.

Monday, 25 April 2016

11th Nándor Wagner Prize

Presentation of Nandor Wagner Prizes on 20th of April was one of the events of the University Days at Partium Christian University in Oradea (Nagyvarad), Romania.

The topic for the competition was to design a medal to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the foundation of Sulyok István high school and 15th anniversary of the foundation Partium Christian University. All competing pieces were exhibited at the newly opened Gallery of Art Department.

  1. Mr. Arnold Lungu 
  2. Ms. Kincső Kónya, Mr. Lehel Tóth and Mr. Attila Bende 
  • Ms. Dorottya Bodnár 
  • Mr. Botond Csiby-Gindele 
  • Ms. Ramóna Kovács 
1st prize Mr. Arnold Lungu 

2nd prizes 
Mr. Attila Bende 
Ms. Kincső Kónya 
Mr. Lehel Tóth 

More Recognized Works
Ms. Ildikó Balázs 
Ms. Dorottya Bodnár
Mr. Botond Csiby-Gindele
Ms. Ramóna Kovács

The winners, acknowledged ones and their teacher Mr. Előd Izsák

This event was crowned by Mr. Vilmos Meleg actor who recited poems of Csokonai Vitéz MihályHorváth Imre and Babits Mihály. He just celebrated his 60th birthday and was decorated by the Hungarian Knowledge - Hungarian Mastery award. The medal and certificate of merit was presented by Mr. István Pintér president of the Foundation of the Partium Christian University.

Mr. Pintér, the Meleg couple and the reporter of Bihari Napló daily newspaper.

The home page of the university.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Spring Exhibition in Mashiko with Lotus Lectures

2016 spring exhibition combines Wagner Nandor's art pieces showing dancers and lotus the praised plant of East. It is a new initiative that art and history, taking care of lotus will be combined. The lotus expert of Utsunomiya Mr. Yōzō Innami will give a series of lectures. The exhibition will open from 15th of April and visitors can enjoy it until 15th of May.

Poster of the Exhibition with terracotta figurine of famous dancer Han Takehara 

The lotus which woke up after 460 years later.
A group of enthusiastic lotus lovers headed by Mr. Innami unearthed 80 seeds by research excavation from the old Lotus pond (hasuike) of Utsunomiya castle which was filled in centuries ago. Utsunomiya Castle Old Hasuike Revival Exploratory Committee made a fruitful harvest by picking the seeds from the enormous volume of old clay. It was possible to make bloom first flower by Mr. Innami who is passionate collector of lotus. He succeeded to germinate some seeds and brought them up to flowering plant after 3 years. It's revealed that the lotus which bloomed is 1550-1850 time actually by dating by radiation. The lotus was named after him as Inami lotus.
Mr. Innami posing with flowering lotus named after him.

The flower
The front page of Newsletter of Utsunomiya Lotus Club showing the genetic heritage of Innami lotus and poster of Mashiko spring exhibition
Mr. Innami presented a white lotus to Mr. Nandor Wagner many years ago. 
It brings flowers since then.