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Blessed Virgin Mary - Exhibition in the Cathedral

Date: 20 October 2019; 8AM - 21 November 2019; 6PM

Location: St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral; Place Sainte-Gudule, 1000 Brussels

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„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)

 

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 Erfán, painter, 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 Award, and 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 Arts.

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 Jakobovits, painter, 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 Jankovics, graphical 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 Kopriva, painter, external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Pál Kő, 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 Kunkovács, photographer 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 Melocco, 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

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 Olasz, director 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 Hungary, former 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 Hungary, member 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 Nation, regular 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 Vargha, sculptor 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

 

The exhibition of the Blessdd Virgin Mary is organised by the Balassi Institute Brussels and the Research Institute for National Strategy.

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