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Judit Polgar’s Global Chess Festival Hungary – 2021.

Invitation celebrating the power and inspiration of chess … chess connects us!

At Saturday, October, 9. 2021 as a hybrid event the Hungarian National Gallery gives home to the local events, those interested can take part in the festival from the comfort of their homes, through Youtube Live. Furthermore, online chess enthusiasts can login to a plethora of interactive digital activities.

This year’s focus is on Education and Innovation

Major Programs: Education Chess Summit (Live and streamed from the Hungarian National Gallery).

The speakers include experts from Hungary, Sweden, USA, Spain and France.

During the Educational Chess Summit demo classes will be given based on the Judit Polgar Method.

Special guest: Ernö Rubik, the inventor of the world-famous Rubik’s Cube, will share his thoughts on modern education.

Creativity and Innovation
… Talks (Live and streamed from the Hungarian National Gallery).

Noam Manella from Israel: the author of the highly successful book “Think Like a Machine”, on how to awaken the dormant creativity inside ourselves.

Indian engineer Ashwin Subramanian on using biofeedback tools to explore what signals chess players’ bodies are sending while playing and how they can utilize these little cues in preparation.

Judit Polgar talks with the legendary Ernö Rubik, about his views and thoughts on creativity and innovation.
Judit Polgar will also share her thoughts on the role creativity played in her childhood and career. And how she implements creativity in her daily life and her various projects.

Norbert Fogarasi – Head of Morgan Stanley’s Budapest Office, speaks about the connection between chess, innovation and business.

Furthermore, there will be an unforgettable musical experience provided by Juga Di Prima – Chilean singer-songwriter performs five new “Chess Divas” songs that were composed in the spirit of gender equality and pay tribute to the best women chess players of history.

Other Programs: Interactive Chess Channel

Games, quizzes, masterclass, tournaments (Online Presentation of the Judit Polgar Method (at the National Gallery in Hungarian language).

Arts & Crafts for Children (at the National Gallery)

Winners of the Goodwill Ambassadors of Chess Awards announced (at the National Gallery) Simultaneous exhibitions with Judit Polgar and GM Zoltán Almási (Hungarian National Gallery)

For furthermore information visit the website. All programs are free!

Update Aggie Reiter

Britain’s most famous spy – No Time To Die – James Bond: Daniel Craig

 

MOM Park Cinema on Wednesday, September, 29., at midnight as part of the Grand Opening screening series, the long-awaited latest new Bond movie – NO TIME TO DIE – and Daniel Craig bids goodbye of 15 years as 007 in the Being James Bond.

Starring Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Ralph Fiennes. Director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Age limit Not recommended for people under the age of sixteen. Duration 2 hours 43 minutes. The premier screenings of the Bond film can be attended with a standard cinema ticket, the armband is not valid.

Synopsis: James Bond enjoys life in Jamaica. His peaceful days ends when his old friend, CIA Felix Leiter, shows up and asks for his help. The goal is to rescue a kidnapped scientist, but the mission turns out to be much riskier than expected. The 007 follows in the footsteps hot on trail of a mysterious villain in possession of a new, dangerous technology. (NO TIME TO DIE has been the most anticipated movie of 2020 and was originally going to release at around April 2020, then COVID ‑ 19 hit and the movie was postponed to November 2020 then it was postponed again to April 2021.)

Viewers of the midnight screening will be among the first to see it in Hungary. The national cinema premier will only begin on Thursday, September, 30. 2021.

The Grand Opening starts from 6 p.m. awaiting the audience with Hollywood cult films and iconic concert films, such as: Jurassic Park (1993), Godfather (1972), Back to the Future (1985), Apocalypse Now (1979), Indiana Jones and the Marauders of the Lost Ark (1981), Total Recall (1990), Forrest Gump (1994) and Actually Love (2003). The opening day program also includes three concert films: Depeche Mode’s highly successful musical documentary Spirits in the Forest (2019), a film about the Queen’s legendary 1986 concert in Budapest, and a real rarity, Pink Floyd’s early 1972- His live film Live at Pompeii.

