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PROGRAMMES IN MAY 2016

 

May 3, Tuesday, 7:00 pm

Live Concert

at HICC

 

Can't Help Falling in Love

Summer Concert by The Capital City Minstrels

 

The Capital City Minstrels return this summer with "Can't Help Falling in Love" - a primarily pop music repertoire that is sure to resonate with an audience of all ages and have them clapping, foot-tapping, whooping and dancing! Spanning several decades and featuring some of the biggest hits, these are songs that are not just popular with music fans, but also include some of CCM's favourite songs over the years. The programme includes "Sweet Dreams", arguably the signature song of the 80's duo, Eurythmics, the wildly popular "It's Raining Men" by the Weather Girls, the chart topping 80s hit "Africa" by Toto, contemporary award winning numbers like "Royals" by Lorde, "Counting Stars" by One Republic; A.R Rahman's "Jai Ho" and of course the song that we have chosen as our concert title - "Can't Help Falling in Love"! 

 

 

May 5, Thursday, 6:00 pm

Fábri Film Club

at HICC

 

NO MAN’S ISLAND (Senki szigete)

Directed by Ferenc Török,  2014, colour, 95 mins

 

Vera is a cab driver who has been saving up for years to buy a house and settle on No Man's Island in the Pacific, to escape the world she lives in. Zoli has what it takes to be a professional basketball player, but he is a coward who flees from his own talent. The two youngsters, each on the run in their own way, are joined by Juli, the runaway bride. Three lives clash and intermingle as they journey towards an unexpected solution. 

 

The film is a modern fairy tale about people driven to seek happiness. Through Juli’s ethereal purity, they come to love themselves and find a way to realise their dreams.

 

 

May 11 - 31

Photo – documentary exhibition

at HICC

(Inauguration on 11th May at 6:00 pm)

 

Photographer of freedom – Jean-Pierre Pedrazzini

 

The exhibition opens within the frames of ceremonial commemoration from the photos on the Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight in 1956 of the French photo-journalist, Jean-Pierre Pedrazzini. He was born in Paris on 30th of January, 1927. At the age of 21 he started working at the popular French weekly, the Paris Match and soon became the leading cameraman. Within ten years he travelled the world from Indochina to Egypt, from the North Pole to the Caucasus. After hearing the news about the Hungarian Revolution he immediately left for Hungary, where he arrived on the 27th of October 1956. The next day he was already taking photos at the funeral of the victims of the volley in Mosonmagyaróvár, and then travelled to Budapest where he captured the images of life after the announcement of cease-fire and amnesty. He visualized the memories of the adjacent tragedy and the stroke of hope. After hearing about the further clashes on the Köztársaság (Republic) Square on the 30th of October, he immediately went there.  Pedrazzini tried to help an injured young boy when he was shot and 14 bullets pierced his body and fractured his legs, abdomen and spine. Despite the diligent care and multiple surgeries the injured photographer was beyond recovery: he died in France on the 7th of November 1956 at the age of 29. France was in mourning for him, he became an idol at the French editorial office and his tomb became a place of pilgrimage. His colleagues labelled him as the “Photographer of Freedom”. 

 

(On view from 10 am – 4 pm, weekdays only)

 

 

 

May 11-13

Film Session

at Nandan, West Bengal Film Centre

Kolkata

 

HUNGARIAN FILM SESSION

in cooperation with the Bhowanipore Film Society

 

Five Hungarian films namely, Swing by Csaba Fazekas, Heavenly Shift by Márk Bodzsár, Freedom Flight by Péter Fazekas, Made in Hungaria by Gergely Fonyó.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMMES IN APRIL 2016

 

 

 

Until  April 8

 

Exhibition

 

at HICC

 

 

 

SACRAL SIGNS

 

by Péter Márkus

 

 

 

The richness of art comes alive in Munkácsy award recipient sculptor Péter Márkus’s relentless search for excellence. Be it brass, stone or wood, he passionately gropes for the inner truth. A brilliant product of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts and President of the Hungarian Sculptor Society, he was awarded scholarship of the Foundation József Eötvös in 1989 and Derkovits scholarship in 1990.

 

 

 

“From their unique and individual quality, Peter Markus’s virtual statues detach completely from the Hungarian contemporary sculpture, considerably assigning the sculptor’s professional position this way. It is not possible to describe him and his opus precisely and concisely in a national or international context of art by considering exclusively his digital works. On the contrary, his complex attitude excels in all respects among the main body of sculpture from whichever viewpoint we approach to it, and no matter which angle of his art we examine. By looking over Markus’ foregoing activity, we can conclude that in Hungarian field, he is one of the few sculptors who authentically embodies the contemporary idea of “complete sculptor” whose work is considerably embraced  by the unity of nature, science, myths, intuition and reason.”

 

quotes Bálint Szombathy

 

Artist, art critic

 


 

 

 

(On view from 10 am – 4 pm, weekdays only)

 

 

 

April 7, Thursday, 6:00 pm

 

Fábri Film Club

 

at HICC

 

 

 

WHITE GOD  (Fehér Isten)

 

Directed by Kornél Mundruczó,  2014, colour, 119 mins

 

 

 

A cautionary tale between a superior species and its disgraced inferior.

 

 
Favoring pedigree dogs, a new regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds. Owners dump their dogs and shelters become overcrowded. 13-year-old Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog free on the streets. Hagen and his pretty master search desperately for each other until Lili loses faith. Struggling to survive, homeless Hagen realizes that not everyone is a dog’s best friend. Hagen joins a gang of stray dogs, but is soon captured and sent to the pound. With little hope inside there, the dogs will seize an opportunity to escape and revolt against mankind. Their revenge will be merciless. Lili may be the only one who can halt this unexpected war between man and dog.

 

 

 

April 11, Monday, 6:00 pm

 

Language Students programme

 

at HICC

 

 

 

CSOMA DE KŐRÖS COMMEMORATIVE DAY

 

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Alexander Csoma de Kőrös, prize for Hungarian studies will be distributed to the outstanding students.

 

 

 

April 12-22

 

Exhibition

 

at HICC

 

(Inauguration on 12th April at 6:00 pm)

 

 

 

India: illusion or reality? Hungarian and indian photo-answers

 

by a Hungarian and an Indian photographer living in Delhi

 

 

 

Coming from different backgrounds and different countries, they have found themselves in the same place – likely for different reasons and different motivation- but with one common passion: Photography…The exhibition focuses on the magical moments captured through the eyes of the two photographers during their wanderings in the Indian subcontinent; capturing aspects of life in cities, in villages, during rituals and during ordinary moments. The images provide an insight into the world's large diversity, capturing the spirit of people with dignity, and capturing unique moments in life.

 

 

 

Melinda Ruck is a Hungarian who trained in Chemistry and Physics at BABES BOLYAI UNIVERSITY of Cluj Napoca, Romania.  She fell in love with photography while stationed in Africa and continued her passion in India. Melinda focuses mostly on street photography and portraiture, blending black and white and colour images. Her collection shows us the tenderness, beauty and mystery of India.

 

 

 

Shyam Prasad is the director of Shoots & Shoots Academy of Photography and is one of India's most well-known and reputed beauty, fashion and glamour photographer. Having lived and worked in Delhi and Mumbai for the last twenty years, Shyam has created innovative photographic images for all of India's leading advertising agencies, fashion designers, magazines and models. No one knew that this little boy will grow out to be a  AWARD winner for ace dimensions in his creativity. Photography, according to Shyam, is a special moment, a very special sequence where nature and its beauty are at its best. It’s the art of capturing the moments, the feelings and the real soul of the object.

 

 

 

(On view from 10 am – 4 pm, weekdays only)

 

 

 

April 22, Friday, 10 am onwards

 

Lecture for children

 

at HICC

 

 

 

EARTH DAY

 

Lecture by Dr. Zoltán Wilhelm

 

 

 

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. This year we celebrate this day with students from Delhi NCR schools with a lecture cum presentation by Dr. Zoltán Wilhelm, Director of the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre.

 

 

 



April 26,Tuesday, 6:00 pm

 

Children’s programme

 

at HICC

 

AWARD CEREMONY

 

The winners of the on-the-spot painting competition will be felicitated according to age groups. This year the theme of the competition was Hungarian Folk Tales.

 

 

 

 

 

April 27 – May 6

 

Exhibition

 

at HICC

 

(Inauguration on 27th April at 6:00 pm)

 

 

 

THE FACES OF THE WORLD, THE WORLD OF FACES

 

Photos by  Margareta Turós and Anjan Ghosh

 

 

 

There are special encounters in life like ours. Two different cultures, two different lives, two different pasts, presents and futures. Anjan likes eating chicken curry, Margareta likes dark chocolate. Anjan is really into listening to Hindi music, Margareta listens to Bach. Anjan thinks that life is complicatedly simple, according to Margareta life is simply complicated. Anjan lives in a circular time and believes in the myth of eternal return, Margareta was socialized in a linear time in which she lives her European life. Anjan smiles when he cries, Margareta cries when she smiles. Anjan has three thousand gods, Margareta has only one but that is much for her. Anjan is a graphic designer, a photographer and a painter who studied Art at college, Margareta teaches natural sciences and philosophy, she is an anthropologist, a photographer and world traveller. What are the similarities in these two people? Love for children because they are as honest and kind as children. Living life in its beauty and pain. Travelling forever inside and outside. Willing to help other people. Reverential tales, a tale for children in which the wanderer sets off to find the place where the sky is the bluest. After he had experienced everything he went home sadly. At his home there was a small white house with geranium on the window sill. The blue bird was waiting for him under the bluest sky. This home is the place for Anjan and Margareta where the gate of art opens.

 

 

 

(On view from 10 am – 4 pm, weekdays only)

 

 

 

PROGRAMMES IN MARCH 2016

 

Until  March 31

Exhibition

at HICC

 

SACRAL SIGNS

by Péter Márkus

 

The richness of art comes alive in Munkácsy award recipient sculptor Péter Márkus’s relentless search for excellence. Be it brass, stone or wood, he passionately gropes for the inner truth. A brilliant product of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts and President of the Hungarian Sculptor Society, he was awarded scholarship of the Foundation József Eötvös in 1989 and Derkovits scholarship in 1990.

 

“From their unique and individual quality, Peter Markus’s virtual statues detach completely from the Hungarian contemporary sculpture, considerably assigning the sculptor’s professional position this way. It is not possible to describe him and his opus precisely and concisely in a national or international context of art by considering exclusively his digital works. On the contrary, his complex attitude excels in all respects among the main body of sculpture from whichever viewpoint we approach to it, and no matter which angle of his art we examine. By looking over Markus’ foregoing activity, we can conclude that in Hungarian field, he is one of the few sculptors who authentically embodies the contemporary idea of “complete sculptor” whose work is considerably embraced  by the unity of nature, science, myths, intuition and reason.”

quotes Bálint Szombathy

Artist, art critic

 

 

 

(On view from 10 am – 4 pm, weekdays only)

 

March 10, Thursday, 6:00 pm

Fábri Film Club

at HICC

 

MIRAGE (Délibáb)

Directed by Szabolcs Hajdu,  2014, colour, 90 mins

 

Mirage tells the story of an African football player in a small Hungarian town, who commits a crime and has to flee. He finds refuge on a farm deep in the Hungarian flatland. Soon he realizes that the farm is a modern-day slave camp where he is forced to fight for his freedom and ultimately his life.


Fleeing from the police after fixing a match, Francis, an African football player, seeks refuge in a ranch run by a local crime boss in the middle of the vast Hungarian plains known as the "Puszta". He soon realizes that the workers on the ranch are little more than slaves. His presence on the ranch begins a chain of events that culminates in violent rebellion by the workers against their criminal overlords. A reluctant hero, Francis finds himself playing in the most important match of his life, with his freedom and his very life at stake.  Drawing from the traditions of Hungarian cinema as well as the Hollywood Westerns,Mirage is a story about modern-day Hungary, racism, equality, power and freedom.

 

 

 

 

March 13, Sunday, 7.30 pm

Folk dance

at Epicentre, Gurgaon

 

MatyÓ Folk Dance Ensemble

 

The Matyó-s are an ethnographic group formed in the 18-19th centuries who lived in the historic market town of Mezőkövesd at the juncture of the Great Plains and Mountain regions of north-western Hungary. During the formation of the Hungarian national culture at the turn of the 19-20th century, the colourful floral patterns of Matyó folk art became one of the emblematic symbols of Hungary. Traditional Matyó folk culture includes characteristic embroidery and clothing, religious faith, handcrafts, decorative furniture painting and folk dance - all still living elements of community life. UNESCO inscribes the heritage of the Matyó, on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in Paris, 5 December 2012.

For over 60 years ensemble has been collecting and performing the rich traditions, dances and colourful costumes of the „Matyó” people. They are a nationally recognized group who performs locally, throughout Hungary and abroad as well. They perform not only dances from the Matyó region but also dances from all regions of the former Hungary. Their hope is that through their performances they can manage to keep the traditions alive. 

 

 

March 14, Monday, 6:00 pm

Commemoration, Book Release and Folk Dance Performance, Exhibition

at HICC

 

15th MARCH, 1848 COMMEMORATIVE EVENING

 

In the beginning of 1848, a number of revolutions took place in Italy, in Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Vienna and on the 15th of March in Hungary. The demands were freedom of press, freedom of assembly, civil  and religious  equality  and independent Hungarian government.  The Hungarian revolution led to the longest lasting war of independence in Europe defeated only in 1849 when the Russian tsar, Nicholas I joined the Austrian troops invading Hungary. The event inspired generations in Hungary and abroad and the participation of poets and writers  has been remembered and celebrated ever since. We remember this event by reading the poems of one of the initiators of the events, Sándor Petőfi (1823-1849) in Hungarian, English and Hindi.

 

The evening will be followed by the release of a collection of Hindi short stories „ BADSURAT LADKI AVAM ANYA HUNGARIAN KAHANIYAN” translated and edited by Indu Mazaldan. The reader will find works of some of the great Hungarian writers who wrote till the end of the First World War. In this era, the short stories were written only for the magazines or journals, but this was the golden period for the genre. The stories did not suddenly appear in the press, they were written as per the need of the authors, and became an important part of the literary scene. It was a sort of means of communication. The writers included in the anthology are some of the greatest names of Hungarian prose like Gyula Krúdy, Lajos Nagy, Dezső Kosztolányi, Zsigmond Móricz and Margit Kaffka.

The evening will be concluded by the dance performance and dance house of the Matyó Folk Dance Ensamble from Hungary. A mini folk art exhibition and a folk costumes delight will also be on display to enchant the audience.

 

 

March 16, Wednesday, 10 am

Children’s workshop

at HICC

 

EASTER DELIGHT

Egg painting workshop

 

Painting eggs is a Hungarian folk tradition during Easter related to the revival of nature at spring time. The Hungarian Centre celebrates the joy of Easter with a workshop for school children to paint Easter eggs learning different techniques.

 

(Entry by invitation only)

 

 

 

 

March 18-22

Film Festival in Nepal

In Kathmandu, QFX Kumari Hall-1

 

EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL – NEPAL

Hungary will participate with the film The Ambassador to Bern in the Festival.

 

 

March 25, Friday, 7 pm

Operetta

Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre

 

The Csárdás Princess

Composed by Imre Kálmán   

 

Hungarian Operetta by the Budapest Operetta and Musical Theatre. Universally acclaimed, the operetta premiered in Vienna at the Johann Strauss Theater 100 years ago. It tells the story of the love of a famous cabaret star for a Prince who cannot marry a commoner. 

 

 

 

 

March 28-31

Film Session

at Russian Centre for Science and Culture, Chennai

 

HUNGARIAN FILM SESSION

in cooperation with the Indo-Cine Appreciation Foundation (ICAF), Chennai

 

Five Hungarian films namely, Swing, Heavenly Shift, Freedom Flight, Made in Hungaria, Just Sex and Nothing Else will be screened during the session.

 

 

PROGRAMMES IN FEBRUARY 2016

 

Until  February 12,

Textile Exhibition

at HICC

 

BANDHANI & NAMDA – Tie-Dye and Felt

Indian beauty as seen in Hungary - Exhibition by Mari Nagy and István Vidák, textile artists 

 

The exhibition includes pieces that feature elements of both Hungarian and Indian folk art, yet they are unique. During their stay in Delhi, the artists will give an introduction on their art and conduct workshops too in schools.

 

(On view from 10 am – 4 pm, weekdays only)

 

 

February 15 – 24,

Folk Art Exhibition

at HICC

 

LIVING HUNGARIAN FOLK ART

 

It is the cultural traditions that give a distinctive identity to a nation. Be it art, crafts, dance or music, each aspect defines several ethnicities existing within that one country. And, Hungary is no different with its rich folk art, music, food and cultural heritage. Showcasing this unique and invaluable treasure of the country through artifacts, we present the vibrant colours from Hungary with this exhibition. This is an excellent chance for art enthusiasts and students to know more about the rich cultural and art heritage of the country. On display will be beautifully crafted pots, embroidered handloom, painted eggs and carved wood. Also on display will be painted black clay pots, a specialty of this country. These pots are exquisitely painted with traditional Hungarian folk patterns and shapes. Hungary is also known for delicate hand-painted ceramics, tiles and stoneware.

 

(On view from 10 am – 4 pm, weekdays only)

 

February 16, Tuesday, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Children’s programme

at HICC

 

ON THE SPOT CHILDREN’S PAINTING COMPETITION

 

The Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre presents the most awaited and exciting annual event for school children. Students from various schools of Delhi and NCR will participate in the colourful extravaganza. After a great response from last year’s theme on Hungarian Folk Tales we bring the same theme yet again but with different stories.

 

 

 

February 18, Thursday, 6:00 pm

Fábri Film Club

at HICC

 

SWING

Directed by Csaba Fazekas,  2014, colour, 117 mins

 

Sometimes you have to make a fool of yourself to be taken seriously. - SWING is the story of three women from three different generations who sing in an all-girl act, bound together by a passion for music… and a desperate need for quick cash. Starring a trio of accomplished Hungarian actresses - led by the iconoclastic Mari Törőcsik - who have collected awards for Best Actress in Cannes, Chicago, Karlovy Vary and Monte Carlo.


