Márton Perlaki

Soft Corners

>>> We are glad to announce that we reopen the solo show Soft Corners of Márton Perlaki on 7 May and it will be on view until 23 May. We can only grant entry to Trafó to visitors with a vaccination certificate. For our common protection, it is mandatory to wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose in all spaces of Trafó. When entering, please use the hand sanitizer. Please don't forget to pay attention to maintaining social distancing. To ensure proper social distancing, we are limiting the number of visitors admitted to the gallery: 12 people can enter the space at a given time. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Curated by Borbála Szalai

On view again: 2021/05/07 - 05/23 (Tuesday - Sunday, between 4 and 7 pm)

The solo exhibition of Márton Perlaki is the first presentation of a larger collection of works created in the recent years, consisting of photographs, large chalk drawings, abstract photograms and luminograms. Perlaki’s artistic practice is characterized by the duality of a meticulously pre-planned precise editing process and a peculiar, playfully bizarre attitude. His unusual portraits, staged still lives or gestures of highlighting certain details detached from their environment often create a space for perplexity and the unexpected. Compared to his previous works, the works presented at Trafó Gallery mark a clear and bold opening in the direction of a more self-analyzing, more personal voice that also re-examines family relations, and in which control over creative processes dissolves and the unpredictable is given space.

Márton Perlaki (1982) graduated as a photojournalist at the Bálint György Academy of Journalism and then as a cinematographer at the Hungarian University of Theatre and Film Arts. He was the founder and image editor of The Room magazine. He was nominated for the internationally acclaimed photography prize, the Foam Paul Huf Award initiated by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, and in 2015 Perlaki was also invited to the Foam Talent Program. In the same year, one of his works was exhibited at National Portrait Gallery, London in the frameworks of the exhibition of Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. His work appeared in renowned magazines including Time Magazine, Vogue, New York Magazine, M le Monde or Süddeutsche Zeitung. The last time his works were presented in Budapest was in the frameworks of his solo exhibition at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in 2016.

Supported by Káli Kövek, National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Hungarian Month of Photography.

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The catalogue of the exhibition was recently published by Oui Non Editions. Order the book online via the publisher or buy it either at Trafó Gallery or at ISBN books+gallery.

Editions of 150 220mm x 265mm  48 pages 


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Press

1854 - British Journal of Photography Hannah Abel-Hirsch: For Marton Perlaki, less is more

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››› Important information concerning the pandemic COVID-19:

For our common protection, it is mandatory to wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose in all spaces of Trafó. We can only grant entry to Trafó to visitors with a vaccination certificate. When entering, please use the hand sanitizer. Please don't forget to pay attention to maintaining social distancing. Trafó's air changing ventilation system is under increased operation. If you have any other questions about your visit, please feel free to get in touch with us!

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