Hungarian Days in Thionville
A series of spring events titled Hungarian Days took place in the city of Thionville in eastern France. The cultural and gastronomic events organized by the local organization of the Association France-Hongrie (French-Hungarian Society) have been an undivided success among the French public. The focus of the events was the exhibition of the creative camp of the Hajdú-Bihar County Catering Company in Hortobágy, which was held in the city casino. The French have been working among the foreign artists of the creative camp for years. One of them, a photographer called Pierre Marcel Siest, presented himself to the people of Debrecen at the Hungária restaurant at an exhibition in March last year, accompanied by a spectacular French dinner and performance. This successful event gave the idea that the Hungarians would also present themselves in France. The Hungarian members of the Hortobágy Creative Camp, together with foreigners, featured more than 60 works during the exhibition, in the preparation of which the Art Fund and Artex aided.
The paintings and photographs on display were exceedingly popular, as evidenced by the fact that, at the request of the directors, the works will be on view in other cities during the year. More so, an invitation for an exhibition in the Netherlands, scheduled for May 1988, was also given to painter Imre Égerházi, leader of the Creative Camp.