 

 

February 26 – March 31,

Exhibition

at HICC

 

SACRAL SIGNS

by Péter Márkus

 

The richness of art comes alive in Munkácsy award recipient sculptor Péter Márkus’s relentless search for excellence. Be it brass, stone or wood, he passionately gropes for the inner truth. A brilliant product of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts and President of the Hungarian Sculptor Society, he was awarded scholarship of the Foundation József Eötvös in 1989 and Derkovits scholarship in 1990.

 

“From their unique and individual quality, Peter Markus’s virtual statues detach completely from the Hungarian contemporary sculpture, considerably assigning the sculptor’s professional position this way. It is not possible to describe him and his opus precisely and concisely in a national or international context of art by considering exclusively his digital works. On the contrary, his complex attitude excels in all respects among the main body of sculpture from whichever viewpoint we approach to it, and no matter which angle of his art we examine. By looking over Markus’ foregoing activity, we can conclude that in Hungarian field, he is one of the few sculptors who authentically embodies the contemporary idea of “complete sculptor” whose work is considerably embraced  by the unity of nature, science, myths, intuition and reason.”

quotes Bálint Szombathy

Artist, art critic

 

 

 

PROGRAMMES

IN JANUARY 2016

 

Until January 14,

Photo Exhibition

at HICC

 

HUNGARIAN VISIONS

Photos by Illés Tóth

 

Hungary has been a photographer’s delight with its breathtaking cityscapes both day and night. The exhibition showcases the picturesque locales captured by Illés Tóth, a young photographer from Hungary.

 

I am very interested in people so I love to make portraits both spontaneously and adjusted, and I love fashion.  I love to take photos in the street and to capture the special moments, the buildings and the game of the lights and the shadows. I love the black and white photos because in this way I can accentuate more the forms and the tones, thus the images become more honest.

Quotes Illés Tóth

 

(On view from 10 am – 4 pm, weekdays only)

 

 

 

January 8, Friday, 6:00 pm

Book Release

at HICC

 

SCORPION IN THE HAND

A Critical Edition of Thakur’s Kabittas

by Dr. Imre Bangha

 

The Bundelkhandi poet Thakur was one of the most celebrated Hindi poets of his times. His poetry was part of the lively and innovative Brajbhasha literary scene during the last phase of indigenous Hindi literature unaffected by Western ideas. This critical edition of more than three hundred quatrains is based on readings from almost a hundred handwritten, lithographed and printed anthologies.

 

Dr Imre Bangha is Associate Professor of Hindi at the University of Oxford. He studied Indology in Budapest and holds a Ph.D. in Hindi from Visva-Bharati. His publications include English, Hindi and Hungarian books and articles on literature in Brajbhasha and other forms of early Hindi with special focus on the poetic works of Ānandghan, hākur, Viṣṇudās, Tulsīdās, Kabīr, Bājīd as well as on Rekhta literature.

 

 

January 14, Thursday, 6:00 pm

Fábri Film Club

at HICC

 

NO MAN’S ISLAND (Senki szigete)

Feature film, directed by Ferenc Török,  2014, colour, 95 mins

 

Vera is a cab driver who has been saving up for years to buy a house and settle on No Man's Island in the Pacific, to escape the world she lives in. Zoli has what it takes to be a professional basketball player, but he is a coward who flees from his own talent. The two youngsters, each on the run in their own way, are joined by Juli, the runaway bride. Three lives clash and intermingle as they journey towards an unexpected solution. 

 

The film is a modern fairy tale about people driven to seek happiness. Through Juli’s ethereal purity, they come to love themselves and find a way to realise their dreams.

 

 

 

 

From 18th January to 12th February

Textile exhibition at HICC

 

‘BANDHANI AND NAMDA’: TIE-DYE AND FELT 

Indian Beauty as seen in Hungary

Exhibition by Mari Nagy and István Vidák, textile artists

 

Inauguration by Mr. Sohan Kumar Jha, Senior Director of Crafts Museum

 on Monday, 18th January 2016 at 6.00 p.m.

 

Bandhani is a colourful tie-dye fabric. These fabrics are worn as sari or shawl/scarf by Indian women. They can be made of three kinds of basic material: cotton, wool and silk. Felt-making is a very ancient art and craft, going back to thousands of years.

This exhibition showcases the works of felt-making artists Mari Nagy, István Vidák and István Vidák junior from Kecskemét, Hungary, featuring elements of both Hungarian and Indian folk art.  During their stay in Delhi the artists will give an introduction about hteir art and will also conduct workshops in schools.

 

(The exhibition will be on view till 12th February on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

 

 

January 19 – 22

School programme

 

HUNGARIAN COUNTRY WEEK

at Mount Carmel School, New Delhi

 

 

The Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre in collaboration with the Mount Carmel School will organize the HUNGARIAN COUNTRY WEEK for the school children with varied activities like a textile workshop, fireless cooking workshop, exhibition, express language class and also a presentation on Hungary.

 

 

 

January 22, Friday, 6:00 pm

Literary evening

at HICC

 

DAY OF HUNGARIAN CULTURE

László Krasznahorkai between East and West

 

On 22nd January 1823 Ferenc Kölcsey poet, literary critic, orator and politician completed the poem that became the Hungarian National Anthem and was set to music by composer Ferenc Erkel in 1844.

This year the celebration has special meaning with the Hungarian writer, László Krasznahorkai winning the International Man Booker Prize and the film Son of Saul, directed by László Nemes Jeles, winning prizes at Cannes and the Golden Globe in Hollywood. The evening will focus on the prose by the Man Booker International Prize Winner László Krasznahorkai, whose work will be introduced by Dr. Margit Köves, and excerpts from his works will be presented in Hungarian and English by students of Hungarian language Aarti Sharma, Jahanara Roychoudhuri, Bayir Bomjen, Divya Sharma, Aarushi, Arun Kumar, Parveen Gupta, Madhav Nayyar, MacMohan, Sushmita, Naveen Dobhal, Gurmeet Negi and others.

 

 

PROGRAMMES

IN DECEMBER 2015

 

Until December 20,

Photo Exhibition at HICC

 

HUNGARIAN VISIONS

Photos by Illés Tóth

 

Hungary has been a photographer’s delight with its breathtaking cityscapes both day and night. The exhibition showcases the picturesque locales captured by Illés Tóth, a young photographer from Hungary.

 

I am very interested in people so I love to make portraits both spontaneously and adjusted, and I love fashion.  I love to take photos in the street and to capture the special moments, the buildings and the game of the lights and the shadows. I love the black and white photos because in this way I can accentuate more the forms and the tones, thus the images become more honest.

Quotes Illés Tóth

(On view from 10 am – 4 pm, weekdays only)

 

 

December  4, Friday, 6:00 pm

Literary evening at HICC

 

I AM A WOMAN, BUT NOT A MIRROR

Poetic  interlude by Anna T. Szabó from Hungary

 

Anna T. Szabó is a poet and translator who is an expert  of the English Renaissance, the cinema and also of literary editing as the poetry editor of the Hungarian Quarterly. She is a great master of poetic form. Her first collection of poetry was published when she was twenty three years old. She writes about beauty, body, passion and motherhood with a great amount of reflection and playfulness. A surprising element in her poetry is the ability to write about happiness, which as one of her critics says „is not a message, a topic or a story but a form itself”.

Margit Köves will introduce the guests to Anna T. Szabó who will be in conversation with Professor Malashri Lal (Dean of Colleges, Dean of Academic Activities Delhi University) and Dr. Ranjana Saxena (Associate  Professor, Dept of Slavonic and Finno-Ugrian Studies) about her work, about women’s writing in Hungary and her generation of writers and poets.

 

December 5, Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Literary event at India International Centre, Annexe

 

CROSS – BORDERS CONVERSATIONS

European + Indian Women Writers

 

Is there some way that women – and more specifically, women writers – can talk across cultural and national borders, and share their experiences to learn from each other, in difference and in solidarity? With concerns of citizenship and nationhood at the centre of political discourse in Europe and in India right now, this day-long meeting comes at a time when women writers have been playing pivotal roles in their contexts regarding these, and feminist concerns.

This one-day set of conversations between writers from Europe and India marks a first attempt to open up such a dialogue. A longer-term part of the discussions will be the production of a book of essays by the participating women writers. Anna T. Szabo, eminent poet and translator will represent Hungary in this programme in the session titled “Writing in the 21st Century: The Renaissance Woman”, starting at 2.30 p.m.

(By invitation only)

 

 

December 5, Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Children’s programme at Amity International School, Pushp Vihar

 

FESTIVAL OF EUROPEAN LANGUAGES

 

The Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre will be participating in the event in collaboration with the Indraprastha Public School by assisting the students with exhibits and information for the stall presentation.

 

 

December  9, Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Live concert at HICC

 

HERE WE COME A - CAROLING 

Concert by the Capital City Minstrels

This December, usher in the festive season with the performance “Here We Come A-Caroling”, which promises to be characteristic of CCM – diverse, entertaining and joyful. The audience will get to hear some classic carols with a twist, haunting melodies narrating stories around the birth of Christ and some absolutely fun songs that evoke the sights and sound of Christmas.

 

 

December 10 - 13

Literary Festival in Goa

 

GOA ARTS AND LITERARY FESTIVAL

Participation of Dr. Imre Bangha

 

Dr. Imre Bangha, Associate Professor of Hindi and Fellow of Wolfson College
Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford with Dr. Martin Kaempchen will be talking about “Rabindranath Tagore – One Hundred Years of Global Reception”, in the light of  their edited book.

 

 

 

December 11 - 13,

Film Festival at NDMC Convention Centre, New Delhi

2nd BIOSCOPE FILM FESTIVAL

 

Hungary will participate with the films - THE AMBASSADOR TO BERN (A berni követ), directed by Attila Szász and FREEDOM FLIGHT (Szabadság különjárat), directed by Péter Fazekas as part of the Festival.

 

December 17, Thursday, 6:00 pm

Fábri Film Club at HICC

 

KONYEC (Konyec - Az utolsó csekk a pohárban)

Directed by Gábor Rohonyi, 2006, colour, 105 mins

 

The love affair of Emil Kis and Hédi Felleghy began about half a century ago in the attic of a country mansion. As our story begins, their monotonous life lacks adventure and is confined within the gray concrete walls of a housing estate. The quiet of their loneliness is suddenly disturbed by collectors at the door. So Emil, now past 70, sets out, leaving his wife and his apartment threatened by collectors behind. He hits the road and robs, albeit gently and politely, the first post office on his way. His getaway car is the one from his former Party chauffeur days, a black Chaika he calls Windbird. The next robbery targets a gas station and attracts the attention of
two detective partners. Their work together is made impossible by the crisis of their private life; Ági and Andor used to be a couple, but now suffer from Andor's infidelity. The pensioners are always one step ahead of the detectives. The extraordinary chase is closely followed by the media too. The team they only call Blood Money Pensioners, now complete with the crypto-communist Juan who never returned to his native Cuba, are fated to run straight into the 50-million jackpot. And the Chaika cannot be stopped…

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From the New Director’s Desk

 

Dear Reader,

Wishing you all Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! We look forward to presenting some new gems from the Hungarian culture in 2016.

Dr. Zoltán Wilhelm

Director, Cultural Counsellor, Associate Professor

 

 

 


 

PROGRAMMES IN NOVEMBER 2015

 

From the New Director’s Desk

Dear Reader,

As I put my fingers onto the keyboard of my computer, here in this charming environs of Delhi, yet another sojourn awaits me, this time in the name of the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre of Balassi Institute. And thus my fifteenth episode in India, as a scientist takes shape. But first of all, let me share some points of my biodata with you:

I got my MSc Degree in Geography and Biology in 1994 at the prestigious University of Pécs (established in 1367), Hungary. In the same year, I acquired the qualification of tourism manager and started my PhD studies that I completed with the level of “summa cum laude” in 1999.

 

I was appointed as Manager of Rural Development and the Director of Asia Centre of the University of Pécs in 2001. From 2004 I have been Head of Department of Environmental Geography, Land Conservation and Management. I had successfully completed the course of Vedic Philosophy at the Bhaktivedanta Theological College in 2008 and the course of “Knowledge-Based Economy and City Competitiveness” in 2010 at the International Centre for Land Policy Studies and Training (Republic of China). In the same year I had fulfilled my habilitation process in the subject of “The survey of spatial disparities in India”. Started teaching at the Departments of Geography, Environmental Sciences and International Relations at the University of Pécs in 1994. I was the supervisor of dozens of thesis and until now eight of my PhD students acquired the degree of PhD. I was the supervisor of several EU research projects in Hungary (such as EU INTERREG III/C “Eco-profit” project; EU VI framework programme: Coordination Action of the Territorial European Network of Intelligence) and published 155 scientific works and gained almost 200 citations. My cumulated impact factor is 1.231. From 1997 onwards I have been regularly doing various research works and teaching in Indian universities and have become the member of several scientific associations and the member of the editorial board of numerous scientific journals.

 

I have been appointed as the Director of Balassi Institute Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi, in October 2015.

As a new Director, my intention is to proceed with the superb work of my predecessors, but in the same time, according to my vision and ideas. Looking after the mutual cultural traditions and strengthening the Indo-Hungarian relations are the most important responsibilities of the Director, and I would like to meet this expectation.

 

Wishes galore,

Dr. Zoltán Wilhelm

Director, Cultural Counsellor, Associate Professor

 

Programmes

 

Until November 12,

Photo Documentary Exhibition

at HICC

 

1956 – THE HOPE OF FREEDON

The Hungarian Revolution

 

“The people of Hungary shed blood to show the world its devotion to freedom and truth.”

                                                                         (István Bibó, Minister of State, 4 November, 1956)

The exhibition commemorates the 59th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and the 26th Anniversary of the fall of the “Iron Curtain”, and Hungary becoming a democratic Republic. The changes in Hungary catalyzed the political processes that led to the break-down of the communist systems in the region and the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

 

(On view from 10 am till 4 pm,weekdays only)

 

 

 

November 3, Tuesday, 6:30 pm

Live concert of Baroque Music

at Fountain Lawns, India International Centre

 

HAYDN BARYTONTRIO BUDAPEST

Concert of works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Tomasini, Neumann, Burgsteiner and Lidl

 

As part of the IIC Experience 2015, Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre in cooperation with India International Centre presents Haydn Baryton Trio Budapest. The Haydn Baryton Trio Budapest was founded by Balázs Kakuk in 1980 with the intention to revive Joseph Haydn's almost 200 compositions for baryton an original instrument in authentic and original instrumentation. The Ensemble plays all baryton trios from Haydn as well as quintets, octets and the baryton divertimenti from other composers of the Esterházy circle, and has participated in film music recordings, TV productions and concert tours worldwide.

 

The members of the Trio are: Balázs Kakuk (Barytongamba, Head of the Trio), József Spengler (Viola) and András Kaszanyitzky (Cello).

 

The concert will be followed by a Hungarian dinner. (Only for IIC members on payment basis)

 

(Seating on first-come-first-served basis)

 

 

 

 

November 4, Wednesday, 9.30 am - 12 pm

Children’s Programme

at HICC

 

OPEN DAY FOR SCHOOLS

Introduction on Hungary

 

This exclusive programme for school children introduces Hungary in terms of its history, geography, people, art, and culture. A short documentary film on Hungary gives a brief snapshot of the country’s landscapes and a firsthand experience on the rich and vibrant culture of Hungary. The students may also get a chance to view the ongoing exhibition at the gallery of the Centre.

(By invitation only)

 

 

November 10-17.

INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF NEW CINEMA

 

Screening of Hungarian films (Guest of Life, Fresh Air) at the Forum’s programme, organized

by Cine Central Calcutta, in Kolkata

 

 

November 13 – December 20

Inauguration on Friday, November 13 at 6:00 pm

Photo Exhibition at HICC

 

HUNGARIAN VISIONS

Photos by Illés Tóth

 

Hungary has been a photographer’s delight with its breathtaking cityscapes both day and night. The exhibition showcases the picturesque locales captured by Illés Tóth, a young photographer from Hungary.

 

I am very interested in people so I love to make portraits both spontaneously and adjusted, and I love fashion.  I love to take photos in the street and to capture the special moments, the buildings and the game of the lights and the shadows. I love the black and white photos because in this way I can accentuate more the forms and the tones, thus the images become more honest.

Quotes Illés Tóth

 

(On view from 10 am – 4 pm, weekdays only)

 

 

 

 

November 14, Saturday, 6:00 pm

Live concert

at HICC

 

CONCERT BY “GENESIS”

Vocal and Piano favourites

Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre presents a concert by Aching Shaiza (voice), Sarah Yun (piano and voice) and Reuben Israel (voice) from the opera, classical and musicals repertoire including works by composers from Hungary, Germany, Russia, Spain, the UK and USA.

(Seating on first-come-first-served basis)

 

 

November 19, Thursday, 6:00 pm

Fábri Film Club

at HICC

 

MARIO THE MAGICIAN (Márió, a varázsló)

Directed by Tamás Almási, 2008, colour, 92 mins

 

At the beginning of the 1990s, not long after the change in regime, a miracle occurs in a tiny sleepy Hungarian village with the arrival of Mario, the elegant Italian shoe manufacturer. He promises jobs and wellbeing to the local women, setting the village in motion. Vera cannot resist the charisma of the Italian either. She becomes more and more enchanted by the man's special charm. And she feels the Italian is not indifferent to her either. She dreams obsessively about a better life at Mario's side.

 

 

 

 

November 20, Friday, 6:00 pm

Distribution of certificates at HICC

HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATES – DISTRIBUTION

The evening felicitates students of the previous academic session, who have successfully completed their course. The students will be given certificates by Dr. Zoltán Wilhelm, Director of the Hungarian Information  and Cultural Centre.

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMMES IN MAY 2015

 

 

 

Photo Exhibition at HICC

till May 8

 

GLIMPSES OF HUNGARIAN WILDLIFE

Nature photos by József Mesterházi

 

An amazing display of native birds and animals from the Bakony Mountains and Lake Balaton regions of Hungary, by a passionate photo artist and forester from Hungary, József Mesterházi.He captures the rare moments of animal and forest life in its own habitat, as well as the changes and the eternal secrets of nature.

