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Blessed Virgin Mary - Exhibition

2019-10-20 17:00       -       2019-11-21 18:00

„Queen of Heaven, great reinventor of this world, in my final supplication, I entrust your protection to the Church along with the bishops, the priests; to the country and its people and its lords; bidding them last farewell, I offer my soul into your hands.”

                                   (The legend of Saint Stephen)

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Since a thousand hundred years ago when King Saint Stephen put the country under the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary by the Holy Crown, the Hungarian people have lived under the cloak of the Patrona Hungariae in the Pannonian Basin, the land of their ancestors. Christian Hungarians identify the figure of the Blessed Lady with the Virgin Mary. The Hungarian nation has been praying for the intervention of its protector, the Blessed Lady, for over a thousand years.

The jubilee year of the Virgin Mary (14 September 2014 - 15 September 2015) was announced by Right Reverend György Jakubinyi, archbishop of Transylvania, and the Franciscan Monastery of Şumuleu Ciuc on the occasion of the 500-year anniversary of the Statue of the Virgin Mary.

The present series of travelling exhibitions, launched by the Research Institute for National Strategy in Budapest, aims to present contemporary artistic interpretations of the complex and multifaceted figure of the Blessed Lady. Fifty-five outstanding Hungarian artists from the Pannonian Basin and its diasporas try to shed light on the distinguished relationship between the Blessed Lady (Virgin Mary) and the Hungarians.

By organising an exhibition for the scattered Hungarian communities of the world, the Research Institute for National Strategy aims to introduce Christianity and the national values that serve as a guarantee for the nation's survival; redefining, canonizing and embedding the figure of the Blessed Lady into the everyday life of communities. Our objective is to facilitate the cross-border reunification of the nation by raising awareness to the cult of the Virgin Mary as a symbol of Hungarian unity; be it in the mother country, abroad, in enclaves or in diasporas around the world.
 

 Jenő Szász,

President of the Research Institute for National Strategy

Curator of the exhibition is Norbert Tóth, director of the Forrás Art Institute 

Exhibiting artists:

János Aknay, painter, recipient of the Kossuth Award, the Munkácsy Mihály Award and the Knight's Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

Maria B. Raunio, painter, recipient of the Barcsay Award of the Hungarian University of Applied Arts

József Balázs, painter, graphical artist, honoured with the Ex-Libris Award for Hungarian Art


Edit Balogh, tapestry artist, honoured with the Ferenczy Noémi Award

Boldi, sculptor, recipient of the Corvin scholarship of the Office of the Prime Minister, the Golden Medal of the Salon Violet in Paris, and the Sandoz Grand Award of the Taylor Foundation (Paris, Salon d'Automne)

 

Tamás Cseh, composer and performer, recipient of the Kossuth Award and the Liszt Ferenc Award

Máté Dobesch, graphical artist

Ferenc Erfánpainter, recipient of the Boksay József - Erdélyi Béla Applied- and Fine Arts County Award, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

Sándor Filep, painter, graphical artist, recipient of the Herman Lipót Award, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

 

Líviusz Gyulai, graphical artist, recipient of the Kossuth Award, the Munkácsy Mihály Award, and the Officer’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit. Named Artist of the Nation and Meritable Artist of Hungary. Regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

 

Ritta Hager, textile artist, recipient of the Kossuth Award, the Munkácsy Mihály Awardand the Medal of Honour of the President of the Republic of Hungary; regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, member of the Széchenyi Academy of Literature and Art

László Haris, photographer, recipient of the Balogh Rudolf Award, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts


Mózes Incze, painter, recipient of the Koller Award


Róbert Jajesnica, metalsmith, recipient of the Munkácsy Mihály Award


Miklós Jakobovitspainter, recipient of the Munkácsy Mihály Award, the Arshile Gorky Award, honoured with the Commander’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, former member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

Marcell Jankovicsgraphical artist and director, recipient of the Kossuth Award and the Leonardo da Vinci Award, honoured with the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Hungarian Order of Merit, named Artist of Merit and Artist of the Nation; vice president of the Hungarian Academy of Arts


Zoltán Jánváry, graphical artist, honoured with the Sierra Art Foundation Award and the Barcsay Award

István Jelenczki, painter, director, recipient of the Hungarian Heritage Award, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts


Judit Józsa, ceramic sculptor, recipient of the Artistic Award for Hungarians Living Abroad, named Knight of the Hungarian Culture

 

Csilla Kákonyi, painter, recipient of the Szervátiusz Jenő Award, honoured with the Officer's Cross of Cultural Merit (Bucharest)


Tamás Kárpáti, painter, recipient of the Munkácsy Mihály Award, named Artist of Merit and Excellent Artist of Hungary. Regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

 

Erzsébet Katona Szabó, textile artist, awarded with the Ferenczy Noémi Award, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

 

Dóra Keresztes, graphical artist, awarded with the Ferenczy Noémi Award and the Balázs Béla Award

Attila Koczor, painter


Attila Koprivapainter, external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences


Pál , sculptor, recipient of the Kossuth Award and the Munkácsy Mihály Award, named Artist of Merit and Artist of the Nation, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts.