On Thursday, September 30, CinemaMOM is open to cinema fans every day of the week. The premium cinema experience is provided by state-of-the-art digital projection, restored image and sound technology. With the renewed MOM Cinema the audience may enjoy their seat in comfortable armchairs. The cinema’s ground-floor buffet, offers and serves as a bar and café and also an expanded menu.
The films are projected with digitally restored image and sound. The selection program can be visited with an armband, which is valid for the screening of all cult and concert films.  The tickets can be purchased on site from 4 p.m. on the opening day – discounted price 3000HUF. The tickets for the entire premier week are already available in advance on the cinema website (only in Hungarian language) or at the ticket machines placed on the spot at the entrance.

In addition to the premiere films, the CinemaMOM program, which is organized by Pannonia Movie Kft. may  see a selection of performances from the Zurich Opera House, starring today’s number one tenor star, Jonas Kaufmann, as well as the 2021-22 season of the Royal Opera House in London, with world-class opera and ballet performances. Fans of classic films will be greeted with the most memorable works of the last 50 years of cinema history in the screenings of the “Hollywood Classics” screening series. To complement the cinematic experience, the Bowling Club will continue to be available and will be back soon after a short period of technical maintenance.

In addition to the screened content, live puppet theater programs await the youngest from the end of October, with such popular fairy-tale heroes as Kipp-Kopp, Boribon, Marzipan kitten and László Vitéz.

Update: Aggie Reiter

The Best Light Painters Are Coming To Pécs – Hungary

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Pécs brings the highlight of autumn!

Attended at the press conference organized at the Cella Septichora Visitor Center @ the City of Pécs where a full overview  was given to the upcoming Festival of Light presented by Csaba Ruzsa, Deputy Mayor of Pécs. Péter Bleszity – festival organizer Zsolnay Heritage Management NKft. managing director. Tapodi Gabriella – Festival Director of Zsolnay Light Festival. Tamás Zádor – Zsolnay Light Art Light Painting Competition professional partner – Burning Bulbs
Serbian Light Beings – Mirror Crew

Was told … The Zsolnay Light Festival @ Pécs arrives between September, 30.  to October, 3.  with nearly 150 programs, including breathtaking attractions not found anywhere else in the country. The best light painters in the world compete with each other, and their international competition reveals who can best enchant the Cathedral of Pécs.

 Was told that the Zsolnay Light Art International Light Painting Competition attracts tens of thousands of audiences every year, three-dimensional light creations come to life on the façade of the Cathedral. The festival will feature the top 10 light artists, including Japanese, Italian, Ecuadorian, Spanish, French, Romanian, German and Hungarian artists. They receive a prize of € 1,000 to reach the finals, and the € 5,000 grand prize and the audience prize will also host the competition.

The country’s first and only light festival will be shown upon 23 venues @ Pécs, features dazzling light paintings and light installations, which form the Way of Light, which takes visitors into a dazzling fairy tale world during the festival … Day &  Night. 

After New York, Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Toronto, the grandiose work of light entitled Talking Heads will make its debut at the Zsolnay Light Festival in Hungary, in the fountain in front of the Theater Square! The two human heads of 4,000 LEDs communicate with each other with light – providing an astonishing experience.

For the first time, there will be a Path of Light station outside the city center: in cooperation with the University of Pécs, a 6-meter-high light installation will be seen on the new campus of the Faculty of Medicine (12 Szigeti Rd.), forming a detail of a neural network symbolize the flow of information between.

The works come to life at the Csontváry Museum …The spectators can can see of leaves on the branches moving of the lonely cedar … a breathtaking vision bringing it to life.