József Mesterházi had a number of exhibitions in Hungary and his photographs have been published as illustrations in children's books. His mission is to get children acquainted with forests at a young age and to make them responsible citizens who will love and protect nature.

 

(On view from 10 am to 4 pm, weekdays only)

 

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Live Concert at HICC

May 6, Wednesday, 7 pm

 

MUSIC WITHOUT BOUNDARIES

Summer Concert by the Capital City Minstrels

 

Come May and visitors to our Centre can enjoy an evening by The Capital City Minstrels (CCM), the ‘resident choir’ of HICC for nearly two decades. CCM returns this summer with ‘Music without Boundaries’. The evening’s repertoire will showcase a diverse range of music, bringing out the contrast and subtle shades and themes that run through different genres from sacred and gospel to Western and Indian classical compositions and a few popular pieces as well.

 

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Fábri Film Club at HICC

May 7, Thursday, 6 pm

 

CHILDREN OF GLORY (Szabadság, szerelem)

Feature film, directed by Krisztina Goda (2006), colour, duration: 123 minutes

 

Children of Glory commemorates Hungary's Revolution of 1956 and the “Blood in the Water” match. Taking place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year, the film takes viewers into the passion and sadness of one of the most dramatic popular revolts of the twentieth century. In the same year Soviet tanks were violently suppressing the Revolution in Hungary, when the Hungarian water polo team was winning over Russia in the Olympic pool in Melbourne. This event is sometimes described as the bloodiest water polo match in history. While telling the story of 1956 in part through fictional lead characters, the film-makers simultaneously recreated many of the key public events of the Revolution, including the huge demonstrations and the street fights in the of Budapest.

 

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Sculpture exhibition at HICC

May 10 – 15

Inauguration on May 9, Saturday at 6 pm

 

BEING A CHILD

Solo exhibition by French artist Christine Margotin

 

In this exhibition, Christine Margotin brings us back to childhood, a crucial period of life that «one should never completely leave» as she likes to state. What can be learned from observing children? What can we -adults- gain in reconnecting somewhat with our childhood? The artist explores the dialectics between childhood and adulthood through 3 series of artworks sculptures of life-size children playing to simple games, sculptures of children showing joyful or moving attitudes, 3D-canvases displaying messages about childhood.

 

Christine Margotin is a French artist who lives in Delhi since 2009. She works in 3D, mostly by making bronze sculptures of people engaged in actions that inspired joy or compassion to her.

 

(on view from 10 am to 6 pm)

 

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Film Screening at HICC

May 17, Sunday, 6 pm – 9 pm

 

QUESTIONING LIFE AND BEYOND THROUGH FILMS

Films of Seema Kohli, presented by Habiart Foundation

 

Habiart presents selected eight experiential video performances, including Swayamsiddha - Myth, Mind and Movement; Parikrima and Unending Dance of Light- Raks E Shams. The artist would be resent for an interactive session with the audience.

 

Seema Kohli's works reveal a claiming of feminine subjectivities, an altered concept of feminine sexuality. Her art practice involves various disciplines from drawing, painting, sculptures, installations and performance.

The most significant one to emerge out of liner forms and paintings is ‘Performance Art’. Decay, hybridisation and transformation: Creating new identity; reshaping belongings, intimacy; a dialogue of matter and memory all these constitute the language of her work.

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Painting Exhibition at HICC

May 26 – Aug 28

 

CHILDREN’S PRIZE WINNING PAINTINGS

Theme: Hungarian folktales

 

The exhibition features the best of the award winning paintings of the on-the-spot children`s painting competition hosted by HICC in February 2015. The theme of this year`s event was Hungarian folktales.

 

(On view from 10 am to 4 pm, weekdays only)

 

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Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre reserves the right to change the dates and programs.

 

HUNGARIAN INFORMATION AND CULTURAL CENTRE
1/A Janpath, New Delhi-110011 (near Hotel Claridges)
Tel: 011- 23014497, 23014992
Email:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Website: www.delhi.balassiintezet.hu

 

 

 

 

Programmes in April 2015

 

 

Exhibition at IGNCA

MARCH 24 – April 10

 

Fascinated by the Orient – Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862–1943)

curated by Dr. Ágnes Kelecsényi, collection of the Hungarian Academy of Science

 

Sir Marc Aurel Stein was a prominent Hungarian archaeologist, primarily known for his explorations and archaeological discoveries in Central Asia. He was also a professor at various Indian universities. An extraordinary man, who advanced human knowledge on many fronts and pursued dramatic adventure with scientific purpose.

 

(On view from 10 am to  4 pm) 

 

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Art Exhibition at HICC

March 30 – April 2

Inauguration on March 30, Monday at 6 pm

 

COLORS OF JOY

Art Show by Neelam Mansharamani (India)

 

Neelam has been holding 27 painting exhibitions nationally and internationally (including ICCR) and attended several art camps. Her only child, Chirag has been differently abled after his father`s death and since then he has been the source of inspiration of his mother at every stage of life.

 

Neelam Mansharamani has done a Certificate Course in Child Brain Development from Philadelphia (USA) and impart lectures to help parents of special children. She has been recipient of several awards, like Bronze Medal at the ASIAD 82, Star Media Award for being an Eminent Social Worker & a Specialist in Child Health Care & as an Artist, Sindhi Sur Vibhushan Award and recently was awarded as a Best Mother on Mother’s Day at the Mauritius High Commission.

 

 (On view from 10 am to  4 pm) 

 

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Painting Exhibition at HICC

APRIL 7 – 12

Inauguration on April 7, Tuesday at 6 pm

 

SOULS OF FLOWERS

Flowers and plants artfully combined by Violaine Vaganay (France)

 

"Deliberately humble in front of my task, amazed in front of God's gifts to us, flowers are a subtle palette of colours that inspired me for this exhibition." - quotes the artist.

 

Violaine Vaganayis an engineer converted into a painter in the middle of her career. Painting is a source of joy and serenity for her. In admiration with nature, she decided to guide us into a fantasy instant where flowers are dancing and swaying across the air. Her delicate ability captures subtle blooms, fragile petals, wild stems bending to the wind or the strength of a tree.

 

(On view from 10 am to 6 pm)

 

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Children programme at HICC

APRIL 9 - 10, THURSDAY - FRIDAY, 10-12 am

 

EASTER DELIGHT

Egg painting workshop

 

Painting eggs is a Hungarian folk tradition during Easter related to the revival of nature at spring time. The Hungarian Centre celebrates the joy of Easter with a workshop for school children to paint Easter eggs. During the two day workshop, the young and talented artists (including underprivileged children) would learn different techniques of painting eggs.

 

(Entry by invitation only)

 

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Classical Music Concert Series

APRIL 9 - 16

 

KODÁLY STRING QUARTET

on their 6th tour to India

 

Our Centre is pleased to present a concert series by the world famous Kodály String Quartet in cooperation with National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, Consulate General of Hungary in Mumbai, Poona Music Society, Baha`i House of Worship, Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi. The members of the quartet are Attila Falvay (violin), Ferenc Bangó (violin), János Fejérvári (viola) and György Éder (violoncello).

 

April 10, Friday, 7:30 pm

Baha`i Auditorium, New Delhi

April 12, Sunday

Mazda Hall, Pune

April 14-15, Tues-Wed

NCPA, Mumbai

 

 

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Photo Exhibition at HICC

14 APRIL - 8 MAY

Inauguration on April 14, Tuesday at 6 pm

 

GLIMPSES OF HUNGARIAN WILDLIFE

Nature photos by József Mesterházi

 

An amazing display of native birds and animals from the Bakony Mountains and Lake Balaton regions of Hungary, taken by a passionate forester and photo artist József Mesterházi. A person one with nature, he captures the rare moments of animal and forest life in their own habitat, the changes and the eternal secrets of nature.

 

József Mesterházi had various exhibitions in Hungary. His photographs have been published as illustrations in children's books. He is also the recipient of the award of Hunting Press, and his photographs have been published regularly in a great number of hunters' magazines in Hungary. His mission is to get children acquainted with forests at a young age and to make them responsible citizens who will love and protect nature.

 

(On view from 10 am to 4 pm, weekdays only)

 

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European Film Festival at HICC

APRIL 15 - 20

 

20th EU FILM FESTIVAL - 2015

Screenings at Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre

 

The EU Film Festival in India is a regular initiative that presents a selection of contemporary European films to the Indian public in major cities: Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Jodhpur. The festival includes a bouquet of films from 20 countries, that give reflections of the cultural streams of Europe and stories that describe the European life in certain socio-economic and cultural environments.

 

 

15 April, Wed, 5 pm 

Hungary - The Ambassador To Bern (76 min)

16  April, Thurs, 7 pm

Netherland - Soof (96 m)

18 April, Sat, 5 pm

Poland - Ida (82 min)

20 April, Mon, 5 pm

Germany - The Age of Cannibals  (93 min)

20 April, Mon, 6:45 pm

Slovakia -The Candidate (106 m)

 

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European Film Festival at HICC

APRIL 15, THURSDAY, 5 pm

 

AMBASSADOR TO BERN (A berni követ)

Feature film, directed by Attila Szász (2014), colour, 76 min

 

A fictional account of the 1958 attack against the Hungarian Embassy in Bern, the film is based on a true story about the aftermath of the 1956 Hungarian revolution. Uprising, a spontaneous nationwide revolt that was eventually crushed by Soviet forces, the political thriller chronicles the events of Aug 16, 1958, when two armed Hungarian defectors break into the Hungarian Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, and take the ambassador hostage. The film shows that the emotional and political fallout from a war often has long-lasting effects.

A tense, twist-filled drama plays out behind the closed doors of the Embassy, and the international relations soon begin to boil: Hungary’s government demands immediate action, Swiss policemen surround the building and Hungarian immigrants demonstrate on the street.

 

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Fábri Film Club at HICC

APRIL 16, THURSDAY, 6 pm

 

FREEDOM FLIGHT (Szabadság különjárat)

Feature film, directed by Péter Fazekas (2012), colour, duration: 53 minutes

 

Freedom Flight deals with a theme that is a highlighted subject of Hungarian cinema nowadays. In 1956 three Hungarian young men tried to hijack the Budapest-Szolnok domestic flight in Hungary in order to flee to the West and start a new free life there.

 

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Literary Evening at HICC

APRIL 17, FRIDAY, 6 pm

 

THE DAY OF HUNGARIAN POETRY

Lecture on János Arany by Dr. Margit Köves

 

János Arany (1817-1882) left one of the most lasting corpus of work in Hungarian literature as an essayist, critic and translator of drama. His poetry and epics reflect the unattainability of balance between the ideal world and reality. The variety of Arany’s work and his engagement with aesthetics, tradition and poetic language explain why his work is selected on the Day of Hungarian Poetry. On the literary evening Arany’s work will be recited in Hungarian, Hindi and English.

 

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Language Students Programme at HICC

APRIL 24, FRIDAY, 6 pm

 

CSOMA DE KŐRÖS COMMEMORATIVE DAY

Distribution of the Alexander Csoma de Kőrös Prize of Hungarology

 

On the occasion of the 231st birth anniversary of Alexander Csoma De Kőrös (renowned Hungarian Scholar and Tibetologist) prize for Hungarian studies will be distributed to the outstanding students.

 

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Children’s Programme at HICC

APRIL 30, THURSDAY, 6 pm

 

AWARD CEREMONY

of prize winning paintings

 

The winners of the 36th on-the-spot painting competition (held in February with a participation of 120 children of  6 to 16 years) will be felicitated according to age groups. The paintings are judged by the art executive of the Shankar`s International Children`s Competition. This year the theme of the competition was Hungarian folktales.

 

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Please keep checking our website for exact timings. You may subscribe to our monthly e-Newsletter by sending your details on hicc.delhi@gmail.com. For regular updates, kindly get in touch with us at   

 

Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre reserves the right to change the dates and programs.

 

HUNGARIAN INFORMATION AND CULTURAL CENTRE
1/A Janpath, New Delhi-110011 (near Hotel Claridges)
Tel: 011- 23014497, 23014992
Email:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Website: www.delhi.balassiintezet.hu

 

 

 

 

Programmes in March, 2015

 

 

Photo-Documentary Exhibition at HICC
March 3 – 27

 

15th MARCH, 1848 – THE HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION
Commemorating the Revolution and War of Independence

 

The revolution broke out in Hungary on 15th March, 1848 by students and the young intelligentsia. It grew into a war of independence from Austria, ruled by the Habsburg Monarchy. Many of its leaders and participants, including Lajos Kossuth, István Széchenyi, Sándor Petőfi, are among the most respected national heroes of Hungarian history. Since then, 15th March is a symbol of social renewal and endeavors to make the society a better place of existence.

 

(On view from 10 am to 4 pm)

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Petőfi Book Club at HICC

March 13, Friday, 5 pm

 

CELEBRATING THE 15th MARCH REVOLUTION

Presentation by Dr. Ágnes Kirpalani 

 

The newer revelations and dimensions of the revolution will be a part of the discussion. 

 

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Art show at HICC
March 14 - 17
Inauguration on Saturday, March 14 at 6.30 pm

 

‘ZEST’

Boxes, chairs, ladders, wheels ... and birds by Naresh Kapuria

 

There will be an exciting show of the art works by Naresh Kapuria. The three dimensional work depicts the journey of life towards materialistic and spiritual attainments. Clouds in the art work symbolize the abode of materialistic or spiritual journey. The works portraying materialistic struggle are the ones with chairs where the journey is to attain power "The Chair". The pieces portraying spiritual enlightenment are with ladders "Towards Moksha". The birds in the paintings are the living beings. There is also use on cycle and kite in his works; the wheels of the cycle symbolise "Karma" and the kite symbolises the liberalisation of the spirit.

 

Naresh Kapuria is one of the most creative contemporary artists with over 40 years of experience. His understanding of arts spans diverse disciplines. He has been awarded with the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French Government, Award of excellence from the Romanian Government; The Order of the Crown from the Government of Belgium; the Charles Wallace Trust Award UK and the Triennial of India Award. Naresh Kapuria is an artist by soul, and has designed several Festivals in India and abroad.

 

 

(On view from 11 am to 6 pm)

 

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Inventive Lecture at HICC

March 17, Tuesday, 6 pm

 

SUSAN DOBAY’S VISUAL INTERPRETATION OF MUSIC

A Lecture by Dr. Vimmie Manoj

 

In the Hungarian artist Susan Dobay's visual interpretation of music the reappearance of images as a leitmotif of the thematic design imparts a Symbolic representation. These Symbols in her interpretation seem to communicate the inimitable feelings.

 

Dr. Vimmie Manoj will focus and analyse on the Images & Symbols used by Susan Dobay in her Visual Interpretation of Music.

 


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Fábri Film Club at HICC

March 19, Thursday, 6 pm

 

THE LOST EUROPEAN (Az elveszett európai)

Documentary film, directed by József Sipos (2014), colour & black and white, 54 min

 

Even after the 70th anniversary of the events, it is purposeful to keep the memory of the Holocaust and Raoul Wallenberg vivid. The film attempts to draw a coherent picture about the pre-war Raoul Wallenberg, who is still not a mythic hero. It deals with the early orphaned child who is still a member of one of the wealthiest Swedish families, though never successful in the world of bourgeoisies. We present a valid picture about a man who got a job according to absolutely contingent causes with a Hungarian Jew and whose fate thus became inter-connected with the tragic fate of Eastern-European Jews.

 

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Photo Exhibition at HICC
March 19 - 29
Inauguration on Thursday, March 19 at 7 pm

 

‘MOMENTS’

Group photography exhibition of Hungarian and international photographers

 

We will host a premiere group photography exhibition of five international photographers living in Delhi. They all come from different countries, backgrounds and professions and are connected by the same passion: photography. This exhibition focuses on the magical moments captured through the eyes of the five exhibitors during their wanderings in the Indian subcontinent.


Photographers:

Kata Gerhardt (Hungary) focuses mostly on portraiture and street photography blending black and white and colour images.

 

Melinda Ruck's (Hungary) collection shows black and white as well as colours images of street photography. 

Jagtar Singh's (UK) collection shows colour street photography mostly from Old Delhi which is his absolute favorite area for work.

 

Andreina Gonzalez (Venezuela) showcases her explorations on travel photography. Her images provide an insight into the world's large diversity, capturing the spirit of people with dignity.

Joelle Van Winghem's (Belgium) photography focuses on capturing unique moments in life. Her ongoing 'Silence' pop-up exhibition is also very well received.

 

 

 

(On view from 10 am to 4 pm)

 

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Concert Tour
March 22 - 30

 

JAZZICAL TRIO

Norbert Káel - piano, András Lakatos - percussion and Péter Oláh – double bass

 

All members of Norbert Kael’s Jazzical trio are internationally acclaimed musicians. Their main profile is creating a fusion of classical and jazz styles using a new approach, and creating a unique sound. They arrange popular classical pieces into jazz, keeping their original character and adding a new flavor to them. The trio blends two worlds into one striking and yet tasteful combination.

 

TOUR SCHEDULE

 

March 22, Sunday, 1 pm

NSIT Delhi Moksha 2015

March 22, Sunday, evening

5th Delhi International Jazz Festival by ICCR

March 23-29, Mon-Sun

Different Cities: Rampur, IIT Roorkee …

 

 

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International Conference and Exhibition at IGNCA

March 24 - 26

 

SIR MARC AUREL STEIN WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN LEGACY: RECENT DISCOVERIES AND RESEARCH

Collateral exhibition titled: “Fascinated by the Orient – Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862–1943)”

 

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, in collaboration with the HICC and Embassy of Hungary is organising an international conference featuring several leading international scientists of the subject, with a participation of 2 Hungarian scholars: Dr. Ágnes Kelecsényi (Head of Department, Library and Information Centre, Oriental Collection, Hungarian Academy of Science) and Rita Jeney (M.A. Archaeology and Indology and Lecturer at the Bhaktivedanta College, Budapest).

 

Sir Marc Aurel Stein was a prominent Hungarian archaeologist, primarily known for his explorations and archaeological discoveries in Central Asia. He was also a professor at various Indian universities. An extraordinary man, who advanced human knowledge on many fronts and pursued dramatic adventure with scientific purpose.

 

During the conference, an exhibition from the collection of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Science will be shown.

