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Jakarta Post

Exhibition, gathering marks anti-poverty campaign

  • Luh De Suriyani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Mon, October 19 2009   /  01:25 pm

A poster exhibition and public event marked the anti-poverty campaign, "Stand Up, Take Action, End Poverty Now", campaign at Denpasar's Puputan Badung Park on Sunday. The exhibit featured dozens of works by local artists. The posters were displayed in the field and attracted the attention of the city's residents, who flocked to the event. One of the participating artists, Wayan Dania, created posters that attacked prevailing social injustices in the environment, health care and the economy. One of his works read "We need no heroes, we only need someone to plant trees", with a gripping visual of the island's disappearing forests due to rampant illegal logging and unchecked man-made development. His other works highlighted children's rights for better education and nutrition. "Sometimes we forget how vastly liberating the sky is because we keep being told to bow an...