Yogyakarta (16/7) – On the third day, IGoPSS participants visited Artjog and traced back to Muhammadiyah in Kauman Village, which aimed to trace the struggle of KH Ahmad Dahlan, as the founder of one of the largest Islamic organizations in the country, Muhammadiyah. Besides that, Kampung Kauman is also a place for the development of modern Islam in the city of Yogyakarta. This village has its very interesting uniqueness. Of course, Kampung Kauman Yogyakarta has become a valuable, historic area with all the stories of its development, there are many cultural heritage buildings.
The participants had a great interest in the Outing event. They are very enthusiastic when they see the culture that is still very attached to the surrounding community. Some of them have been provided with a little history about Muhammadiyah so that their curiosity about Muhammadiyah can be answered through the visit. In addition, they are also amazed to see the authenticity of the buildings in the village of Kauman which are still maintained now. This village has its very interesting uniqueness. Of course, Kampung Kauman Yogyakarta has become a valuable, historic area with all the stories of its development, there are many cultural heritage buildings.
After walking through Muhammadiyah, with the same enthusiasm, the participants continued to visit the annual contemporary art exhibition known as ARTJOG. This year, ARTJOG carries the theme of Expanding Awareness, this theme seeks to present artistic works and programs that raise critical awareness about various actual problems and inspire optimism. This theme has the meaning of expanding the accumulative and reciprocal awareness between the artist and the audience by reflecting on the present reality, the future, and the hopes that must be realized. The purpose of the visit to ARTJOG is none other than to introduce art made by artists from Yogyakarta and its surroundings to foster an appreciation of art. “In addition, it provides an understanding that Indonesia as a country with a Muslim majority population is not as rigid as they think, by raising general issues about mental health and so on,” said Fadhila Septiyaning as buddies at the event. (ARP)