The lightwork of the award-winning Italian fuse * art studio depicts the eternal birth and death of parallel universes through its spectacular light installation. The installation of László Zsolt Bordos invites the visitor to a meditative experience of three-dimensional Space and Time. In addition, the visitors can admire the magical garden of light, walk on the carpet of light, control illuminated mandalas with a touch, see a rainbow slide and there will be a “foliage coronation” that shows how to organically interweave forms of nature with light.

Exciting programs await visitors not only in the evening, but also during the day: concerts, street art productions, acrobatic circus performances, as well as breathtaking performances by international street theater, dance circus and fire juggler companies.
Peruvian-Brazilian Equilibra has already performed in more than 20 countries, a fire show reminiscent of a love story, spiced with a rope dance.
We have already met Papito, the diaphragm-moving clown, at previous light festivals, this time he sees his previous success as coming with his partner, Pepe.
Arriving Joli Vyann Company  – UK, creates an innovative fusion of circus, dance and theater performances; and the first variety company of Pécs, Savage Works, is also introduced; their latest performance, MAZE, leads you into a maze.

Thoughout  the Light Road – (Fény út) free to visit according to the current  health regulations, the Zsolnay Light Art Light Painting Competition, street art programs and concerts  will require a certificate of protection.

Most of the programs are free of charge, but the Light Path Extra locations can be only visited by redeeming an armband.

Riport & snaps: Aggie Reiter

 

 

Un mundo normal … The Sea Beyond- Spanish Black Humor Movie

Date of presentation nationalwide @ Hungary

Thursday, September, 16. 2021.

Running time: 103 mins

A near-human drama imbued with distinctive Spanish black humor, road movie and having adventure film elements.
Synopsis
Ernesto (Ernesto Alterio) is an eccentric and nonconformist theater director who receives the news of the death of her mother and, what is worse, finds out that she is going to be buried in a cemetery. Determined to fulfill the last will of the deceased, Ernesto sets out to steal her coffin to throw her corpse into the ocean, just as her last wish was. Ernesto’s daughter (Gala Aymach), tired of her madness, accompanies him to try to make him change his mind. However, during the journey, he will discover that his father is saner than he suspected and also that there is nothing more important than being true to oneself, although this sometimes leads to going against the opinion of the most.
Achero Mañas (Whatever You Want, November), who signed the film as director and screenwriter, won the European Film Award in the Discoverer of the Year category for his first film (Ball / El Bolo). Its main characters are Ernesto Alteiro, who is known to the Hungarian public mainly for his festival-winning works at the Spanish Film Weeks, and Ruth Diaz, who won an award for her earlier film as an actress at the Venice Film Festival. The film got 1 nomination to Goya.

Casting. Ernesto Alterio, Ruth Diaz, Gala Amyach
The movie is screened with Hungarian subtitles
Distributor: Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

Update Aggie Reiter

Wind Gate Park @ the Millenary – “Musical Budapest” Closing Chord – 2021

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Sunday, August 29 – Millenáris, Wind Gate Park
District, II.16-20 Kis Rókus Str. Budapest

Herald News: … 7 years, 12 venues, 2 months, 350 concerts were performed this year – the end of the seventh season of the “Zenélő Budapest” – “Musical Budapest” free program series brings the historical and cultural past and present of the capital to life in a unique way in the world; concert series. This year, the musicians of Zenélő Budapest gave 350 concerts in the cult venues of the capital, crowning the rich program with an unforgettable closing chord. Children are also welcome with colorful programs

On August 29, they will say goodbye to the 2021 season as part of a full-day closing event hosted by Millenáris, Wind Gate Park.

During the all-day free program, brass players in hussar costumes, popular classics will be sung by the string quartet, as well as the greats of Hungarian romance and the evergreens of the swing era. The closing concert of the evening will be performed by Micheller Myrtill – Tibor Pintér “Voice and Guitar” duo formation and Götz Saxophone Quartet gives.
Artistic director: Nándor Götz
Brainstormer: Béla Götz
The concert series is supported by the Ministry of Human Resources.

