The Hungarian Democratic Alliance of Romania (RMDSZ) has presented the Transylvanian Hungarian Contemporary Culture Awards for the 11th time. This year, three recipients were honoured for their contributions, including András Visky, Gyárfás Oláh, and Éva Imre. The ceremony took place during the Cluj-Napoca Book Week, recognizing the achievements of Hungarian creatives in Romania's Transylvania region.
The Importance of Continual Renewal
In her speech during the awards ceremony, Csilla Hegedüs, Executive Vice-President of the RMDSZ, emphasized the importance of continual renewal in the face of constant uncertainty. She praised the work of the contemporary artist in breaking emotional and intellectual barriers, pushing social boundaries, and creating works that enrich the community and our intellectual legacy.
Excellence in Literature, Fine Arts, and Performing Arts
The recipients of the Transylvanian Hungarian Contemporary Culture Awards hail from different artistic fields, highlighting the range of talent amongst Hungarian creatives in the region. András Visky was recognized for his autobiographical novel, Resettlement, which has captured the attention of a wide audience. Gyárfás Oláh, an internationally renowned sculptor and fashion designer, was praised for his attention to detail and form across various artistic mediums. Éva Imre, a Cluj-Napoca-based actor known for her powerful and personal performances, was also recognized for her work.
Performance by Kányadi by Zsolt Bogdán and the Kaláka Ensemble
Following the awards ceremony, there was a performance by Kányadi by Zsolt Bogdán, a theatre artist from Cluj, and the Kaláka ensemble.
The Transylvanian Hungarian Contemporary Culture Awards serve as a platform for recognizing and celebrating the contributions of Hungarian creatives in Transylvania. Through their work, these talented individuals continue to push boundaries, enrich communities, and inspire others, proving that Transylvanian culture is alive and thriving.
Questions & Answers
What are the Transylvanian Hungarian Contemporary Culture Awards? The Transylvanian Hungarian Contemporary Culture Awards are presented annually in the categories of literature, fine arts, and performing arts by the Hungarian Democratic Alliance of Romania, celebrating the achievements of Hungarian creatives in Romania.
Where were the Transylvanian Hungarian Culture Awards ceremony held this year? This year's Transylvanian Hungarian Contemporary Culture Awards were presented at the Hungarian Theater in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár).
Who were the winners of the Transylvanian Hungarian Culture Awards in 2021? The winners of the awards in 2021 were András Visky, a writer, playwright, and dramaturge; Gyárfás Oláh, a sculptor and fashion designer; and Éva Imre, an actor.
What did Csilla Hegedüs say in her speech at the Culture Awards ceremony? In her speech, Csilla Hegedüs, Executive Vice-President of the RMDSZ, pointed out that the basic element and constant challenge of being Transylvanian is continuous renewal. She also emphasized the enriching value of contemporary art and thanked the award winners for their courage to create.
What is András Visky's most recent work that was recognized at the awards ceremony? András Visky's autobiographical novel, Resettlement, published last year, was praised for addressing Transylvanian history in a thought-provoking manner while also being accessible to readers.
What did Tekla Szabó, a speaker at the awards ceremony, say about Gyárfás Oláh? Tekla Szabó admired the diversity of Gyárfás Oláh's interests, which include fashion design, interior decoration, and sculpture. Despite his international fame, Oláh remains dedicated to his home village of Újtusnád.
What did Katalin Ágnes Bartha say about Éva Imre at the awards ceremony? Katalin Ágnes Bartha praised Éva Imre's versatility and the intensity of emotion she brings to her performances, describing her as "mind-blowingly attractive, contemporary and personal, ethereally unattainable and terrifyingly, powerfully solid!"
Was there any performance after the award ceremony? Yes, there was a performance by Kányadi by Zsolt Bogdán, a theater artist from Cluj, and the Kaláka ensemble.