Matti Kujasalo and Jorma Puranen at LACMA

Works by Matti Kujasalo and Jorma Puranen are on view in Ink Dreams: Selections from the Fondation INK Collection exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art LACMA, California.

Ink Dreams explores how this spirit of ink translates to other mediums, global makers, and contemporary times. Comprising works of photography, sculpture, video, and painting, the exhibition proposes a new view of ink art for the contemporary era. Ink Dreams features 78 works by 53 artists from Asia, Europe, and North America, and is organized in three thematic sections — apparitions, meditations, and dreamscapes. This is the first presentation of work from the Fondation INK Collection, a 400-piece collection of contemporary art in the spirit of ink.

“Reflecting the larger collection, Ink Dreams offers a unique and novel understanding of contemporary ink art as a genre defined by soft qualities and common themes as opposed to one defined solely by the materials of ink and paper. (…) LACMA is indebted to the immense generosity of Gérard and Dora Cognié, profound collectors and founders of the Fondation INK Collection,” says LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan.

The exhibition is on view until 12 December 2021.

Image: Matti Kujasalo, Painting (detail)2011, acrylic on canvas, 175 × 175 cm