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Record-breaking 1,000 artworks displayed on anti-corruption

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, September 7, 2017 | 02:41 pm
Record-breaking 1,000 artworks displayed on anti-corruption

The exhibition was awarded by the Indonesian Museum of Records (MURI) as the "Exhibition with the most number of cartoons in Indonesia". (Shutterstock/File)

Indonesian Cartoonist Association (Pakarti), together with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), on Thursday are exhibiting 1,000 artworks on corruption by 205 cartoonist from across Indonesia.

The exhibition, which is held at the 2017 International Book Fair at the Jakarta Convention Center, displays the work by cartoonist of all ages, from high school students to a 74-year-old artist.

"The collaboration with KPK is to affirm the stance of cartoonist on several issue related to corruption, which are non-stop corruption eradication, dare to fight corruption, anti-corruption behavior, anti-corruption culture, anti-corruption stance and anti-corruption thinking," Pakarti president Jan Praba said in a statement on Thursday as quoted by tempo.co.

The artists participating in the exhibition originate from all over the country, including Aceh, Yogyakarta, Makassar, Kalimantan, Bali and Papua. 

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The theme was chosen due to its popularity among artists. Jan said the society, especially cartoonists, places great attention and hope on KPK members as the front lines in preventing corruption.

He further expressed hope that the collaboration with the KPK would continue on to every layer of society in spreading anti-corruption movement. 

The exhibition was awarded by the Indonesian Museum of Records (MURI) as the "Exhibition with the most number of cartoons in Indonesia". The award would be handed over by MURI director Aylawati Sarwono. (liz/kes)

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