Update: Aggie Reiter

André Kertész and György Lőrinczy “Outstanding Emigrants” – Mai Mano Gallery – Budapest

ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ / GYÖRGY LŐRINCZY: NEW YORK

AUGUST, 4. – SEPTEMBER, 12 2021.
OPENING HOURS: TUESDAY – SUNDAY NOON – 7 P.M.
CLOSED ON MONDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

“André Kertész and György Lőrinczy both worked in New York in the 1970s, their albums were published in the same year in Hungary, but these were not the only occasions when their work was presented at almost the same time and place. In the spring of 1984, “outstanding emigrants” were invited to the fourth Budapest Spring Festival. On that instance, Kertész travelled to Hungary as a guest of honour, and his solo exhibition was also organized at the Vigadó Gallery. Almost at the same time, György Lőrinczy’s exhibition titled New York, New York, featuring the photographs of his album published in 1972, was opened at the Fotóművészeti Galéria [Gallery of Photography] – but unfortunately without the artist’s direct involvement due to his early death. The oeuvres of the two artists came to a close at nearly the same time: Kertész died at the age of 92 in 1985, while Lőrinczy died at the age of 46 in 1981. They belonged to different generations and went different ways, creating works of distinct characters with contrasting approaches, that’s why the meeting points of their oeuvres may seem surprising at first …

They became acquainted in New York a few years earlier, when György Lőrinczy travelled to America in 1968 following the invitation of his friends, Edit de Ak and Peter Grass. To get a passport and some foreign currency, Lőrinczy was planning to make a photo album about New York. As her wife, Kati Lőrinczy recalled, he even received a down payment of two hundred dollars from the Corvina Arts and Foreign Language Publishing Company. His album featuring the photographs taken in 1968, titled New York, New York got finally published by Magyar Helikon [Hungarian Helikon Publishing] in 1972. At that time, the atmosphere in New York was defined by the hippies, the Civil Rights struggles of African Americans, drugs and student movements, among others. This environment completely enraptured the Lőrinczys as they roamed the city day and night, attending parties and concerts, and getting to know other artists. At that point, André Kertész had been living in New York for more than thirty years. From the early 1950s he began to photograph with renewed vigour, thereupon his work received international attention, including a large-scale retrospective exhibition at the Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris) in 1963, and a solo show in 1964 at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), curated by John Szarkowski …

Meanwhile in Hungary, the official cultural policy of the Kádár Era showed increased interest in Hungarian artists living abroad in the 1960s. Indicating this tendency, the works of Amerigo Tot and Victor Vasarely were presented at solo exhibitions held at the Műcsarnok [Kunsthalle Budapest] in 1969, and a group show curated by Krisztina Passuth titled XX. századi magyar származású művészek külföldön [XX. century Hungarian artists abroad] also took place in 1970. An exhibition titled A magyar fotóművészet 125 éve [125 Years of Hungarian Photography] was held at the Hungarian National Gallery in 1966, featuring a section dedicated to the works of Hungarian photographers living abroad, including several photographs by André Kertész. The Hungarian National Gallery then also organised a solo show for Kertész in 1971, and Corvina published his first Hungarian album in 1972 as part of the Fotóművészeti Kiskönyvtár [Small Library of Photography] series. Kertész referred to these events on the greeting card addressed to György Lőrinczy, quoted previously: “My exhibition will be held next May, but at the same time I would like to publish a little book, as you know …

To get the full picture of their relationship visit the  exhibition at the MaiManoHouse – Budapest.

CURATORS: IMRE KISS AND FLÓRA JUDIT SCHULLER

THE EXHIBITION IS REALIZED IN COLLABORATION WITH VINTAGE GALLERY. MAI MANÓ HÁZ – BUDAPEST

Source Mai Mano Ház

Overview by Aggie Reiter

A Little Summer … A Little Moonlight @ Foundry Yard – Castle Garden Bazaar – Budapest

August, 13. – 8 p.m. 