 

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Book Release at HICC

March 25, Wednesday, 5.30 pm

 

RABINDRANATH TAGORE - ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF GLOBAL RECEPTION

edited by Martin Kämpchen, Imre Bangha and Uma Das Gupta (Editorial Adviser)

 

When Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for his own English translation of Gitanjali (Song Offerings), he became the first non-European to do so, achieving immediate fame. Translations in other languages of this and other works followed.

 

The editors of Rabindranath Tagore: One Hundred Years of Global Reception had asked Tagore experts worldwide to narrate how the Bengali author was received from 1913 until our time. Their thirty-five essays arranged by region or language group inform us about translations, the impact of Tagore’s visits, and his subsequent standing in the world of letters. 

 

Martin Kämpchen born 1948 in Boppard (Germany). After a Ph.D. in German Literature from Vienna, he taught German language in Kolkata. Second Ph.D. in Comparative Religions from Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, where he lives since 1980 as a translator of Rabindranath Tagore's poems from Bengali to German.

 

Dr. Imre Bangha is Associate Professor of Hindi at the University of Oxford. He studied Indology in Budapest and holds a Ph.D. in Hindi from Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. He has published English, Hindi and Hungarian books and articles on literature in Brajbhasha and other forms of old Hindi and prepared Hungarian translations from various South Asian languages.

 

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Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre reserves the right to change the dates and programs.

 

HUNGARIAN INFORMATION AND CULTURAL CENTRE
1/A Janpath, New Delhi-110011 (near Hotel Claridges)
Tel: 011- 23014497, 23014992
Email:
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Programmes in February, 2015

 

 

International Art-works Exhibition at HICC

January 27 - February 26

Inauguration on Tuesday, January 27 at 5 pm

 

COCOS NUCIFERAS
by MD Deleep from France and Switzerland

 

SPIRIT AND MATTER - THREE ARTISTS - THREE GENERATIONS

by Ilona Lovas, Anna Makovecz and Villő Turcsány from Hungary

 

 

The artist MD Deleep, a French-Swiss artist will be presenting his show under the aegis of India Art Fair. He has been travelling and living in India for over twenty years. He began his artistic study with painting workshops and has also initiated his own studio-gallery, among others. Influenced by Marcel Duchamp, his artistic work may be identified as sculpture, but, it actually manifests rather through hybridization. It is through the symbolization of simplest forms into his installations and sculptures, that the nuances and underlying concepts seem to resolve in integrated configurations. With this view, he desires to participate in the journey of this power that is ardently obvious in this particular ambiance that permeates through the atmosphere of India. It is his attempt to translate and share emotions and sensations through these intermediaries. 

 

An exhibition-cum-performance, curated by art historian, writer and curator Katalin Keserü, organized by art consultant Anna Bagyó, with the participation of three Hungarian woman artists: Ilona Lovas, Anna Makovecz and Villő Turcsány. The three artists, representing three different generations, coexist well with each other. Their works examine the metamorphosis of matter, body and spirit. These evergreen topics of art are translated into the language of contemporary mediums such as installation, photo and video.

 

Folktales Narrative Session at IGNCA
February 1, Sun, 5-6 pm

 

KATHAKAR - INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLERS FESTIVAL

Participation with folktales by fabulist Laura Nagy, narrated by Daniel Hall from Hungary

 

Daniel Hall graduated in Developmental Psychology from U.K. and has been living in Transylvania and Budapest. He taught English as a freelance instructor to adults and children and has been involved in translating, copy editing, and working as a performance artist in English language theatre and Budapest-based film, television, and commercial voice-overs. His theatre work includes musical theatre productions, direction and writing devised performances, and performance of serious drama by writers including Tennessee Williams, Vaclav Havel, and Joe Orton.

 

 

 

 

February 1

Amphitheatre, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) - New Delhi

Session : 5-6 pm (Story: Love - A recycling tale)

 

Supporting Hungarian organization:                                                           

 

 

 

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Children’s Programme at HICC

February 12, Thursday, 9.30 am - 12 pm

ON THE SPOT CHILDREN’S PAINTING COMPETITION

Theme: Hungarian Folktales

The most awaited and excited annual event for school children is finally here. Around 130 students from various schools of Delhi (including underprivileged children) will participate in this colourful extravaganza. This year’s theme would be “Hungarian Folktales”.

(Entry by invitation only)

 

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Fábri Film Club at HICC

February 19, Thursday, 6 pm

 

HEAVENLY SHIFT (Isteni műszak)

Feature film, directed by Márk Bodzsár (2013), digital, colour, 100 min

 

‘Death does not select, man does’, set in Budapest, Heavenly Shift offers an insight into the everyday lives of an extraordinary ambulance crew. The main character, a young refugee from the Balkan War joins a team of paramedics but inadvertently ends up being involved in the funeral business, in order to finance his fiancee’s rescue from the hostilities…

 

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Literary Evening at HICC

February 27, Friday, 6 pm

 

THE SPACE SENSITIVE SOUL - ANTAL SZERB (1901 - 1945)

Lecture by Dr. Margit Köves

 

Antal Szerb (1901-1945) was a sensitive, reserved, lonely man whose life was connected in many ways with books and libraries. He liked to read in the library of the British Museum and the University Library in Budapest, similarly to his protagonist Bátky in Pendragon-legend. The literary evening that coincides with the 70th death-anniversary of Antal Szerb, a number of Szerb’s novels, short stories, his favourite poems and characters from the world literature will be presented by students of Hungarian language and literature.

 

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Heritage Walk

February 28, Saturday, 9 am

EXPLORING NEW DELHI: FROM BAIKUNTH TO RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN
A long Walk and short Talk by Robinson

 

We have been having an interesting dialogue during the Talks and Walks around New Delhi. The film on the making of New Delhi, followed by walks to Gandhi Smriti, Lodi Gardens, and endless discussions. In the same series, the 5th Heritage walk will explore the lanes, roundabouts leading to the Rashtrapati Bhavan and will look at the grand design of the City, as envisaged by Lutyens and Baker. The stories behind the decision to choose Raisina Hills, the conflict of ideas, the distinctive Indian elements, the art works, and lesser known aspects of the area around it; celebrate, remember the hard-work of countless unnamed Indian artisans and workers who played an integral role in making of the Capital, which we proudly call as New Delhi, today.

Warm smiles and Good walking shoes are essential.

 

Robinson, an alumnus of St. Stephen's College, Delhi is a Theologian, Meditation Practitioner, Poet, Art Critic and Curator of Heritage Walks, primarily based in Delhi. He describes himself as a traveler in life, who intends to journey well. He has been documenting the city, the known and the unknown for the last two decades.

                                                                                                                     

 

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International Art-works Exhibition Finissage at HICC

February 26,  Saturday, 5 pm

 

COCOS NUCIFERAS
by MD Deleep (Marc Delorme) from Switzerland

 

SPIRIT AND MATTER - THREE LADIES - THREE GENERATIONS

by Ilona Lovas, Anna Makovecz and Villő Turcsány from Hungary

 

The closing ceremony of the exhibition opened on 27th January will be held with great show and pomp at the premises as a gesture of high tribute to the International Art-works and the artists.

 

    

 

 

 

Programmes in January 2015

 

 

Fábri Film Club at HICC

January 15, Thursday, 7 pm

 

AMBASSADOR TO BERN (A berni követ)

Feature film, directed by Attila Szász (2014), colour, 75 min

 

A fictional account of the 1958 attack against the Hungarian Embassy in Bern, the film is based on a true story about the aftermath of the 1956 Hungarian revolution. Uprising, a spontaneous nationwide revolt that was eventually crushed by Soviet forces, the political thriller chronicles the events of Aug 16, 1958, when two armed Hungarian defectors break into the Hungarian embassy in Bern, Switzerland, and take the ambassador hostage. The film, shows that the emotional and political fallout from a war often has long-lasting effects.

A tense, twist-filled drama plays out behind the closed doors of the embassy, and the international relations soon begin to boil: Hungary’s government demands immediate action, Swiss policemen surround the building and Hungarian immigrants demonstrate on the street.

 

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Concert Tour

January 22 - February 1

 

SERIES OF FLUTE AND PIANO RECITAL
by Dávid Simon(flute) and János Palojtay(piano)

 

Dávid Simon (flutist, composer, educator)studied at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest and at the University of Music and Theater. He complemented his skills by studying baroque flute at the Michael Schmidt Casdorff. Since 1996 he has several national and international awards to his credit. As a composer he has also won special prize of the Béla Bartók competition, organized for the young Hungarian composers. He has played with various acclaimed orchestras.

 

János Palojtay (pianist, soloist, improviser, and composer) began to play piano at the young age of five and began his training of talented students in music at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. He has won several International prizes and participated as a soloist in many international festivals. He has been improvising since his childhood days and won the Improvisation Contest of the Béla Bartók Conservatory, Budapest and later went on to study composition there. He is a part of the famous Ludwig Ensemble and has played with various well known orchestras and opera.

He has been committed towards chamber music and is a founding member of the Classicus Ensemble, which has held the post of Artist in Residence at Central European University, Budapest, since 2010, apart from performing at other prestigious venues.

 

    

 TOUR SCHEDULE

January 22, Thursday

Jaipur City Palace - Jaipur

 

January 24, Saturday, 6.30 pm

India International Centre - New Delhi

 

January 25, Sunday, 11 am

Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature - New Delhi

 

January 25, Sunday, 6 pm

Neemrana Fort Palace - Neemrana/Rajasthan

 

January 29, Thursday

IIT Guwahati Cultural Festival - IIT-Guwahati

 

January 31, Saturday, 6 pm

Calcutta School of Music - Kolkata

 

February 1, Sunday

Master Class at Calcutta School of Music - Kolkata

 

 

Supporting Hungarian organization:                                                           

 

 

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Petőfi Book Club at HICC

January 23, Friday, 5 pm

 

DAY OF HUNGARIAN CULTURE

A presentation by Dr. Ágnes Kirpalani

 

January 22 is the Day of Culture in Hungary. It is the day, when Hungarian poet Ferenc Kölcsey (1790-1838) has finished the HIMNUSZ, the verses of the Hungarian Anthem, in 1823. The music was composed by Ferenc Erkel (1810-1893) and is played by orchestra, or sung on each national festive occasion.

This presentation will be given as another tribute to this day.

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Concert Tour
January 23 - February 1

PERCUSSION AND PIANO DUO

Szilveszter Miklós and Máté Pozsár

 

Szilveszter Miklós (percussions)

He graduated from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. A young and talented jazz musician, drum teacher and percussionist, member of various bands and music formations.

 

Máté Pozsár (piano)

A young and gifted jazz pianist, also graduated from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. A teacher of jazz music and the recipient of various national and international awards, he is a part of various bands.

 

 TOUR SCHEDULE

 

January 23 - 24, Fri-Sat

IIM Ahmedabad Cultural Festival - Ahmedabad

January 25 - 26, Sun-Mon

IIT Gandhinagar Cultural Festival - Gandhinagar

January 29 - 31, Thurs-Sat

IIM Bangalore Cultural Festival - Bangalore

February 1  -  2,  Sun-Mon

Chennai - with SPIC MACAY

 

Hungarian National FundSupporting Hungarian organization:                                                           

 

 

 

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International Art-works Exhibition at HICC

January 27 - February 28

Inauguration on Tuesday, January 27 at 5 pm

 

COCOS NUCIFERAS
by MD Deleep from France and Switzerland

 

SPIRIT AND MATTER - THREE ARTISTS - THREE GENERATIONS

by Ilona Lovas, Anna Makovecz and Villő Turcsány from Hungary

 

 

The artist MD Deleep, a French-Swiss artist will be presenting his show under the aegis of India Art Fair. He has been travelling and living in India for over twenty years. He began his artistic study with painting workshops and has also initiated his own studio-gallery, among others. Influenced by Marcel Duchamp, his artistic work may be identified as sculpture, but, it actually manifests rather through hybridization. It is through the symbolization of simplest forms into his installations and sculptures, that the nuances and underlying concepts seem to resolve in integrated configurations. With this view, he desires to participate in the journey of this power that is ardently obvious in this particular ambiance that permeates through the atmosphere of India. It is his attempt to translate and share emotions and sensations through these intermediaries. 

 

An exhibition-cum-performance, curated by art historian, writer and curator Katalin Keserü, organized by art consultant Anna Bagyó, with the participation of three Hungarian woman artists: Ilona Lovas, Anna Makovecz and Villő Turcsány. The three artists, representing three different generations, coexist well with each other. Their works examine the metamorphosis of matter, body and spirit. These evergreen topics of art are translated into the language of contemporary mediums such as installation, photo and video.

 

 

(On view from 10 am to 4 pm, weekdays only)

                      
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Folktales Narrative Sessions at HICC and IGNCA
January 30 - February 2

KATHAKAR - INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLERS FESTIVAL

Participation with folktales by fabulist Laura Nagy, narrated by Daniel Hall from Hungary

 

Daniel Hall graduated in Developmental Psychology from U.K. and has been living in Transylvania and Budapest. He has taught English as a freelance instructor to adults and children and has been involved in translating, copy editing, and working as a performance artist in English language theatre and Budapest-based film, television, and commercial voice-overs. His theatre work includes musical theatre productions, direction and writing devised performances, and performance of serious drama by writers including Tennessee Williams, Vaclav Havel, and Joe Orton.

 

January 30, Friday, 11.00 - 11.30 am

Hungarian Cultural Centre - New Delhi

Folktales from Hungary as a part of Open Day for Schools

January  31 - February 2

Amphitheatre, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) - New Delhi

Day 1, Sat, Session : 4-5 pm, Folktales from Europe (Hungarian participation)

Day 2, Sun, Session : 5-6 pm, Folk stories from Hungary

Day 3, Mon, Session : 10-11 am, Folk stories from Hungary

 

 

Supporting Hungarian organization:   Hungarian National Fund                                                        

 

 

 

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Children’s Programme at HICC
January 30, Friday, 9.30 am - 11 am

 

OPEN DAY FOR SCHOOLS

Introduction on Hungary by Johanna Balchandani

 

This exclusive programme for school children introduces Hungary in terms of its history, geography, people, art and culture. A short documentary film gives a brief snapshot of the country’s landscapes and a firsthand experience on the rich and vibrant culture of Hungary. The students may also get a chance to view the ongoing exhibition at the gallery of the Centre and listen the Folktales from Daniel Hall.

(Entry by invitation only)

 

 


Film Festivals - January

PARTICIPATION WITH HUNGARIAN FILMS

 

Schedule

Film Sessions

January 19 - 21

Bhowanipore  Film Society - Kolkata

 

 



 

 

Programmes in December, 2014

 

 

Live Concert

December 1 - 15


CLARINET AND PIANO DUO
by Péter Szűcs and Péter Kiss

 

Péter Szűcs (clarinet)is a graduate from Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music and is currently a part of the doctoral (DLA) program at the Academy. The most important influences in the development of the young artist came with the association and lectures of various eminent musicians. He has been a prize-winner at several international competitions. Besides playing compositions of classicism and romanticism, he has a special interest in the music of 20th and 21st century. As a chamber musician, he frequently collaborates with many well known Hungarian ensembles and orchestras.

 

Péter Kiss(piano) began to play piano at the age of 9 and is a doctoral student at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. He won several prizes at national and international competitions. He has toured in several European countries and in the USA and as a chamber musician, he has been a part of various music festivals and summer courses. He got his first CD made in 2007. He is committed for contemporary music and made several world and national premieres, followed by radio recordings. He has also worked several times with UMZE Ensemble. He is also a member of Trio Inception and Ludium Ensemble and is primarily focused on the works of György Kurtág.

 

They were recently on a tour to Europe and gave contemporary music concerts in Paris, London, Rome, Helsinki, Warsaw, Tallin, Bucharest and Bratislava.

 

 

TOUR SCHEDULE

 

December  2, Tuesday, 6 pm

HICC

December  5, Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Christmas Concert for needy Children (CSR event, HICC)

(Entry by separate invitation only)

December  7, Sunday, 7 pm                    

Christmas Concert (HICC)

December  8 - 10, Mon - Wed

NCPA, Mumbai

 

 

Exhibition at HICC

December 2 - 19
Inauguration on Tuesday, December 2 at 6 pm

 

LIVING HUNGARIAN FOLK ART

A Collection of Art Works

 

The folk art of Hungary is passed on faithfully from one generation to another in music, dance, crafts, and costume.

 

Works of master craftsmen and women will be showcased ranging from wood carvings to egg painting, embroideries, handlooms, potteries, and folk costumes.

 

(On view from 10 am to 4 pm, weekdays only)

 

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Children’s Programme at HICC

December 5, Friday, 10 am - 1 pm

 

MIKULÁS DAY

A CSR Initiative

 

Christmas is celebrated in different ways throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Commonly, the festivities in most of the regions begin with the period of Advent, which is four weeks prior to Christmas and the feast of Saint Nicholas on the 6th of December. On this day, known as Mikulás Day in Hungary, when children set their shoes or boots out overnight to get fruits, nuts, candies from the old Mikulás. Like the past three years, He will be coming to the lawns of the Hungarian Centre to give out presents to over 100 underprivileged children.

 

With your generous support, we can bring smiles to some innocent faces. Let us make this event bigger than the last three years!

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Fábri Film Club at HICC

December 11, Thursday, 6 pm

 

THE PAUL STREET BOYS (A Pál utcai fiúk)

Feature film, directed by Zoltán Fábri (1969), colour, 104 min

 

This American-Hungarian co-production, based on Ferenc Molnár's world famous novel, a classic 'A Pál utcai fiúk', takes place in the early 1900s in Budapest and tells the story of two rival gangs of young boys who lay their claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence. Just when things get out of hand, however, the problem is “solved” by the municipal authority, which takes over the lot for future development.

 

The film was nominated for Oscar Award in 1969.

