Material from the Ring of Fire/Pacific Rim Screening
"Screening of short video pieces by Irwan Ahmett and Tita Salina, Jakarta-based artists who have been working together since 2010. Their tactical, interventionist approach to social issues frequently plays itself out in public space, and translate into spontaneously unfolding events through a spontaneous and self-organized approach that they describe as Urban Play. In the last few years, they have been working with vulnerable groups in society, including Indonesian undocumented workers and migrant laborers living in the Netherlands and Taiwan. Their ambition is to reflect the real situations and what has been happening, but also to generate critical alternatives to these complicated issues through play.
A brief conversation with the artists will follow the screening.
Ahmett and Salina recently completed a month-long residency at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the context of the Megacities Asia exhibition. Their work has also been exhibited at the ST Paul St Gallery (Auckland NZ, 2016), Biennale Jogja (Yogyakarta ID, 2015), Asian Art Biennial (Tainan TW, 2015), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam NL, 2014), and the ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics (Berlin DE, 2013)."