Jazz concert of the Barber Workshop

Kátya Tompos

Artisjus, eMeRTON, Lovagkereszt, Gábor Szabó and Liszt Prize winner, Mihály Borbély, one of the most versatile multi-instrumentalists in Hungary, has also won the Kossuth Prize as a member of the Vujicsics ensemble. His compositions are performed by renowned chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras. He has participated in the recording of numerous records, given concerts in Hungary, all over Europe, the USA, Mexico and Australia, as well as performed at major festivals with prominent domestic and foreign representatives of various genres. Balázs Horváth and the Junior Prima Prize winner Áron Táll the commissioned members of the rhythm section of the Barber Workshop, both outstanding musicians of Hungarian jazz life, and Hunor G. Szabó, also known as the frontman of The Qualitons , joined the band in January 2018. The eMeRTon award-winning band has released five albums under the care of the prestigious BMC label, two of which (Meselia Hill, Come to Me for the Evening) won the “Hungarian Jazz Record of the Year” award in the critical vote of the prestigious Hungarian magazine „Gramofon.”
Junior Príma and Jászai Prize winner Kátya Tompos came to the forefront of the Hungarian acting community at a very young age. In addition to her theatrical and film roles, she has released two solo albums, Both Through Europe -2013- and Moonwalk -2017-, proving her outstanding musical talent. The popular singer-actress is confidently adventuring in the world of various musical genres, her concerts are always an extraordinary experience for both her music colleagues and the audience.
This evening, at the summer evening concert of the musicians and wonderful guests of the Barber Workshop, arrangements of old Hungarian hits and jazz evergreens will be performed, as well as special Balkan melodies.
Particiants: Mihály Borbély – wind instruments, Balázs Horváth – bass, Áron Tall – piano, Hunor G. Szabó – drums … Guest: Kátya Tompos – vocals.
Upon rainy weather – organized in the Event Hall at the Castle Garden Bazaar will issue a notice on its website 3 hours before the performance. If no announcement is made, the Castle Garden Bazaar is preparing to hold the performance.
Várkert Bazár reserves the right to cancel the performance on the spot, depending on the weather, or to interrupt the performance that has already started and to continue later – after the rain. In case of no performance, the tickets are valid for the designated rainy day, the date of which can be found in the description of the given event. If the performance also has a designated rainy day, it is not possible to redeem the purchased tickets.
In case to bad weather, the performance is interrupted after at least 35 minutes, the performance shall be deemed to have been held.
Organizers wish to draw the attention for the coming audience that if the event will Follow the epidemiological precautions carefully for more information.

Update Aggie Reiter

From Leonardo to Miró – The Paper Side of Art @ Budapest

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Under the Spell of 150  years of Collection in Prints and Drawings.

 The Museum of Fine Arts  finally  reach the time to reopen its gates to the visitors to the world of Fine Art at the Michelangelo Hall.

From June, 4. – August, 15. 2021

Just a couple of minutes walk from Heroes’ Square

Around midday the Director of the Fine Art Museum Mr. László Baán opened  to the media representatives and talked about the reopening of the museum again for the public after the pending pandemic. He spoke about facing a brand new catalog and an extraordinary exhibition, whereas marking the 150th anniversary of the Collection of Prints and Drawings. With this exhibition and the catalog they are celebrating the 150th anniversary of their unique European ranking collection. Also added…“Last time the finest pieces in the Collection of Prints and Drawings were published was 22 years ago, in 1999.  Then the exhibition was entitled Dürer to Dali. Master drawings in Budapest at the Museum of Fine Arts.  The 150th anniversary is a perfect opportunity to revisit the history of the collection in  the light of new  criterion and can present the finest works of collections of the two institutions reunited in 2012, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hungarian Gallery – Budapest. Following the museums tradition, the new richly illustrated volume “The Paper Side of Art. Eight Centuries of Drawings and Prints in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery – Budapest, containing 50 of our most excellent works on paper, is so accompanied by a cabinet exhibition. The Paper Side of Art: from Leonardo to Miró. Spellbound by 150 years of collecting Prints and Drawings. The pieces on display are among the most sensitive drawing and prints, therefore can be exhibited only rarely. Some exceptional pieces are along well-known artist such as: Leonardo Raphael,Rembrandt, Picasso,Miro, Schiele,  Mihány Munkácsy,  József Rippl Rónai, Jenő Zichy and Miklós Barabás. In the frame of the exhibition can also discover some outstanding new acquisitions as well as some hitherto  less familiar works.”

