Over the years, I have done several exhibitions overseas - namely at the British Cartoon Museum (UK), Malmo (Sweden), Bilbao (Spain), Paris (France), Kentucky (US) and Geneva (Switzerland). I guess now it is the right time to do the same at home.
I hereby would like to announce my special exhibition in Malaysia, with the theme - Cartoons For Rakyat and the title is ‘Zunar Cartoon @rt PJ’.
The exhibition will be held at Dataran PJ, opposite Amcorp Mall Shopping Complex, Petaling Jaya from Sept 3 to 10, 2016. Cartoons For Rakyat is an exhibition whereby all artworks will not be displayed in a gallery or an exhibition hall but in an open field instead.
While an indoor exhibition may attract fans and collectors, an outdoor exhibition can provide more access for the public. In other words, while a gallery ‘invites’ people to see the exhibition, a public display ‘comes’ to you instead. This concept suits my objective as a cartoonist - to provide alternative information, stand, direction and of course jokes to the people through my works.
An open and public friendly exhibition is more effective and gives more impact for the country, like Malaysia. This concept is inspired by my recent exhibition in Geneva which was held along the lake Lac Leman, organised by Cartooning For Peace Foundation.
Twenty of my best cartoons have been selected, printed on giant billboards and will be on display.
The subjects will include my view and perception of the 1MDB Scandal, the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Merdeka, the Sedition Act, the domineering wife of the PM, corruption and conspiracies against Anwar Ibrahim.
All are invited for the launch at 5pm on Sept 3, at the venue. It will be launched by Selangor state exco member Elizabeth Wong.
I would like to thank the Selangor state government, Selangor Tourism, Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) and members of Kumpulan Kartunis Independen (KKI) for their support for this exhibition.
ZUNAR or ZULKIFLEE ANWAR HAQUE is a political cartoonist.