 

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Film Festivals

December 12 - 27

 

PARTICIPATION WITH HUNGARIAN FILMS

 

Schedule

Festivals

Venue

 

December          12 - 19

International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)

Trivandrum, Kerala

December          18 - 25

Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF)

Chennai

December          20 - 27

Klhapur International Film Festival

Kolhapur

 

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Heritage Walk

December 13, Saturday, 9 am onwards

                                                                 

BAIKUNTH (THE HERITAGE BUILDING) AND GANDHI SMRITI
Remembrance and Commemoration - Lecture by Robinson

 

Delhi has been known as a city of monuments and yet what most people miss out on, are its unique roads, lanes, gardens and memorial buildings, which have a history of their own. The walk and talk will explore the Hungarian Centre’s building, its rich legacy, some of the lanes around it, and will end with a visit to the Gandhi Smriti (Tees January Marg), leading to a moment of silence in these chaotic times. Come and be part of this experience with an open mind!

 

Robinson, an alumnus of St. Stephen's College, Delhi is a Theologian, Meditation Practitioner, Poet, Art Critic and Curator of Heritage Walks, primarily based in Delhi. He describes himself as a traveler in life, who intends to journey well.

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Petőfi Book Club at HICC

December 15, Monday, 5 pm

 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S FOLK CUSTOMS OF HUNGARY

Lecture by Dr. Ágnes Kirpalani

 

In this festive season we will discuss various Hungarian folk traditions associated with Christmas and New Year like the Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day, St. Nicholas Day, St. Lucy’s Day, and many more.

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Education Fair

November – December

 

EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION FAIR IN INDIA

A European Union Initiative (Study in Hungary)

 

Date

Time

City

Venue

November 30 –

December 01

Day 1:
11 am - 6 pm,
Day 2:

09.30 am - 6 pm

Delhi

NSIC Exhibition Complex (Outer Ring Road, NSIC Estate, Near Govindpuri Metro Station, Okhla Phase III)

December 03

 

9 am - 6 pm

Bengaluru

The Lalit Ashok Hotel (Seshadipuram)

December 05

 

9 am - 6 pm

Kolkata

The Stadel (Salt Lake)

 

 

 

 

 

Programmes in November 2014

 

Photo Documentary Exhibition at HICC

Until November 7

 

1956 - THE HOPE OF FREEDOM

The Hungarian Revolution

“The people of Hungary shed blood to show the world its devotion to freedom and truth.”

                                                                          István Bibó, Minister of State, 4 November, 1956

The exhibition commemorates the 58th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the “Iron Curtain”, and Hungary becoming a democratic republic. The changes in Hungary catalyzed the political processes that led to the break-down of the communist systems in the region and the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

                                                        

(On view from 10 am to 4 pm, weekdays only)

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Live Concert

October 31 - November 2

 

CLARINET / SAXOPHONE AND PIANO RECITAL
by Péter Horváth and Beáta Gincsai

Péter Horváth is a professional saxophonist and clarinetist. He graduated from the world famous Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, as a Master of Music in 2008. Now, he is a member of the Zugló Philharmonic Orchestra and was a former member of top symphony orchestras in Hungary. He has won numerous competitions and has been performing at various concert halls in Hungary and abroad, like The Palace of Arts in Budapest and The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.


Beáta Gincsai began to play piano at the young age of 6. She has been bestowed with numerous prizes at various music competitions and had graduated from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music as a Master of Piano and Teaching in 2010. She accompanies other instrumentalists and singers.

 

Beáta and Péter have been playing together for the past two years  

TOUR SCHEDULE

 

October       31, Friday, 6 pm

 

Musical Recital at Literary Evening, commemorating the Holocaust (HICC)

November     2, Sunday, 7 pm

Live Concert at Delhi International Art Festival in cooperation with Delhi Music Society, (India Habitat Centre, Stein Auditorium)

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Painting Exhibition at HICC

November 11 - 28

Inauguration on Tuesday, November 11 at 6 pm

 

FROM YAMUNA TO BABBA

Myths and Legends from India and Hungary by Rozália Hummel

 

I was only interested in painting what my deepest inspiration told me to do. And the eternal quest vibrated in my soul about Eternity, Love and how to live these emotions in everyday life.


says Rozália Hummel

 

Rozália's ideology is to introduce the cosmic body of the Great River Yamuna, Goddess of North India, and Babba Mária, the Mother Goddess of Central Europe. She started her artistic career in France in 1979 and visited India in 1981 for the first time. After that she continued her association with the country to discover Indian art and philosophy.   

(On view from 10 am to 4 pm, weekdays only)                     

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Live Concert at HICC

November 13, Thursday, 7 pm

 

‘THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC’ by the Capital City Minstrels

20th Anniversary Celebration of Delhi’s Leading Choir

 

2014 - A milestone year for the Choir, the Capital City Minstrels celebrates 20 years of ‘making music’, this year! The forthcoming November concerts are the high points of celebration. CCM will be performing songs taken from their music repertoire of the past 20 years, including Hungarian song. Ms. Carolin Rémyhas been conducting CCM consistently for the third year. This time, the singers will be supported by the well-known Nise Meruno and Suchet Malhotraon piano and percussion, respectively. 

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Children’s Programme at HICC

November 18, Tuesday, 9.30 am - 12 pm

 

OPEN DAY FOR SCHOOLS

Introduction on Hungary by Johanna Balchandani

 

This exclusive programme for school children introduces Hungary in terms of its history, geography, people, art and culture. A short documentary film gives a brief snapshot of the country’s landscapes and a firsthand experience on the rich and vibrant culture of Hungary. The students may also get a chance to view the ongoing exhibition at the gallery of the Centre.

(By invitation only)

 

 

Book Release at HICC

November 19, Wednesday, 6 pm

 

AMRITA SHER-GIL – ART AND LIFE – A Reader

Edited by Yashodhara Dalmia

Published by Oxford University Press

Presentation of Amrita Sher-Gil, Paris, Bloomsbury Group by art historian G.H.R. Tillotson, and a special screening of the film Amrita Sher-Gil: The Bridge Builder, directed by Ebrahim Alkazi, will be special highlights of the evening

 

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Fábri Film Club at HICC

November 20, Thursday, 6 pm

 

APACHES ON THE DANUBE (Apacsok)

Feature film, directed by FerencTörök (2010), colour, 70 min

 

After the 1956 revolution, Imre Horváth chooses a very strange way of resistance: He forms a new native Indian tribe along with his friends by the side of river Danube, away from western civilization. Their life and culture, however, provokes the authorities very soon…

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Literary Evening at HICC

November 21, Friday, 6 pm

 

UNDER COLD STARS - SÁNDOR MÁRAI (1900 - 1989)

Lecture by Dr. Margit Köves

 

The literary evening will be held to commemorate Sándor Márai, the poet, playwright and novelist on his twenty-fifth death anniversary. He was primarily a prose writer, and his novels like Embers, The Rebels, Esther’s Inheritance, Casanova in Bolzano, and Potraits of a Marriage were written in Europe between 1930 and 1942. These have been rediscovered and translated into English and many other languages. Readings from his poems, essays and novels in English, Hindi and Hungarian original will present Márai, the “Noble bourgeois” and his philosophical preoccupations.

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Folk Music Concert and Tour

November 21 - 28


2nd WORLD PERCUSSION FESTIVAL and INDIA TOUR
Participation of Kákics Ensemble from Hungary

 

The Kákics Folk Ensemble was founded in 1997. The band is well known among the Hungarian folk music enthusiasts for its regular concerts and folk dance events. The ensemble made several tours in Ecuador, Peru, Italy, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Sweden, and Norway with a great success. Their songs are usually accompanied by specific musical instruments of the original times, known as Hungarian peasant instruments of the old traditions.

The band has a diverse repertoire. Apart from the chants of poor young men who fled from military service, choosing the outlaws fate, the ensemble also plays the songs having contemporary and eternal words of folk traditions that permit the audience to enter the world of Hungarian peasants.

TOUR SCHEDULE

 

November       23, Sunday, 7 pm

2nd World Percussion Festival (Old Fort – Purana Quilaila, New Delhi)

November       24 - 28, Mon - Fri                         

Concerts (Various cities)

 

(Please check our website for more information)

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Film Festivals

November - December

 

PARTICIPATION WITH HUNGARIAN FILMS

 

Schedule

Festivals

Venue

 

November          10 - 17

International Forum of New Cinema (Cine Central Calcutta)

Basusree Cinema, Kolkata

 

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Education Fair

November - December

 

EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION FAIR IN INDIA

A European Union Initiative (Study in Hungary)

 

Date

Time

Venue

November          30 - 01 December

Day 1:
11 am - 6 pm,
Day 2:
09.30 am - 6 pm

NSIC Exhibition Complex (Outer Ring Road, NSIC Estate, Near Govindpuri Metro Station, Okhla Phase III), New Delhi

 

 

 

Programmes in October 2014

 

 

HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE COURSE

 

Classes for beginners are held twice a week on Mondays and Fridays from 6.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.



 

 

 

October 10, Friday, 6 pm

Petőfi Book Club at HICC

 

COMMEMORATING  THE 200TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF MIKLÓS YBL,

A WORLD FAMOUS HUNGARIAN ARCHITECT

Lecture by Dr. Ágnes Kirpalani

 

Miklós Ybl (1814- 1891) was one of Europe's leading architects in the mid to late nineteenth century as well as Hungary's most influential architect during his career. His most well-known work is the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest. Many of his buildings have been known to be the determinant elements of the cityscape of Budapest like the Saint Stephen's Basilica, the Rác Baths, the former Palace of Customs, and the throne room and Krisztinaváros wing of the Royal Palace. He also built countless churches, apartments and castles in the provinces. The annual architectural prize founded in 1953 was named after him in his honor.      

 

October 13 – 22

Music and Dance Tour

CSILLAGSZEMŰEK (STARRY EYED)
Folk-Dance group from Hungary

The ˝Csillagszemûek˝, regularly performs at the Hungarian Dance-Performers’ Star-gala, Opera House, and takes part in famous dance and festival events in Hungary. The ensemble was awarded with the Prize of Hungarian Heritage in 1998 and with the Prize of European Dance in 2003. They performed for the Emperor of Japan at the Castle Museum of Esztergom, and also in Strasbourg at the European Parliament on the occasion of Hungary’s introduction.

 

The Csillagszemûek represent HUNGARY in all major cities of Europe, New Zealand, and Japan. After a successful tour to 13 Indian cities, the group performed at the Delhi International Arts Festival in 2012. This will be the ensemble’s second visit to India and will participate in the 1st International Folk Dance and Music Festival by ICCR. 

 

 

PERFORMANCE TOUR SCHEDULE

 

October   13, Monday

Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi (ICCR)

October   14 - 15              

Jaipur (ICCR)

October   16 - 19

Saharanpur, Dehradun (SPIC MACAY)

October   20 - 22       

New Delhi




October 18 - November 2

Music Concert Tour

 

CLARINET/ SAXOPHONE AND PIANO RECITAL
by Péter Horváth and Beáta Gincsai

Péter Horváth is a professional saxophon and clarinet player. He graduated from the world famous Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, as a Master of Music in 2008. He is now a member of the Zugló Philharmonic Orchestra and was a former member of leading symphony orchestras in Hungary. He has won numerous competitions and has been performing at various concert halls in Hungary and abroad, like The Palace of Arts in Budapest and The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.


Beáta Gincsai began to play piano at the young age of 6. She has been bestowed with numerous prizes at various music competitions. She has graduated from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music as a Master of Piano and Teaching in 2010. She accompanies other instrumentalists and singers.

 

Beáta and Péter have been playing together for the past two years.

 


CONCERT SCHEDULE  

 

October       18, Saturday

IIT Delhi - Rendezvous 2014

October       21 - 22         

SPIC MACAY, Chennai          

October       23 - 28       

Sri Lanka

October       31, Friday

HICC (as a part of Literary Evening)

November   2, Sunday                         

Delhi International Arts Festival, India Habitat Centre

 

 

October 20 - November 7

Photo Documentary Exhibition at HICC

 

1956 - THE HOPE OF FREEDOM

The Hungarian Revolution

“The people of Hungary shed blood to show the world its devotion to freedom and truth.”

                                                                         (István Bibó, Minister of State, 4 November, 1956)

The exhibition commemorates the 58th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the “Iron Curtain”, and Hungary becoming a democratic Republic. The changes in Hungary catalyzed the political processes that led to the break-down of the communist systems in the region and the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

 

(On view from 10 am till 4 pm, weekdays only) 

 

 

October 30, Thursday, 6 pm

Fábri Film Club at HICC

 

MEPHISTO

Directed by István Szabó (1981), colour, 154 min

 

The German actor Hendrik Höfgen is driven by immense ambition in the thirties' Germany. In the theatre of Hamburg he prepares himself for the great task by tremendous efforts. He marries the rich Barbara Bruckner and goes to Berlin. Finally he can play the dream of his life, Mephisto in Faust. After the great success all his thoughts and time are occupied by the stage, not realising how he commits himself more and more to the Nazi.

The film, an adaptation of Klaus Mann’s novel ‘Mephisto’, was awarded the Academy Award in 1981 for the best Foreign Language Film.

 

 

 

October 31, Friday, 6 pm

Literary Evening at HICC

 

THE HOLOCAUST AND A LOST GENERATION IN HUNGARIAN LITERATURE

Lecture by Dr. Margit Köves

 

The Lost Generation we refer to those Hungarian Writers and Poets  who perished in 1944, some of the best writers and poets of their generation: Miklós Radnóti, Antal Szerb, Andor Endre Gelléri, Károly Pap, György Bálint and Gábor Halász. In the evening, we will be remembering their works and lives. Along with them, we also remember those who have helped in the survival of other members of the generation, that is, the poets János Pilinszky and Ágnes Nemes Nagy, and the Nobel-Prize winning writer, Imre Kertész. Their poems and prose will be read in English, Hindi, and Hungarian by students of Hungarian Language and Literature.

A clarinet-piano recital will also be performed by Péter Horváth and Beáta Gincsai during the programme.

 

HUNGARIAN FILM SESSIONS OUTSIDE DELHI

 

 

Until October     02

Mysore Film Society

Dasara Film Festival, Mysore

October              29

Department of SFUS, North Campus, Delhi University

Little Europe Film Festival, Delhi University

 

 

 

 

 

Programmes for September, 2014

 

September 1 - 26

Hungarian Language Registration at HICC

 

STUDYING HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE

Registration for the course

 

Those who are interested in learning Hungarian language, spoken only by 15 million people in the world, can register at HICC. Application forms are available at the reception from 1st September on weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm.
The course is free of charge both for beginners and intermediate classes.

 

 

 

September 1 - 5

Inauguration on Monday, September 1 at 6 pm

Group Exhibition at HICC

 

COLOURS OF NATURE

Curated by Seema Kashyap

The exhibition organized by Artists Color Group showcases paintings, sculptures and prints by 15 contemporary and professional Indian artists from various parts of the country,  including Seema Kashyap, Harpal Singh, Rozy Goyal, Saru Sharma, Sahil Jain, Sangeeta Singh, Nirupama Singh, Manoj Pathak, and others. This time works on nature and its colors will be displayed.

(On view from 10 am – 4 pm)

 

 

September 4 - 5
Inauguration on Thursday, September 4 at 10:30 am

Symposium at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi

 

SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL ALEXANDER CSOMA DE KŐRÖS SYMPOSIUM
On Buddhist Transcreations in Tibetan Literature and Art

The Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) is organizing a two-day symposium that focuses on the great Hungarian Scholar Alexander Csoma de Kőrös, presenting Buddhist Transcreations in Tibetan Literature and Art. Dr. Géza Bethlenfalvy, Dr. Margit Köves, Dr. József Gazda  as well as Dr. János Terényi, Ambassador of Hungary will be the Hungarian participants, apart from  renowned International scholars,  at the symposium.  

(Entry only by prior registration with IGNCA)

September 09-19

Inauguration on Tuesday, September 9 at 5 pm

Group Exhibition at HICC

 

RANG SANGAM - Amalgamation of Colors
Presented by Mr. Ranjeet Singh

 

An Indo-Hungarian Art show that aims to develop an artistic bond between India and Hungary. The show is designed jointly by Incredible Art India, Fact India, and Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre. This collaborative show features Indian and Hungarian artists having a unique combination of art-works and pieces from both the countries on one platform. This will give a reflection on the cultural and philosophical similarities and diversities between the two countries.

There will also be a Band performance on the weekend, specially brought in by the curator.
 
(On view from 10 am – 6 pm)

 

    
September 11, Thursday at 6.30 pm

at India International Centre, Annexe, Lecture Room II

 

MUSINGS N MELODIES

Poetry Evening with Musical Interludes

The Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre in cooperation with India International Centre, Universal Poetry and Poetry Across Cultures is jointly organizing a poetry evening with musical interludes. It will be presented as a common platform for the exchange and awareness of cross-cultural poetic and music genres. The main themes of the evening will beNationalism, Naturescape and Colours of Love. The highlighting feature will be the staging of Hungarian and Indian poetry interspersed with the delightful music.  Hungarian and Indian poems will be read out in Hungarian, Hindi, and English.

 

 

September 15- October 2

Hungarian Film Screenings

 

FILM SESSIONS OUTSIDE DELHI

A package of contemporary Hungarian films will be screened during the session

 

 

September  15-20

Federation of Film Societies of India, Eastern Region

Kolkata

September  25- October 2

Mysore Film Society

Dasara Film Festival, Mysore




September 18, Thursday, 6 pm

Fábri Film Club at HICC

 

AGLAYA (Aglaja)

Directed by Krisztina Deák (2012), colour, 116 min

The story is about the members of a refugee family of circus artists, their enforced interdependence, their eventual break-up and the joy and curse of belonging together - all seen from the viewpoint of the young girl Aglaya. The story is about the escape of the Hungarian-Romanian family of the circus artists from the Ceausescu dictatorship in Romania to the West in the early 1980s and trying to figure out the exotic ways for survival. The daughter, however contradictory to the practice, later finds herself trapped in the similar critical position and just like her mother, becomes "The Woman with the Hair of Steel".

 


September 23 - October 17

Inauguration on Tuesday, September 23 at 6 pm

Painting Exhibition by Jenő Balogh at HICC

 

PLANETARY CONSCIOUSNESS

Oil paintings by Jenő Balogh

 

“My paintings depict a world without people, warning that this is going to happen if we continue this way of exploitation to the Earth. I mostly paint with blue colour that is the colour of Planet Earth and also the colour of Soul. However, I also use red that is the colour of Mars, a lifeless planet. For me painting is a token of energy, coming from my soul.”

quotes Balogh

Jenő Balogh’s ideology and efforts try to bring-out the real aspects of humanity through his works. Mother Teresa, the woman of love as addressed by Balogh, is the inspiration behind his works. With the aim to introduce Peace and reflect on Love around the World, we present this remarkable artist, whose purpose is to raise awareness for Mother Teresa’s legacy and to establish World Charity Day.