The various collections at the Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery hold over 10000 drawings and almost 200000 prints, dating  back from the mid 14th century to the 21st century.

The new catalog gives a comprehensive overview of the entirety of paper-based art, shining light on the parallels that appears throughout the centuries … e.g. chiaroscuro prints, creative copies, autonomous landscape drawings, the emergence of printmarking as an autonomous genre and the expanding of the boundaries of drawn and printed techniques and the distinctive artistic attitude that derives from  the use of paper.

The visitors  to the exhibition and readers of the album are likewise guided behind the scenes of the museum. In the catalog, curators write e.g. about the museum’s involvement in research and about how the collection are managed and operated. In addition contemporary artist speak for better understand of the special relationship that artists have with paper. The  album can be purchased on the spot at the “Gift Shop”

The editors of the volume and the curators of the exhibition are art historians  Ms KInga Bódi and Ms Kata Bodor. The Exhibition can be visited… Wednesday – Thursday: only the temporary exhibition entitled From Leonardo to Miró is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: temporary and permanent exhibitions are also open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
checkout and last entry: 5 p.m.
closing of exhibitions:, 5.30 p.m.

On Monday – Tuesday: closed,

Updated and snaps  by Aggie Reiter

Herald News: Celebrating World Culture Day India – Hungary 2021

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“World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development ”

Needn’t have to pull on your boots, just simply sit in your comfy armchair and enjoy the ride from 11 a.m. – Noontime.

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Here comes the day to enjoin the sights on a virtual tour through an online program. In the event, will be taking a virtual tour of Indian and Hungarian locations that connect the two countries through their cultural heritage.

Online Webinar – Overview of locations … such as:

How does Herend porcelain end up in a small museum in Kerala?

Where did Amrita Sher-Gil, the famous Hungarian-Indian painter, spend her summers and what is the Szepessy Villa famous for today?

Where did the talented poet, Sándor Weöres, who made translations of Sanskrit poems, lived?

Also paying a visit to India, showcasing one of the most ancient cities, Benares.

Can hear about the Chola dynasty and how the Tamil language is related to Hungary.

The program will be of mixed language (Hungarian, English and Hindi) with live check-in and recorded material.

Here’s the link to the online tour programs:
www.eoibudapest.voxomos.ai/cultureday

Update Aggie Reiter

PMJ on a world tour and coming to Budapest

PMJ - Budapest 2022

After five years Postmodern Jukebox will arrive to Budapest again on their „Roaring ’20s” tour. The band became popular on YouTube, last year’s Postmodern Jukebox tour, but whilst interrupted by the Corona epidemic, the band is now one of the first to announce that it will give a concert in the Capital of Hungary rolling to reopen on tour. The theme of the long-awaited return of world-famous musicians is the celebration of the 1920s, in which modern pop hits are performed in the classic style of bygone eras – accompanied by a spectacular show.

Scott Bradlee’s pop-jazz band will perform at the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena on June 23, 2022. Tickets are now available in advance from 10 a.m. on May 19, 2021 through Tex national ticket offices and eventim.hu.

Fans cans also  choose between various VIP packages, by the favor of the production team, with which they can meet the performers from up-close. 

Update Aggie Reiter