 

Anna Kubinyi, textile artist, recipient of the Kossuth Award, honoured with the Grand Award of the Hungarian Ministry of Culture and the Award for Hungarian Arts.


László Kunkovácsphotographer and ethnographer, recipient of the Kossuth Award and the Balogh Rudolf Award, honoured with the Officer’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

 

Endre Kusztos, graphical artist and painter, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit and of the Pro Cultura Hungarica Award, former member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

 

Dénes Kuti painter, honoured with the Grand Award of the Barabás Miklós Guild in painting, member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

 

László Magyar, painter, recipient of the Golden Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

 

Imre Makovecz, architect, recipient of the Kossuth Award, the Corvin Chain and the Saint Stephen Award; honoured with the Commander’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, founder perpetual president of Hungarian Academy of Arts

 

Miklós Meloccosculptor, recipient of the Kossuth Award and the Munkácsy Mihály Award, named Artist of Merit and Artist of the Nation, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

 

Gábor Méry, photographer, honoured with the Pro Cultura Hungarica Award

 

Erzsébet Mezei, graphical artist, recipient of the Forum Applied Arts Award

 

János Molnár, painter and graphical artist, honoured with the Grand Award of the Hungarian Culture Foundation and the Association of Jászok.

 

Zoltán Móser, photographer, recipient of the Balogh Rudolf Award, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

 

János Nagy, sculptor, honoured with the Knight's Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit and the Golden Medal of the President of the Republic of Hungary, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts.

 

István Nemes, painter

 

Ferenc Olaszdirector and photographer, recipient of the Balázs Béla Award, honoured with the Officer’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

 

István Orosz, graphical artist, recipient of the Kossuth Award, the Munkácsy Mihály Award and the Balázs Béla Award, named Excellent Artist of Hungary, regular member of the Széchenyi Academy of Literature and Arts

 

Lajos Páll, painter, Artist of Merit, Excellent Artist of Hungaryformer member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

 

Péter Raab Párkányi, sculptor, recipient of the Golden Certificate of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, the Grand Award of Le Monde de la Culture des Arts - M.C.A. Exposition Internationale (France) and the First Prize of the Stone Sculpture Symposium in Qartu S. Elena (Italy)

 

Zsuzsa Péreli, graphical artist, awarded with the Munkácsy Mihály Award, named Artist of Merit and Excellent Artist of Hungarymember of the Széchenyi Academy of Literature and Arts.

 

Mária Petrás, ceramic artist, honoured with the Hungarian Heritage Award and the Prima Primissima Award; regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

 

Gábor Rádóczy Gyarmathy, painter, recipient of the First Prize of the International Biennale of Applied Arts (Seoul, Korea), honoured with the Cultural Legion of Honour ‘Honoris Causa’ of Calabria province (Italy); member of the Academy of Arts of Parma


Dávid Raffay, sculptor

 

László Sipos, painter, honoured with the Golden Cross of The Hungarian Order of Merit; regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts


Győző Somogyi, painter, graphical artist, recipient of the Kossuth Award and the Munkácsy Mihály Award, named Excellent Artist of Hungary and Artist of the Nationregular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts.

 

Péter Stefanovits, graphical artist, recipient of the Munkácsy Mihály Award, named Artist of Merit; director of the Department of Applied Arts of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

 

Ákos Szabó, painter

 

György Szemadám, painter, recipient of the Munkácsy Mihály Award, honoured with the Knight’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, named Meritable Artist of Hungary, board member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts.

 

József Tóth-Kovács, painter

 

Mihály Varghasculptor honoured with the Officer’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts  

 

László Vinczeffy, painter, recipient of the Munkácsy Mihály Award, the Pro Cultura Hungarica Award, and the Award for Hungarian Culture; regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

 

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Location : St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral
Exhibition of the Blessdd Virgin Mary in the Saint Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, organised by the Balassi Institute Brussels and the Research Institute for National Strategy.

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