(On view from 10 am – 4 pm, weekdays only)

 

 

September 25, Thursday, 9.30 am - 12 pm

Children’s Programme at HICC

 

OPEN DAY FOR SCHOOLS

Introduction on Hungary  

This exclusive programme for school children introduces Hungary in terms of its history, geography, people, art, and culture. A documentary film on Hungary gives a brief snapshot of the country’s landscapes and a firsthand experience on its rich and vibrant culture. The students will also get a chance to view the ongoing exhibition at the gallery of the Centre.
(By invitation only)

 

 

September 29, Monday, 6 pm

Language Course at HICC

HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE COURSE
Orientation class for beginners 

A Unique Language, spoken only by 15 million people.
T
he evening presents an orientation session for the new beginners’ batch followed by the distribution of certificates to the students of the previous academic session, who have successfully completed their course.


This language
course is specially designed according to the needs of the learners and will be FREE OF CHARGE.

 

 

 

PROGRAMMES IN JUNE-AUGUST 2014


June 2  - August 29
Venue: HICC

Prize Winning Paintings

‘Gypsies in Hungary’

The exhibition features award winning paintings of the on-the-spot children’s painting competition hosted by the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre in February 2014

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMMES IN MAY 2014

Exhibition 
at HICC 


Till May 30
Friday 

LIFE IS LIKE THAT

Caricatures by Édua Szűcs 

In the contemporary art, Édua Szűcs belongs to those mature graphic artists who practice their expertise based on their brief and proficiency. Her drawing skills are amazing, her aspects of creating situations are brilliant, her knowledge of humanity can sensibly react to such resonance that makes it possible for everyone to have the same personal reaction.

(On view on weekdays only from 10 am – 4 pm) 

 

Lecture series
at HICC 

April 28,

Monday

May 5, Monday

6:00 pm

AN INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN CLASSICAL MUSIC

Lecture series by Dr. Punita Singh 

Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre in cooperation with The Neemrana Music Foundation continues the lecture series by eminent musicologist Dr. Punita Singh as per the following schedule:

28th April, Monday – "Late Classical into Romantic"

5th May, Monday – "Late Romantic into Modern and post-Modern / conclusion"

 

Live concert 
at HICC

May 1
Thursday 

7:00 pm

SUMMER CONCERT 2014

Presented by the Capital City Minstrels 

The Capital City Minstrels (CCM), Delhi's best known choir, comprises of people from all walks of life, all with one thing in common – their love of music. This season they will present folk songs from Hungary, Africa, Germany, Korea and many others countries.

 

Film series 
at HICC

May 6 – 7 – 8 
May 13 and 15


6:00 pm

RETROSPECTIVE OF THE FILMS BY MIKLÓS JANCSÓ (1921-2014)

In cooperation with the Federation of Film Societies of India Northern Region

The retrospective pays tribute to Miklós Jancsó, widely acclaimed, iconic Hungarian film director who became world famous with his early films on the relationship of the ordinary men and those in power. His five films were nominated for Best Director Award at the Cannes Festival in the 60-ies and 70-ies. The screenings will take place as per the following schedule:

6th May, Tuesday:

– Inauguration of the Retrospective Session with a talk on Miklós Jancsó by Prof. Diwaker Balakrishnan 

– followed by an introduction on Jancsó's life-work by Ms. Anandana Kapur, film maker and critique

– and closing remarks by Mr. Gautam Kaul, Vice President, Federation of Film Societies of India

– Screening of the film The Round-Up (1965) (Szegénylegények)

7th May, Wednesday 6:00 pm: The Red and the White (1967) (Csillagosok, katonák)

8th May, Thursday 6:00 pm: Agnus Dei (1970) (Égi bárány)

13th May, Tuesday 6:00 pm: Red Psalm (1972) (Még kér a nép)

15th May, Thursday 6:00 pm: Elektreia (1974) (Szerelmem, Elektra)

 

Film festival
at Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai 

May 13, Tues

5:00 pm


at Art Gallery, Jain Narain Vyas Town Hall, Jodhpur

May 30, Fri

7:00 pm

19th EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL (EUFF 2014)

Hungarian film Fresh Air (Friss levegő)

As part of the 19th edition of the EUFF 2014 with the theme VOICES OF YOUTH, Hungary will participate with the film Fresh Air by Ágnes Kocsis (2006), colour, duration: 109 minutes.

Viola is still a beautiful woman. Angéla is ashamed of her mother. Communication between them has become almost impossible. Probably, in secret, they both are in love with the protagonist. Viola works where no one else wants to. She is looking for a real man whom she could love. Angéla would like to design nice dresses. She desires something different. Another life. Fresh air. 

The screening in the two cities will take place as per the following schedule:

13 May, Tuesday at 5:00 pm at Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai

30 May, Friday at 7:00 pm at Art Gallery, Jain Narain Vyas Town Hall, Jodhpur

(Please check our website for dates and timings of the film screening in other cities for the upcoming months.)

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMMES IN APRIL 2014

 

Book Release
at HICC
April 3,
Thursday
6:00 pm

 

It's a City-showman's Show: The Songs of Ānandghan  AND Bhakti Beyond the Forest 

Translated and Edited by Imre Bangha

 

The Hungarian Centre is pleased to host the release of the books titled It's a City-Showman's Show: The Songs of Ānandghan (Penguin India, 2013; translated by Imre Bangha and Richard Fynes) and Bhakti Beyond the Forest (Manohar, 2013, edited by Imre Bangha).Dr. Imre Bangha is a Lecturer in Hindi at the University of Oxford. He studied Indology in Budapest and holds a Ph.D. in Hindi from Visva-Bharati.

Lecture series
at HICC
April 4 – May 5

AN INTRODUCTION TO WESTERN CLASSICAL MUSIC

Lecture series by Dr. Punita Singh

Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre in cooperation with the Delhi Music Society presents a lecture series by eminent musicologist Dr. Punita Singh. The 5 sessions (all starting at 6:00 pm) will cover the major epochs of western classical music as per the following schedule:

4th April, Friday– “Overview, leading into early music (chant) and Medieval (motets and madrigals)”

10th April, Thursday – “Renaissance and early Baroque”

24th April, Thursday– “High and late Baroque into early Classical”

28th April, Monday – “Late Classical into Romantic”

5th May, Monday – “Late Romantic into Modern and post-Modern / conclusion”

 

 

Heritage walk
and lecture 
around HICC

April 5,
Saturday

8:00 am

 

Lodi Garden: An Urban Oasis-Walking the familiar path

Heritage walk and lecture by Robinson

 

“Lodi Garden is an remarkable oasis right in the middle of the city of Delhi doted with Historical monuments, some well known and some undiscovered, a place of great escape within the city, wherein people of all walks of life find joyful expression in myriad ways. The walk will cover the whole garden and will be our way of saying Thank You to all those who made sure that we have this remarkable Garden...from the Sultans of Delhi, to Lady Willingdon and NDMC. We will explore the origin and history of the garden. Only requirement...COOL shoes and a Smile.”

quotes  Robinson

 

 

Literary evening

at HICC

April 11,

Friday

6:00 pm

 

My Favourite Hungarian Poets, My Favourite Hungarian Poems – DAY OF HUNGARIAN POETRY

Lecture by Dr. Margit Köves

 

Hungarian poetry  has always generated  interest in India,  and a number of Hindi poets were interested in translating Hungarian poetry. The most outstanding Hungarian poets  Sándor Petőfi, Endre Ady, Attila József, Miklós Radnóti,  Sándor Weöres and János Pilinszky are relatively well-known in India. Other poets,  Ottó Orbán, Gábor Garai and Ferenc Juhász  who travelled to  India as part of the Cultural Exchange Programme in the nineteen seventies and eighties came to be known to  a number of writers and their work was also translated into several languages in India. On the Day of Poetry this year,  we invite Indian translators to ask them what attracts them to Hungarian poetry, who are their favourite

 

 

Exhibition
at HICC
April 15 – May 30

Inauguration on April 15

Tuesday

5:30 pm

 

LIFE IS LIKE THAT

Caricatures by Édua Szűcs

 

In the contemporary art, Édua Szűcs belongs to those mature graphic artists who practice their expertise based on their brief and proficiency. Her drawing skills are amazing, her aspects of creating situations are brilliant, her knowledge of humanity can sensibly react to such resonance that makes it possible for everyone to have the same personal reaction. 

 

 (On view till 30th May on weekdays only from 10 am – 4 pm)

 

 

 

Egg painting workshop
at HICC
April 16 – 17,

9:30 am onwards

 

EASTER DELIGHT

 

Painting eggs is a Hungarian folk tradition during Easter related to the revival of nature at spring time. The Hungarian Centre celebrates the joy of Easter with a workshop for school children to paint Easter eggs. During the two day workshop, the young and talented artists would learn different techniques of painting eggs. (By invitation only)

 

 

 

Fábri Film Club
at HICC
April 17,
Thursday
6:00 pm

 

TWO HALF TIMES IN THE HELL (KÉT FÉLIDŐ A POKOLBAN)

Hungarian film, directed by Zoltán Fábri (1962), b&w, 140 minutes

 

Spring 1944. Nazi officers want to organize a football match for Hitler's birthday, in which Germans would play against Hungarian labour servicemen of war. They call for the famous Hungarian footballer, Ónódi, and order him to organize a team. Ónódi accepts, but in turn demands extra food, a ball with which he and his team can train before the match, and asks that they be allowed to concentrate on training before the match and not work. The Germans accept all the demands...

Piano Recital
in Dehradun
April 17 - 18

PIANO RECITAL BY BALÁZS FÜLEI

In cooperation with SPIC MACAY

 

Balázs Fülei (pianist) learnt music at the age of eight and made his diploma with honours at the  Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest. He is characterized by a high degree of musical professionalism and his delicate and profound performance reveals the very substance of music.

 

He will give two concerts in Dehradun as per the following schedule:

 

Thursday, 17th April at 6:30 pm in The Doon School

Friday, 18th April at 6:30 pm at The Welhams’ Boys School

 

 

Concert series
in Delhi, Mumbai and Pune

April 19 – 26

 

KODÁLY STRING QUARTET AND BALÁZS FÜLEI (Piano)

In cooperation with Delhi Music Society, Poona Music Society, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai,  Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi and India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

 

Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre is pleased to present a concert series by the world famous Kodály String Quartet and the young and charismatic pianist Balázs Fülei from Hungary. The concert tour schedule is as under:

19th April, Saturday at 7 pm at  Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi (By invitation only)

20th April, Sunday at 7:00 pm at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

22nd April, Tuesday at 7:00 pm at Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai

23rd April, Wednesday at 7:00 pm at Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai

25th April, Friday at 7:00 pm at Mazda Hall, Pune

26th April, Saturday at 7:00 pm at Mazda Hall, Pune

28th April, Monday at 7.00 p.m. at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium,Mylapore,Chennai

 

 

Language Students programme
at HICC
April 29,
Tuesday at 7:00 pm

CSOMA DE KŐRÖS COMMEMORATIVE DAY

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Alexander Csoma de Kőrös, prize for Hungarian studies will be distributed to the outstanding students.

 

Children’s programme
at HICC
April 29,
Tuesday
6:00 pm

AWARD CEREMONY

The winners of the on-the-spot painting competition will be felicitated according to age groups. This year the theme of the competition was Gypsies in Hungary.

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMMES IN MARCH 2014

 

Film show

at British Council

March 5, Wednesday, 6:00 pm

 

19th EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL (EUFF 2014)

Theme: The Voices of Youth

Hungarian film Fresh Air (Friss levegő)

 

As part of the 19th edition of the EUFF 2014, Hungary will participate with the film Fresh Air directed by Ágnes Kocsis (2006), colour, duration: 109 minutes.

 

Viola is still a beautiful woman. Angéla is ashamed of her mother. Communication between them has become almost impossible.  They are together only to watch their favourite television series; they never miss an episode. Probably, in secret, they both are in love with the protagonist. Viola works where no one else wants to. She is looking for a real man whom she could love.  Angéla would like to design nice dresses. She desires something different. Another life.  Fresh air.

 

 

Film show
at HICC
March 6, Thursday, 6:30 pm

 

JAYA GANGA

Film by Vijay Singh (1998), colour, duration: 83 minutes

ffollowed by exhibition opening, see bellow

 

Nishant, a young Indian writer living in Paris, is journeying down the Ganges, from its source in the Himalayas to the sea. Haunted by the fantasy, or the memory of a beautiful Parisian woman called Jaya, he plans to write a book around his voyage.

 

Exhibition

at HICC

March 6 – 19

 

Inauguration on 
March 6 Thursday
7:30 pm

 

Retrospective on Indian Cinema

Photo exhibition curated by Nupur Tron

 

To mark the centenary of Indian cinema this year, Nupur Tron in collaboration with the Delhi Art Gallery presents a photo exhibition showcasing several iconic and many never-before-seen images of actors, scenes, sets and locations during the filming of Satyajit Ray’s films as well as the filmmaker at work, taken over a twenty-five year period, as well as an array of images of regional films and actors.

 

(On view till 19th March on weekdays only from 10 am – 4 pm)

 

Before the exhibition opening a film will be screened (see above)

 

 

Curated Walk 
at NGMA
March 8, Saturday, 10.00 a.m.

 

AMRITA SHER-GIL, THE PASSIONATE QUEST

Special curated walk on Amrita’s paintings

 

The National Gallery of Modern Art extended the exhibition on Amrita Sher-Gil’s more than 100 paintings. On the occasin of the International Women’s Day (8th of March), we would like to invite you for a special curated walk in the Gallery. 

 

 

 

Live concert

at The Imperial

March 10, Monday, 7:00 pm

 

THE PIANO CLUB ON STEINWAY

In collaboration with The Imperial, New Delhi

 

This March, The Imperial New Delhi brings alive legendary Steinway music at its classic European Restaurant – Nostalgia, 1911 Brasserie with the striking live performance by a renowned Hungarian-Moroccan pianist Marouan Benabdallah, in association with ‘Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi’. The event is supported by Ministry of Human Resources, Hungary and Institut Francais and Lisztomanias International.

 

(By invitation only)

 

 

 

Petőfi Book Club
at HICC
March 14, Friday, 5:00 pm

 

NEW DIMENSION OF THE HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION OF 1848

15th of March - the anniversary of the Revolution's outbreak
Presentation by Ágnes Kirpalani

 

The Hungarian Revolution of 1848 was one of many of the European events of the same year and closely linked to other uprisings of 1848 in the Habsburg Empire. In the Kingdom of Hungary it grew into a war for independence from the Austrian Empire, ruled by the Habsburg monarchy. Many of its leaders and participants, including Lajos Kossuth, István Széchenyi, Sándor Petőfi, József Bem are among the most respected national heroes in Hungarian history.

 

In this time’s book club, we will discuss the newer revelations and dimensions of the Revolution.

 

 

Fábri Film Club
at HICC
March 20, Thursday, 6:00 pm

 

S.O.S. LOVE!

Hungarian film, directed by Tamás Sas (2007), colour, 96 minutes

 

What can a man do if he’s uncapable of conquering his beloved? What can he do if he’s hopelessly in love? What if he has the money, but not the manners? What if this time money can’t buy love, and the usual dating chat is not enough? Tamás Sas's movie tries to answer the eternal questions of romantic comedies. Péter is the head of a high-tech matchmaking agency, S.O.S. LOVE!, which helps its wealthy clients solve their problematic love affairs. Their market share is rising, and their effectiveness is 100% – all until Tomi, a rich upstart, has a fit and leans on them to get busy.

 

Poetry Festival
at Sahitya Akademi
March 21-24

 

WORLD POETRY FESTIVAL

Organized by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi

 

Poet, editor and translator Éva Tóth from Hungary will participate in the festival. her poems have been published in journals in Hungary and other countries since 1951. Proficient in numerous languages, she has edited a number of anthologies of Hungarian literature in translation.  She has also translated Spanish, Latin American and African authors into Magyar.

 

 

 

Exhibition
at HICC
March 21 – April 4

Inauguration on  March 21, Friday, 5:30 pm

 

BEYOND THE NAKED EYE

Paintings by D.P. Sibal

 

An artist of diverse talents, D.P. Sibal is a life fellow of the International Institute of Arts and Letter for his outstanding creativity. He has been a recipient of many prestigious awards like the Aadharshila, Indo-French Friendship Association Award and National Award of Avantika. He also represents Aotearoa New Zealand Guild of Artists Trust – (Supporting member Asia Pacific Cultural Center for UNESCO) and Janacia Trust Associates (United Nations nongovernmental movement of artists working for environment and world peace) and has also been honored by AIFACS. The exhibition invites the art connoisseurs to witness the artists’ spectrum of creativity and his abiding love for painting.

 

(On view till 5th April on weekdays only from 10 am – 4 pm)

 

 

Seminar 
at India International Centre

March 24 – 26

 

THE RELEVANCE OF TRADITIONAL CULTURE FOR THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

Participation by Hungarian scholar and Tibetologist, formal director of the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi: Géza Bethlenfalvy.

The seminar will be held at Multipurpose Hall (Kamala Devi Block), India International Centre.

(Please check our website for detailed programme and timings)

Live concert

at Nehru Park

March 28-31

 

4th DELHI INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014

Performance by the SMÁRTON TRIO from Hungary in cooperation with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations on 28th March at 6.30 p.m.
Márton Sütő – guitar, Zoltán Kovács - double bass and Hunor G. Szabó - drums

 

The Smárton Trio is an acoustic rendering of bright lights, big city, where jazz easily mingles in deconstructed pop and hippie rock, and is garnished with twists, slices, and wedges of impro. Guitarist and composer Márton Sütő's group has been working non-stop since 2003 to bring an ever-changing yet distinct color to the palette that is modern Hungarian jazz, a sight to be seen from the corners of the dive bars, across the stages of Hungary's famous Sziget Fesztivál, to the national Palace of the Arts. The band has published two albums, "I don't know yet" in 2006 and "Smárton Trio + 1" in 2008, has widely performed internationally and has collaborated with singers and musicians from different inspiration. The now 10 years old Smárton Trio always takes you into something new and unexpected. A true living musical happening.  

