What will life be like in 2043? Artificial intelligence, environmental changes, new means of transportation and life forms... What will the future bring? How do tweens today imagine the world to be 20 years from now? These are the questions that the creative JUMP INTO THE FUTURE! competition seeks answers to in 2023 as well, encouraging teenagers from Hungary and the other side of the border to share their ideas about the future. From 27 January, the idea competition of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) is open for applications.
Domonkos Erhardt’s animation The Corner of My Eye has been shortlisted for the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival set to open on 16 February. Produced at the Animation department of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design with support from the National Film Institute, it will world premiere in the Generation 14 plus section of the Berlinale, considered to be one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals.
Our university was an international contributor to an exciting research project focusing on the practices and teaching of public art. As part of its first Erasmus+ strategic partnership project in the past three years, MOME developed a teaching methodology together with the Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) in Finland, the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Ireland and the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) in Estonia to incorporate public art into European art education.
“You need to make each painting as if your life depended on it. (…) My entire life I have been seeking to create quality art. Already at university, some of us set ourselves the goal of creating art that is up to international standards”, said Imre Bak, who passed away on 23 December 2022 at age 83, in a recent interview.
As part of the collaboration between MOME and the Centre for Energy Research (CER), Object Design BA students at a course were tasked with designing award trophy sets that will be used to recognise the outstanding achievements of junior associates and commemorate the work anniversaries of members of staff with decades of history with the Centre.
Innovations from Baden-Württemberg that is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year will be presented in an animation film by the Liszt Institute – Hungarian Cultural Centre Stuttgart in collaboration with Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME). The film was created at the initiative of the Institute by the Piros Animation team of MOME alumni, with sponsorship from the Ministry for Innovation and Technology.
Anna Rósz’s portfolio gives us a glimpse into her personal virtual space through three-dimensional modelling. She often explores the role of femininity and motherhood, as well as issues of intimacy and sexuality. Her graphic designs feature dream-like spaces and phantom-like, reflective figures as imprints of various emotional states.
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) is launching a unique, nation-wide afforestation action. Joining forces with three national parks – the Balaton Uplands National Park, the Danube-Drava National Park and the Duna-Ipoly National Park – it will develop new forests in three locations across Hungary over nearly 50 hectares. When grown, these will help neutralise the university’s harmful emissions. The action will also be incorporated into the training, and staff and students are welcome to get involved.