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Irwan Ahmett and Tita Salina: The playful artist duo

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 31 2010   /  10:53 am

Courtesy Ahmett SalinaThe guy, Irwan Ahmett, was possibly hyperactive as a child, and having grown up into a playful adult, he now has frequent bursts of energy and ideas.The girl, Tita Salina, is calm and quirky, and somehow gets the guy’s crazy ideas. After a few conversations, before Irwan even expressed his love to Tita, he told her: “I don’t know why, but I feel that I can make my dreams come true with you”.He was 23. She was 25. Fast forward twelve years later, the two of them are married and had founded a design company: Ahmett Salina.For the fi rst time since they got together, the two artists are collaborating in a breakthrough urban art project that combines site-specifi c city elements, interaction with people and multimedia tools. In the
project, dubbed “Urban Play”, they create art in the form of installation, photography, performance and video, based on eleme...