Through presentations and expert-guided tours, this Symposium presents the architectural and cultural treasures of the Art Deco style, as represented by outstanding cultural heritage locations in Budapest.
The Symposium is organized by the non-profit Hudec Cultural Foundation, headed by Virág Csejdy. In response to International Coalition of Art Deco Societies' support for new Art Deco interest groups around the globe, the Budapest symposium has been organized to offer a Central European perspective and to explore opportunities for further international collaboration.
Programs are in English and free to all participants. Online registration needed: www.hudecproject.com/artdeco
Joseph Loundy, President of the Chicago Art Deco Society (CADS), President of the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies (ICADS)
Pascal Laurent, Founder and President of the Paris Art Deco Society (APADS), board member of International Coalition of Art Deco Societies (ICADS)
Patrick Cranley, co-founder and President of Historic Shanghai, board member of International Coalition of Art Deco Societies (ICADS)
We are happy to announce to you that our Budapest-based, non-profit organization has achieved great success in the past half year. Since the Hudec Heritage Project was transformed into the Hudec Cultural Foundation in 2013, we were able to reach a lot of new private partners, organizations, institutions and public programs in Shanghai and in Budapest too.
If you wish to know more:
1. You can browse thgrough the new WEBGALLERIES under "Gallery" menu, on the left.
OR 2. Read the attached PDF documents about our projects from October 2014 to February 2015.
The Hudec Cultural Foundation is invited to make an exhibition and a follower program about the works of L. E. Hudec in Shanghai in the Gallery of Barabás Villa from 12 to 30 of november.
The selection by the curator of the foundation, Virág Csejdy is showing the photographs of Ábel Szalontai DLA (the head of MOME Photography) and several unique documents and photos from the heritage found in Budapest. Visitors can use the application "Interactive Encyclopedia of L. E. Hudec" on computers. This multimedia content makes possible to know more about the architects' cultural background, life story and famous buildings in Shanghai.
Opening: 12th of november, 6pm. Greetings by Dr. János Váczi, vice-major of the district, opening speech by Katalin Marótczy PhD architecture historian, colleague of the BME Faculty of History of Architecture and Monuments.
The follower program is on 19th of november at 6pm.
Júlia Csejdy PhD art historian, the co-writer of the book László Hudec
Judit Éva Nagy communication consultant, the organizer of the Hudec Year in 2008 in Shanghai
Katalin Marótczy Phd architecture hystorian
And the documentary of Réka Pigniczky: The Life of László Hudec (56films.com) will be screened as well.
address: 1122 Budapest, Városmajor utca 44.
This event was commemorated to the 55. death anniversary of L.E.Hudec where Hudec Cultural Foundation was represented by Dr. Eszter Jánossy, Júlia Csejdy and Virág Csejdy, the Hudec relatives from Budapest. They visited several important buildings related to the Hugyecz/Hudec family and attended the ceremonial presentation of the Slovakian-Hungarian-English book which was published by the Slovakian non-profit organization called Center for Architect L. E. Hudec (CALEH).
Klara Kubickova, the writer and editor, Eva Furdikova, the co-writer of the book, the Slovakian ex-consul general of Shanghai, Pavol Sýkročin, the Major of Besztercebánya, Peter Gogola and the director of the CALEH, Oto Pison celebrated the new book's edition in the City Hall. Júlia Csejdy has greeted the public and put the support of the hungarian foundation in perspective for a Hudec memorial exhibition taking place in Besztercebánya.
The commemoration visit ended at the family grave in the evangelist grave yard where the family members could place their wreath on the newly renovated sepulchral vault.
|photo by Oto Pison|
The presentation took place in the Shanghai Library on the 55. death anniversary of L.E.Hudec. The Tongji University Press has published in Chinese the Hungarian book (written by Luca Poncellini and Júlia Csejdy in 2010) "László Hudec" with a different look and illustrations. The Hungarian Hudec Cultural Foundation has offered several digital copy of archive pictures for this edition too.
A HUNGARIAN ARCHITECT IN SHANGHAI, HUDEC (1893-1958)
presented by: Palace of Arts, mupa.hu
Few people know that many of Shanghai’s modernist and art deco buildings were constructed according to the designs of László Ede Hugyecz (or Hudec), a Hungarian architect who escaped to China from wartime Russian captivity. Shanghai’s art deco cityscape is presented in an exhibition of archive and contemporary photographs.
SHANGHAI LIFE PHOTO EXHIBITION
Presented by: Shanghai International Culture Association, Shanghai Federation of Artists and Literary Circles, Shanghai Photographers Association
Shanghai is the focus of two parallel exhibitions. The exhibition entitled Shanghai Life Photo Exhibition reveals the Chinese city to the general public in Hungary through a series of photographs. The black-and-white images provide a glimpse into the life of a relentless metropolis of 25 million people.