Double bass courtesy: Delhi Symphony Society

 

(Please check our website for the exact dates and timings of the concert)

 

Film Session

Nandan II, Kolkata

March 28 – 30

 

HUNGARIAN FILM SESSION

in cooperation with the Federation of Film Societies Eastern Region

A package of 6 films will be screened during the film session.

 

 

Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre reserves the right to change the date of any programme 

 

 

 

Programmes in February 2014

 

Exhibition
at HICC lawns
January 29 - February 2 
Inauguration on January 29, Wednesday at 4:00 pm

 

FOR YOU AMRITA...

Group exhibition of paintings organized by Citizen Artist Forum 

 

'Citizen Artist Group' (CAG), is an initiative to encourage & support the hidden talents of the gifted artists, an ensemble of people coming from different walks of life with a common fervor of bringing to the world the unexplored richness of cultures across the globe. Under the patronage of Mr. Anand Dev (Ex. Chairman - Lalit Kala Academy & veteran artist), CAG brings to you a collection of paintings, "for you AMRITA." 

To commemorate 101st birth anniversary of the lady who is touted as India's first modern artist - Amrita Sher-Gil, CAG is collecting paintings, drawings and graphics reflecting her ideology and portraying the same passion she had for Indian subjects & society. These paintings are the works of veteran artists like Mr. Anand Dev himself, Ms. Aparna Caur, Mr. Avtar Singh - Chairman of Indian Academy of Fine Arts Amritsar, Mr. V. G. Adani (National Awardee & Dean - Gulbarga Art College, Karnataka) and other National Awardees like Mr. Adi Noolam (Commissioner - Ankara Biennale), Mr. A.K.Sharma, Ms. Anuradha, Mr. Rajesh and so on.  These paintings illustrate the post - impressionism of Ms. Sher-Gil's style, and will be coming from the artists across India. This is a tribute in the memory of great woman painter of 20th century India, who is truly a national treasure both literally and metaphorically, for both countries: India and Hungary.

Mr. Arun Jaitley, Leader of opposition - Rajya Sabha has kindly consented to inaugurate the exhibition. Padma Shri Vikramjit Singh Sahney will be the guest of honour.

(On view daily till 2nd February from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm)

 

Exhibition
at HICC
January 29 - February 28
Inauguration on
 January 29, Wednesday at 5:00 pm

ARTISTIC RECALLS - THE HUNGARIAN CONNECTION: AMRITA

Group exhibition of an art residency

The exhibition showcases paintings by Hungarian (Imre Szakács, Tibor Bráda, Ilona Deák), German (Monika Elisabeth Siebmanns, Heinz-Jürgen Meyer), Swedish (Karin Margareta Holgersson Schuff) and Indian (Dr. Archana Shastri, Seema Moghe) artists who participated in an art residency programme in Kerala at the beginning of December. The exhibition marks the finnesage to the birth centenary commemoration of Amrita Sher-Gil.

Anjolie Ela Menon, eminent contemporary artist has kindly consented to inaugurate the exhibition, which is a collateral event of India Art Fair 2014.

(On view on weekdays, and special viewing during the India Art Fair on 1st and 2nd February (weekend) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm)

 

Photo Exhibition
at HICC
Until February 14

GYPSIES IN TRANSYLVANIA

Photos by Béla Kása

Béla Kása was born in Pécs in 1952 and studied Art Photography at the Art College of Cologne, Germany. For over twenty years, he has been collecting and researching folk music in Transylvania, taking photographs of the musicians (many of who have expired) in their cultural context. Of these photographs, he has selected some to be presented with a few stories, tales that he has preserved in his soul.

This exhibition is a collateral event of India Art Fair 2014.

(On view on weekdays, and special viewing during the India Art Fair on 1st and 2nd February (weekend) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm)

 

Performance
in IIM Bengaluru
January 31 - February 2

ALMOST TRIO

Jugglers from Hungary

The Almost Trio was founded in 2008 by two talented, vivacious young men: Ferenc Potocki and Dávid Szemes. With more than 10 years' experience of performance in Big Tops, theatres and festivals throughout Europe they are on their way to conquer the circus world. In their acts, they combine humour, juggling, object manipulation and motion theatre. Constantly striving to improve their skills, coupled with abundant innovative ideas they never fail to bring joy to any audience. With their unique style and appearance, they undoubtedly bring colour to any circus ring or stage.


They will have their final performance at UNMAAD 2014 in IIM Bengaluru betweenJanuary 31 - February 2.

 

 

Supporting Hungarian organisation:
NKA - National Cultural Fund, Hungary (www.nka.hu)

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Concert 
in Calcutta School of Music
February 2 
Sunday 6:30 pm

VIRÁG KISS AND SÁNDOR DEZSŐ DUO

Piano - cello recital

Virág Kiss, pianist studied in Tours, France at the Francis Poulenc Music Academy. She received her degree with honors as a piano artist under the tutelage of Marc Maier and Jean-Marc Cochereau. She stepped into the limelight as a solo artist by performing Piano Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninoff. Sándor Dezső, cellist laid the foundations of his studies first as a student of the University of Debrecen, then later as a graduate of the Béla Bartók Music Institute of the University of Miskolc. In 2005, he won Special Prize on the National College Competition of Bow-instrument Players. In 2011 he received his master's degree as a cello artist in Budapest at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy under Miklós Perényi.

 

Book Release 
at HICC
February 3 
Monday 6:00 pm

RISHTEDAR (Rokonok by Zsigmond Móricz)

Translated into Hindi by Indu Mazaldan

In 'Rokonok' (Relatives) Móricz sets his scene in contemporary life, around the nineteen thirties, among the bourgeois intellectuals and gentry burdened by the remains of a feudal past. A city councilor, responsible for cultural activities, is elected to the post of chief attorney. His efforts to purify and reform the system are frustrated by opposition from the mayor, who dominates the town and whose cynical ruthlessness is masked by an easy and familiar manner.

The novel is a classic from Hungarian literature. What Móricz wrote in 1930, holds true even now and the reflection of the social and political conditions of his time can be seen all around us.

Indu Mazaldan has been translating Hungarian literature for about 15 years now. This is her fifteenth translation. In 2010, the Hungarian Ministry of Culture had honoured her with the 'PRO CULTURA HUNGARICA' title.

 

Literary evening
at HICC
February 7
Friday 6.00 pm

ZSIGMOND JUSTH (1863-1894)

Lecture by Dr. Margit Köves

Zsigmond Justh (1863-1894) was a writer who is known for his novels, short stories, feuilletons and his Diary. Justh was also a traveller who visited France, North - Africa and India and expressed his travel experiences in his essays, letters and feuilletons. The literary evening will throw light on the work of this fascinating cosmopolitan writer whose work is very little known outside Hungary. 

Excerpts of Justh's work will be read out in English by the students.

 

Children's Programme 
at HICC
February 13
Thursday 9:30 am onwards

CHILDREN'S PAINTING COMPETITION

Gypsies in Hungary

The Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre presents the most awaited and exciting annual event for school children. Students from various schools of Delhi will participate in this colourful extravaganza. This year's theme would be "Gypsies in Hungary".

(Only by invitation)

Heritage walk and lecture 
around HICC
February 21
Friday 9:30 am onwards

NEW DELHI OF EVERYDAY: LANES, MONUMENTS AND GARDENS

Heritage walk and lecture by Robinson

"In a time in the city when all seem to be short of time, it is important to pause and reflect on the rich legacy which we have inherited - willingly/unwillingly. It is this pausing which enables us to understand, reflect and comprehend the time that has gone by. This walk and talk has been conceived with the idea of looking at the obvious that we take granted for, walk down memory lanes literally, see the same things in a new light with appreciation of the rich tangible and intangible heritage that we have been fortunate to have. The walk will unravel different layers of the rich history of Delhi. Let me invite you to empirically experience and be part of this living history." quotes Robinson

Robinson, an alumnus of St. Stephen's college, Delhi is a theologian, poet, meditation practitioner, heritage walks expert and an art critic. He describes himself as a traveler in life who intends to journey well. He has been documenting the city, the known and the unknown for the last two decades.

 

Fábri Film Club
at HICC
February 27 
Thursday 6:00 pm

FINAL CUT - LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

(FINAL CUT - HÖLGYEIM ÉS URAIM)

Feature film, directed by György Pálfi (2012), colour, duration: 84 minutes

The ultimate love story is the tale of the ultimate man and the ultimate woman. And what are the distinguishing marks of the ultimate man? And what about the ultimate woman? Oh, my God! What happens, if He meets Her.

 

 

 

 

Programmes in January 2014

 

Until January 12

è Exhibition at National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru

 

FROM ORGANIC FORMS TO LIGHT ART

Selection of Contemporary Hungarian Art

 

Under the Cultural Exchange Programme between Hungary and India, the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Balassi Institute - Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre present a selection from Contemporary Hungarian Art works by 40 artists. The exhibition has been curated by Attila Csáji, Vice President of the Hungarian Academy of Arts. The exhibition is an amalgamation of organic art, non-figurative works, light art, graphics, sculptures, geometric art and figurative art.

 

This selection shows some of the best works in different fields of arts of the last 30-40 years from artists who created something outstanding in their own field. 

 

Supporting Hungarian organisations:

NKA – National Cultural Fund, Hungary (www.nka.hu)

MMA – Hungarian Academy of Arts

 (On view daily from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm except Mondays and National Holidays)

 

 

 

 

 

Until January 14

è Exhibition at HICC

 

I walk the path of water and air…

Exhibition by Zsuzsa Gajdán from Hungary and Seema Kohli from India

 

“Colours, tastes and smiles of India provide me such on inspiring environment that I cannot find in Europe. The history, culture and the different religions of India influence me impulsively and these effects are reflected in my pictures. I do not only paint the view and the thought but human warmth and wonderful tastes that caught me some years ago. My fire colours and bright gold all reflect India. My abstract paintings are built up from layers and I often use collage technique so I can express the inner peace and calm that I can see on the faces living in India.”

    quotes Zsuzsa Gajdán

“Invocation is a series of work recording the visit to various Shakta sites absorbing, reacting and reinterpreting the energy that inhabits these sacred sites. Invocation, records the performance as archival prints on archival paper and then with line drawings and photo inks making each print unique. Shakti, the divine cosmic energy manifest through female embodiment has been extensively explored, engaged with, re-narrativized and retold through my works. Using the body as an instrument to unshackle the confines of the body, flesh and blood, the intellect becomes subservient to consciousness readily supplying the mantras and shlokas latent in the subconscious.

       quotes Seema Kohli

(On view on weekdays from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm)

 

January 3-February 2

è Performance Tour

 

ALMOST TRIO

Jugglers from Hungary

 

The Almost Trio was founded in 2008 by two talented, vivacious young men: Ferenc Potocki and Bálint Turai. With more than 10 years' experience of performance in Big Tops, theatres and festivals throughout Europe they are on their way to conquer the circus world.  In their acts, they combine humour, juggling, object manipulation and motion theatre.  Constantly striving to improve their skills, coupled with abundant innovative ideas they never fail to bring joy to any audience. With their unique style and appearance, they undoubtedly bring colour to any circus ring or stage.

TOUR SCHEDULE

January 3-5                                        Tech Fest 2014, IIT Bombay

January 23- 26                                  Spring Festival 2014, IIT Kharagpur

January 31 – February 2                  Unmaad 2014, IIM Bengaluru

           

(Please check our website for more information.)

 

Supporting Hungarian organisation:

NKA – National Cultural Fund, Hungary (www.nka.hu)

January 3 – 9

è Film festival in Mumbai

 

THIRD EYE ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL

European Connection

 

A package of Hungarian films will participate in the Festival.

 

January 6, Monday at 6:30 pm 

è Live concert at HICC

 

Keystone Boys’ Choir (Philadelphia)

 

The Keystone Boys’ Choir, Philadelphia, channels the unique energy of boys into joyful music-making of the highest level, creating unforgettable choral experiences for both performers and audiences. The vibrant sound of the choir is enhanced by its compelling and energetic stage presence. They believe that today's choral music must be seen and felt, as well as heard, if the art form is to continue to thrive and to attract new audiences. This sixty-strong choir performs to enthrall Delhi with their concert.

January 15-25

è Concert tour

 

KELEMEN QUARTET

Barnabás Kelemen – violin, Gábor Homoki – violin, Katalin Kokas – viola and Dóra Kokas – cello

 

The Kelemen Quartet, founded in Budapest 2009, has already gained a reputation as one of the world’s most exciting young chamber ensembles. All four of the Kelemen Quartet’s members are prize-winning Hungarian musicians, admired both as soloists and as chamber players  and close knit both professionally and personally. The quartet’s leader, Barnabás Kelemen, and its viola player, Katalin Kokas, are Professors of Violin at Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt Music Academy; Kelemen performs internationally as a concerto soloist and conductor, while Kokas is founder and artistic director of the International Chamber Music Festival in the Hungarian city of Kaposvár. Second violinist Gábor Homoki studied with both Kelemen and Kokas in Budapest, and cellist Dóra Kokas – a student of László Mező and Miklós Perényi at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy.

 

TOUR SCHEDULE

 

15th January, Wednesday, 7:00 pm                                     Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai

16th January, Thursday, 7:00 pm                             Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai

18th January, Saturday, 7:00 pm                             Mazda Hall, Pune

19th January,  Sunday, 7:00 pm                               Mazda Hall, Pune

21st January, Tuesday           , 6:30 pm                                India International Centre, New Delhi

25th January, Saturday, 7:00 pm                             Santa Cruz Church, Goa  

(Please check our website for more information.)

 

January 17 – February 15

è Photo -exhibition at HICC

Inauguration on 17th January, Friday at 5:00 pm

 

GYPSIES IN TRANSYLVANIA

Photos by Béla Kása

 

Béla Kása was born in Pécs in 1952 and studied Art Photography at the Art College of Cologne, Germany. For over twenty years, he has been collecting and researching folk music in Transylvania, taking photographs of the musicians (many of who have expired) in their cultural context.  These photographs form the core of this exhibition. Of these photographs, he has selected some to be presented with a few stories, tales that he has preserved in his soul.

(On view on weekdays from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm)

 

January 23, Thursday at 6:00 pm

è Fábri Film Club at HICC

 

OUR WOMEN (Nejem, nőm, csajom)

Feature film, directed by Péter Szajki(2012), colour, duration: 91 minutes

 

FOUR WOMEN, FOUR LOVE AFFAIRS AND FOUR ROLLERCOASTER RELATIONSHIPS: BECAUSE NOTHING IN LIFE IS AS SIMPLE AS IT FIRST SEEMS.

Helga is a successful TV presenter who gets suspicious when her boyfriend keeps stopping at the bedroom door. Vera is a happy wife and mother who asks herself the big question: who does her kid take after? Szilvi finds herself at a swingers party instead of a romantic honeymoon. Flóra and her ex-cop brother try to uncover her RE teacher husband's sordid secret.

 

January 24, Friday at 5:00 pm

è Petőfi Book Club

 

DAY OF HUNGARIAN CULTURE

Lecture by Ágnes Kirpalani

Every year on 22nd January, Hungary commemorates the Day of Hungarian Culture. This was the day when in 1823 Ferenc Kölcsey completed the National Anthem of Hungary, the Hymn. "Himnusz" is a musical poetic prayer beginning with the words Isten, áldd meg a magyart  (God, bless the Hungarians) that serves as the official national anthem of Hungary. It was adopted in 1844 and the first stanza is sung at official ceremonies. The words were written by Ferenc Kölcsey, a nationally renowned poet in 1823, and its musical setting was composed by the romantic composer Ferenc Erkel. The full meaning of the poem's text is evident only to those well acquainted with Hungarian history. The book club will discuss the historical era (reform era) in which the Nation Anthem was born.

January 26 – February 3

è Concert tour

 

Virág Kiss and Sándor Dezső

Piano – cello recital

 

Virág Kiss, pianist studied in Tours, France at the Francis Poulenc Music Academy. She received her degree with honors as a piano artist under the tutelage of Marc Maier and Jean-Marc Cochereau. She stepped into the limelight as a solo artist by performing Piano Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninoff.  Sándor Dezső, cellist laid the foundations of his studies first as a student of the University of Debrecen, then later as a graduate of the Béla Bartók Music Institute of the University of Miskolc. In 2005, he won Special Prize on the National College Competition of Bow-instrument Players. In 2011 he received his master’s degree as a cello artist in Budapest at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy under Miklós Perényi.

 

TOUR SCHEDULE

 

26th January, Sunday, 11:00 am                              Apostolic Nunciature, New Delhi

27th January, Monday, 6:30 pm                              India International Centre, New Delhi

28th January, Tuesday                                                          Delhi School of Music (workshop)

30th January, Thursday                                            Alcheringa 2014, IIT Guwahati

2nd February, Sunday, 6:30 pm                               Sandre Hall, Calcutta School of Music

3rd February, Monday                                                         Calcutta School of Music (workshop)

 

(Please check our website for more information.)

 

 

January 29 – February 28

è Exhibition at HICC

Inauguration on 29th January, Wednesday at 5:00 pm

 

ARTISTIC RECALLS – The Hungarian Connection: Amrita

 

The exhibition showcases paintings by Hungarian, German, Swedish and Indian artists who participated in an art residency programme at Prazanta - The Tranquil Resort in Kumarakom, Kerala between 30th November and 9th December. The participating artists include Imre Szakács, Tibor Bráda, Ilona Deák from Hungary, Monika Elisabeth Siebmanns, Heinz-Jürgen Meyer from Germany, Karin Margareta Holgersson Schuff from Sweden and Seema Moghe and Dr. Archana Shastri from India. The exhibition marks the finnesage to the birth centenary commemoration  of Amrita Sher-gil.

