Presenting the theme "Arung Tarung", the Student Activity Unit of the Sanggar of Interest (UKM Samin) State University of Malang (UM) held the 27th Education and Training Exhibition for three days (13-15 / 03). The exhibition, which was held at the Malang Arts Council Building (DKM), presented artworks made by new members of UKM Samin. Jonathan as the chief executive said that this exhibition was held as a means of learning for new members in organizing, working, and holding exhibitions.
A total of 42 works displayed in this exhibition conveyed responses and messages in preparing for the worst possible current problem. “Arung Tarung means 'wading through the fight'. The battle in question is the current environmental and social conditions, for example the rapid spread of hoaxes or the threat of disease spreading behind the ease of transportation, ”explained Jonathan when interviewed by the Communications crew. The artworks that are displayed also vary, ranging from 2 and 3 dimensional works of art, to even works that are combined with digital art.
In the process of making the work, the new members of UKM Samin were mentored by their seniors. "The seniors helped us from consulting on concepts, how to work, to display techniques," said the chief executive. The student who is familiarly called Jo also explained that this year's training exhibition was different from the previous one. "Judging from the concept, this year's exhibition seems heavier," he said. The previous year's exhibition merely strengthened the relationship between members, while this time the participants were required to respond to existing problems. The exhibition venue is also located outside the campus, unlike the previous years. "Currently, we have been asked to hold an exhibition outside the campus and by chance DKM is a Samin UKM
During the three days of implementation, this exhibition not only displays the artworks of the Samin UKM members, but also presents other entertainment. On the first day, the event was opened with an art performance and live acoustic. On the second day a workshop was held and a surgical work was held. The last day was enlivened by a band performance. Jo also added that the ticketing system was not applied in organizing this exhibition. "The response of the people in Malang to art can be said that it is still in the developing stage. Therefore, we as actors of the arts must also educate the public through this exhibition, "he said. "We encountered many problems, but these problems also inspired our work. That is the spirit of Arung Tarung, we prepare for the worst conditions while trying to develop our potential in the midst of problems so that we become better individuals, "he concluded. Zahirah