The Governor of Jakarta Special Region, Anies Baswedan, inaugurated a mural artwork at Taman Ismail Marzuki-TIM, Monday (September 10), Jakarta. In his speech, Anies Baswedan said that he wanted to have more arts and culture decoration in Jakarta. According to him, the inauguration of the mural was a momentum to materialize Jakarta as a canvas or a place to express arts and culture.
“Let’s make this momentum for more than just a commemoration of inauguration of a mural. We must make this moment an opportunity to continue our aim to present the city as a space for artistic and cultural expression. I repeatedly underlined that Jakarta must be seen as a canvas that we invite artists to attend and bring up artwork in this city,” said Anies Baswedan.
Anies Baswedan revealed, in Jakarta itself the mural creation has begun, especially in welcoming the 2018 Asian Games and the 73rd Anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia some time ago. According to him, the mural can add aesthetics and become more beautiful. because of that, it hopes for all Jakarta people to take advantage of their respective environments with various creative works of art. His side plans to provide facilities for creative people or artists, so as making the corners of Jakarta become more beautiful and artistic places. He also asked Ledania as a muralist, to have interaction with Indonesian mural painters to exchange experiences and ideas. (VOI/Rezha/AHM)