 

(On view on weekdays from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm)

 

 

January 29 – February 2

è Exhibition at HICC lawns

Inauguration on 29th January, Wednesday at 5:00 pm

 

for You AMRITA

 

 ‘Citizen Artist Group’ (CAG), is an initiative to encourage & support the hidden talents of the gifted artists.  We are an ensemble of people coming from different walks of life with a common fervor of bringing to the world the unexplored richness of cultures across the globe. Under the patronage of Mr. Anand Dev (Ex. Chirman - Lalit Kala Academy & veteran artist), CAG brings to you a collection of 101 paintings, “for you AMRITA…”

 

To commemorate 101st birth anniversary of the lady who is touted as India's first modern artist - Amrita Sher - gil, CAG is collecting 101 paintings, drawings and graphics reflecting her ideology and portraying the same passion she had for Indian subjects & society. These paintings are the works of veteran artists like Mr. Anand Dev himself, Ms. Aparna Caur, Mr. Avtar singh – Chairman of Indian academy of fine arts Amritsar, Mr. V. G. Adani (National Awardee & Dean – Gulbarga Art College, Karnataka) and other National Awardees like Mr. Adi Noolam (Commissioner – Ankara Biennale), Mr. A.K.Sharma, Ms. Anuradha, Mr. Rajesh and so on…..

 

These paintings illustrate the post - impressionism of Ms. Sher - gil's style, and will be coming from the artists across India. This is a tribute in the memory of great woman painter of 20th century India, who is truly a national treasure both literally and metaphorically.

 

(On view on weekdays from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm)

 

 

 
 

January 31 – February 2, 11:00 am onwards

·         India Art Fair, NSIC Exhibition Grounds. Okhla Industrial Estate

 India Art Fair held in New Delhi, is South Asia’s leading art fair for modern and contemporary art from across the world. The 6th edition of the fair will feature 91 booths from India and across the world, thought-provoking Art Projects, Art Book Stores,Curated Walks and a three day Speakers’ Forum led by renowned curators, museum professionals, historians, critics, artists and collectors. For any further information, please write to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Programmes in the month of December 2013

 

 

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Exhibition
at National Gallery of Modern Art

in Mumbai
 

till December 6 Friday 5 pm

in Bengaluru

December 17 – January 12, 2014 

Inauguration on
December 17 Tuesday 7 pm 

FROM ORGANIC FORMS TO LIGHT ART

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Under the Cultural Exchange Programme between Hungary and India, the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Balassi Institute - Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre present a selection from Contemporary Hungarian Art works by 40 artists. The exhibition has been curated by Attila Csáji, Vice President of the Hungarian Academy of Arts. The exhibition is an amalgamation of organic art, non-figurative works, light art, graphics, sculptures, geometric art and figurative art.

This selection shows some of the best works in different fields of arts of the last 30-40 years from artists who created something outstanding in their own field.
 

Supporting Hungarian organisations:
NKA – National Cultural Fund, Hungary (www.nka.hu)

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MMA - Hungarian Academy of Arts

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(On view daily 10 am to 5 pm except Mondays and National Holidays)


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Lecture and Presentation 

December 1 Sunday 6 pm

2013 FIRST LISZTOMANIA LECTURE IN INDIA

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Jean-Yves Clément, French writer and author of a book about Liszt (translated into Hungarian language), Nicolas Dufetel, musicologist and former scholar of the Liszt Academy and Liszt Memorial Museum in Budapest, Alain Rechner, President of Lisztomanias International Association, will give a lecture about Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886), the great Hungarian pianist, composer, humanist, friend of George Sand, Chopin, Delacroix, Wagner.
 

They will give a presentation on the project set up in India about the unique Opera of Liszt "Don Sanche of the Castle of Love" (1825).


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Live concert
at HICC

December 2 Monday 7 pm

"SHOUT THE GOOD NEWS!" CHRISTMAS CONCERT

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As the year of 2013 swiftly comes to a close, it is once again time for CCM's annual Christmas concert season. The Capital City Minstrels Choir presents Hungarian song, classical choral works from Vivaldi, Beethoven and interesting presentations of Christmas carols and contemporary choral songs, conducted by Carolin Remy.


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Children's programme 
at HICC

December 3 Tuesday 10 am–
1 pm

MIKULÁS DAY

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Christmas is celebrated in many different ways throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Commonly most of the regions' festivities begin with the period of Advent which is four weeks prior to Christmas and the feast of Saint Nicholas on the 6th of December. On this day - known as Mikulás Day in Hungary -, children set their shoes or boots out overnight for Mikulás, as Santa Claus is called in Hungary. Like the past two years, Mikulás is coming to the lawns of the Hungarian Centre to give out presents to over 100 underprivileged children, but this year He is arriving a bit earlier, on the 3rd.
 

Zoltán Orosz, a famous Hungarian accordionist will enthrall the children with his virtuoso music.

If you are ready to contribute with fruits, nuts, sweets, juices... please drop an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

With your generous support we can bring smiles to children faces.


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Short live concert
at Art Junction, Hotel Lalit

December 3 Tuesday 7 pm

at HICC

December 5 Thursday 5.30 pm

ZOLTÁN OROSZ

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Zoltán was the winner of the National Accordion Competition in the "professional adult" category in three consecutive years (1998-1999-2000). In 2000 his ensemble got the acclaimed eMeRTon award of the Hungarian Radio, then in 2008 he received the Artisjus award. He acquaints the audience with this extremely interesting sound using not only a virtuous technique but playing in a very sensitive, colourful way.

 

Supporting Hungarian organisation:
NKA – National Cultural Fund, Hungary (www.nka.hu)

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Exhibition and short concert
at HICC

December 5 – January 14

Inauguration on
December 5 Thursday 5 pm

I WALK THE PATH WITH WATER AND AIR...

ImageExhibition by Zsuzsa Gajdán from Hungary and Seema Kohli from India

"Colours, tastes and smiles of India provide me such on inspiring environment that I cannot find in Europe. The history, culture and the different religions of India influence me impulsively and these effects are reflected in my pictures. I do not only paint the view and the thought but human warmth and wonderful tastes that caught me some years ago. My fire colours and bright gold all reflect India. My abstract paintings are built up from layers and I often use collage technique so I can express the inner peace and calm that I can see on the faces living in India."
quotes Zsuzsa Gajdán

Image"Invocation is a series of work recording the visit to various Shakta sites absorbing, reacting and reinterpreting the energy that inhabits these sacred sites. Invocation, records the performance as archival prints on archival paper and then with line drawings and photo inks making each print unique. Shakti, the divine cosmic energy manifest through female embodiment has been extensively explored, engaged with, re-narrativized and retold through my works. Using the body as an instrument to unshackle the confines of the body, flesh and blood, the intellect becomes subservient to consciousness readily supplying the mantras and shlokas latent in the subconscious."
quotes Seema Kohli

(On view on weekdays from 10 am till 4 pm) 

After the inauguration Zoltán Orosz, a famous Hungarian accordionist will enthrall the audience with his virtuoso music.


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Literary evening
at HICC

December 9 Monday 6 pm 

THE POST-1989 GENERATION IN HUNGARIAN POETRY

ImageLecture by Dr. Margit Köves

In 1989, twenty four years ago great political and social changes took place in Hungary. After the changes poetry and fiction had to find a new voice and new ground. The work of the poets discussed this evening belong to the new post-1989 generation, their work includes along with poems, novels, short stories, children's poetry and essays. The evening is going to present the rich variety of work by this generation in Hungarian and English.


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Exhibition and short dance performance
at Prazanta - The Tranquility Resort, Kumarakom

December 9-15 

Inauguration on
December 9 Monday 5 pm 

ARTISTIC RECALLS – THE HUNGARIAN CONNECTION: AMRITA

Imageby the participants of an art camp in Kerala

The exhibition showcases paintings by Hungarian, German and Swedish artists who participated in an art residency programme at Prazanta - The Tranquil Resort in Kumarakom, Kerala between 30th November and 9th December. The participating artists include Imre Szakács, Tibor Bráda, Ilona Deák from Hungary, Monika Elisabeth Siebmanns, Heinz-Jürgen Meyer from Germany and Karin Margareta Holgersson Schuff from Sweden. These paintings will be result of a 10 day art residency programme commemorating Amrita Sher-Gil's birth centenary.
 

Brigitta Hegedűs will enthrall the audience with her Indian dance.

(Please check our website for more details.)


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Short dance performance
at Prazanta - The Tranquility Resort, Kumarakom

December 9
Monday 5.30 pm 

MOHINIYATTAM DANCE PERFORMANCE

Imageby a talented Hungarian dancer, Brigitta Hegedűs

Brigitta is a Hungarian artist, living in Germany. She is graduate of the University of Munich with a Master of Arts degree in 'German as a second language' and 'Intercultural communication'. She lived in Vancouver for a while, where she learnt yoga and got attracted to India. She came across later back in Munich with Bharatanatyam classes and took an instant liking for the Indian classical dance and has been dedicated since then. Since 2007 she has been traveling to India regularly to do the Gurukula training at Dharani (School of classical dance & music), in Cochin. Later she took up Mohiniyattam dance under the guidance of her Guru: Smt. Shyamala Surrendran. Her teacher is the greatest inspiration for her dance and life. She has been performing both dance styles regularly in Europe, mainly in Germany, Hungary and England. She also had many opportunities to perform in India either solo or with a dance group.


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Fábri film club
at HICC

December 12 
Thursday 6 pm 

BE GOOD UNTIL DEATH (LÉGY JÓ MINDHALÁLIG)

ImageFeature film, directed by István Székely (1960), colour, duration: 96 minutes

Misi is the brightest pupil in the second class of a famous old Hungarian high school. He is a sad-looking, earnest child. When he gets a job tutoring a dull fellow student, he takes himself still more seriously and longs for the day when he will be grown up and away from his boisterous companions. Haled before the faculty on a charge of having wrongfully disposed of a winning lottery ticket bought by him for a blind man, the poor boy is put through an inquisition, which leads one to hope that Hungarian teachers are more comprehending today than they were in 1894. He collapses, but all ends well, with Misi's faith in his mother's advice to "be good until death" confirmed.


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Petőfi Book Club and Christmas celebration
at HICC

December 15 
Sunday 4 pm 

HUNGARIAN FOLK CUSTOMS OF CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS

ImageLecture by Ágnes Kirpalani

A significant number of Hungarian folk customs are associated with the twelve calendar months. Specific rituals are connected with the changing seasons of the year, with summer and winter Solstice and also with state and church festival. In this festive season let's learn and discuss about Hungarian folk customs associated with Christmas and New Year like the Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, St. Stephen's Day, St. Nicholas Day, St. Lucy's Day and many more.


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PARTICIPATION OF HUNGARIAN FILMS IN FESTIVALS ACROSS INDIA

Date

Venue

Festival

December 12–19.

Chennai

Hungarian film screenings at "11th CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL"

December 15–25.

Jamshedpur

Hungarian film screenings at "JAMSHEDPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL"

December 19–26.

Kolhapur

Hungarian film screenings at "KOLHAPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL"

December 25–January 2, 2014

Bengaluru

Hungarian film screenings at "6th BENGALURU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL"

 

 PROGRAMMES IN NOVEMBER 2013

 

 

November 6 – 28

 Graphic exhibition at HICC

Inauguration on 6th November Wednesday at 5 pm

HUNGARIAN LANDSCAPES – HUNGARIAN PLACES

Graphics by János Bozsó

 

The exhibition presents graphics from artist and avid art collector János Bozsó.  Even for those who know János Bozsó’s art well his graphics have a very powerful effect. The themes of his oil paintings derive from the experience of the Hungarian landscape. On the artist’s graphical sheets the figural depiction appears frequently. All of his work – pencil drawings, pastels, aquarelles – tell a story about the people and the Hungarian landscape because he was  attached and devoted to them. His creative method drew character of virtuosity and rapidness, however, his technical knowledge never overshadowed the message of his work. He always found new and fresh themes when he looked through the window or sat down on the edge of town.

(On view on weekdays from 10 am till 4 pm)

 

 

 

November 8, Friday at 5 pm

 Petőfi Book Club at HICC

7 REASONS WHY ONE SHOULD VISIT HUNGARY

Presentation by Ágnes Kirpalani

An audio-visual introduction of Hungarian cultural and touristic sites, cities, customs and all what is good to know about the Magyars.

 

 

 

November 10-17.

Film Festival in Kolkata

In cooperation with Cine central Calcutta

Screening a package of Hungarian films at the ‘International Forum of New Cinema’

 

  

 

November 11 – 13

 Film Festival in NOIDA

GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL

In cooperation with Marwah Studios, NOIDA

A package of Hungarian feature films including The Eighth Day of the Week by Judit Elek, The Days of Desire by József Pacskovszky and The Emigré - Everything is Different by Györgyi Szalai and István Dárday will be screened in the festival.

 

November 13-December 8.

Exhibition at Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata

GATES OF CSOMA

Textile Art Exhibition by Anna Kubinyi 

“With this exhibition in India I wish to contribute emotionally and visually to the general knowledge of people about Csoma de Kőrös. I wish to tell the story in a visual, emotional language of the orientalist, the linguist, the writer of the first Tibetan-English dictionary, the translator, the Saint, the Bodhisattva, who was looking for the roots of the Hungarians” – quotes, Anna Kubinyi

(On view daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Mondays and national holidays)

 

November 15 – 21

 Exhibition at All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi        Inauguration on Friday, November 15th at 6:30 pm

REFLECTIONS - FACES AND PLACES

Photo exhibition by international photographers

 

The exhibition presents works of three international photographers living in Delhi. Hailing from America, Hungary and Russia, the three photo – artists, Johnette Iris Stubbs, Melinda Ruck and Ioulia Chvetsova, found themselves in the same place – likely for different reasons and different motivations – but with one common passion; photography.

The collection reflects their travels throughout South Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, capturing aspects of life in cities, in villages, during rituals and during ordinary moments.  Female photographers traveling the world bring with them a specific perspective yet these women bring a unique vision to their visual expressions.

(On view daily from 11 am to 7 pm)

 

 

 

November 16 - December 6

Exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

Inauguration on Saturday, November 16th 2013 at 6.30 p.m. with a performance by Zoltán Orosz, eminent accordionist from Hungary

 

FROM ORGANIC FORMS TO LIGHT ART

A Selection of Contemporary Hungarian Art

Under the Cultural Exchange Programme between Hungary and India, the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre present a selection from Contemporary Hungarian Art works by 40 artists. The exhibition has been curated by Attila Csáji, Vice President of the Hungarian Academy of Arts. The exhibition is an amalgamation of organic art, non-figurative works, light art, graphics, sculptures, geometric art and figurative art.

This selection shows some of the best works in different fields of the last 30-40 years from artists who created something outstanding in their own field.  The exhibition will be displayed in India as per the following schedule:

 

October 17-31. National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi

November 15 – December 5. National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

December 17 – January 12, 2014. National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru

 

 

November 16 – December 5

Concert Tour in India

ZOLTÁN OROSZ

Hungarian Accordionist

Zoltán Orosz was the winner of the National Accordion Competition in the "professional adult" category in three consecutive years (1998-1999-2000). In 2000 his ensemble got the acclaimed eMeRTon award of the Hungarian Radio, then in 2008 he received the Artisjus award. The artist has given concerts at numerous venues from Singapore to Siberia, has taken part in festivals in Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Russia. Furthermore, with the singer Attila Bardóczy he has won the "Best Foreign Performers" award at the International Chanson Contest of Paris. With this category of world music his combination of Jazz and Balkan folk music has created a new style with his very unique sound and sophisticated solutions. He acquaints the audience with this extremely interesting sound using not only a virtuous technique but playing in a very sensitive, colourful way.

 

 

TOUR SCHEDULE

Saturday, 16th November, 6:30 pm            National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

Tuesday, 19th November, 11 am                 Khalsa College, Amritsar

Tuesday, 19th November, 4 pm                   Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar

Wednesday, 27th November 6:30 pm         Art Junction, The Lalit, New Delhi

28th November – 1st December                   Kolkata International Music Festival

Wednesday, 4th December 11 am               HICC, New Delhi (Mikulás Day)

 

Supporting Hungarian organisation:

NKA – National Cultural Fund, Hungary (www.nka.hu)

 

 

 

November 19 – December 8.

Exhibition at the Indian Academy of Fine Art, Amritsar

Inauguration on Tuesday, 19th of November at 4 p.m. with the performance of Zoltán Orosz, Hungarian accordionist

 

ERVIN BAKTAY (1890-1963)

Photo-documentary exhibition

Ervin Baktay was a noted scholar and author for introducing and popularizing Indian culture in

 Hungary. He had started his career as a painter, but gave up painting to study eastern religions and art, and became a renowned Indologist. The exhibition presents his life journey through this enchanting photo documentary exhibition.

 

 

November 21, Thursday 9:30 am – 12 pm

Children’s programme

OPEN DAY FOR SCHOOLS

The programme exclusively for school children introduces Hungary in terms of its history, geography, people, art and culture. A short documentary film on Hungary gives a brief snapshot of the country’s landscapes and a firsthand experience on the rich and vibrant culture of Hungary.

 

 

November 21, Thursday at 6 pm

 Fábri Film Club at HICC

THE EXAM (A vizsga)

Feature film, directed by Péter Bergendy(2011), colour, duration: 89 minutes

The 1956 Revolution has fallen. Terror reigns. Appointed by the Soviets, the new prime minister – a very paranoid János Kádár – orders that each and every National Security officer’s loyalty be tested according to new and rigorous directives. JUNG (30) is a super-ambitious cultural NS officer living undercover as a private teacher. MARKÓ (50) is Jung’s immediate superior, and also his only friend. Now, Markó, a war hero and a legend amongst the officers, is ordered to monitor Jung’s apartment and activities for a day to test his friend’s loyalty to the new regime.

 

 

 

 

November 29 – December 1

 Photo exhibition at HICC

Inauguration on Friday, November 29th at 6:00 pm

SLOW TIME – A SEQUEL
Photos by Nirupma Lothia

After the success of Moon-Palace, follow Niru through a journey that re-evokes the mysterious moonlit world of Palaces and Havelis where time itself slows down to another pace as compared to the hectic world of today. Nirupma Lohtia is a graphic designer and historical photographer who specializes in photographing early views of India. This is her 9th exhibition on Lost Places.

(On view daily from 10 am till 4 pm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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