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

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Pertti Kekarainen, Jorma Puranen and Santeri Tuori at Kunstahalle Helsinki

Works by Pertti Kekarainen, Jorma Puranen and Santeri Tuori are on view at Kunstahalle Helsinki, as part of the New Perspectives Through Photography – 25 years of the Helsinki School exhibition, running through 31 October 2021.

The group show features 28 artists representing six generations, all evolving from the Helsinki School, the internationally acclaimed Finnish art phenomena. The exhibition celebrates how ideas can be transformed through a shared collective dialogue. It combines new works and installations juxtaposed with historical pieces that exemplify how this unique educational platform has opened up new perspectives on how we experience photography. 

Watch Jorma Puranen’s and Santeri Tuori’s interviews here.

Image: Jorma Puranen, Black Snow: The 1968 Thule nuclear disaster, 2021

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A series of murals designed by Jorma Hautala completed in Järvenpää

The first part of a series of murals designed by artist Jorma Hautala and realised by young artists has been finished in Järvenpää to celebrate the city’s 70th anniversary year. The murals, Forte and Crescendo, were executed as a master-student process, in which four artists, Heidi Katajamäki, Aleksi Liimatainen, Ilkka Iijalainen and Aku Aalto, participated in the completion of the work under the guidance of Hautala. The two remaining ones, Rubato and Staccato, will be finished 2022.

Representing colorist concreteism, the works complement the walls of Wärtsilänkatu’s 1960’s buildings. The murals are located at the north and south ends of two of the houses. The apartment buildings that serve as the basis of the mural are in residential use. When finished, Järvenpää’s mural complex is the largest in Finland, consisting of four apartment buildings, with a total size of more than 1000 m2.

Photo: Ilkka Vuorinen | Upeart

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