Bali to open a cartoon museum
Plans to open a cartoon museum honouring the art and humour of local cartoonists was confirmed by Govenor Pastika.
“It is very good to see the chronological history of our people in a humorous yet smart way through a cartoon museum,” said Pastika at the event, Drawing Cartoon Faces Bali Mandara at Denpasar’s Cultural Park.
The Bali Chairman of the United Indonesian Cartoonist Society (Pakarti), Ida Bagus Matinaya, said caricature art in Bali has developed since 1981.
“We have many meaningful and educated works,” he said. “Cartoon art is special and paradoxical since the artwork can either make people happy or sad. Every developing country uses cartoons to explain its social phenomenon.”
He also pointed out that ethics must exist as in journalism. The cartoonist should not insult other tribes, religions or races and insults against people with disabilities are not acceptable.The Deputy Chariman of Partika, Made Gede Parama Artha, added that the museum could attract many tourists and both old and new works could be displayed. [From The Beat Daily]