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The Weight of Words: An Alphabet of Human Rights

The Weight of Words

Ongoing until Jan. 21; Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino and Pasilyo Victorio Edades Galleries, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Manila, for more information, contact (02) 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com, or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

“The Weight of Words” exhibit is part of Canvas’ Looking for Juan Program, which explores art as a platform for social change. For the past 10 years, Canvas has been promoting art, culture and literature through exhibitions and publication of children’s books. Canvas continues to challenge the imagination of its audiences and participate in the social discourse.

For this exhibit, participating artists and designers that include – Keith Dador, John Ed de Vera, June Digan, Electrolychee, Lala Gallardo, Gerilya, Meneer Marcelo, Jom Masolabe, Dan Matutina, Kevin Roque, Palma Tayona, and Wesley Valenzuela – contemplate the meaning and value of human rights using the alphabet.

Each participating artist has chosen a letter or two, and connected it with the concept of human rights. The artists hope that with these letters, words, and arts, the universal truths about human rights can again be revealed, shared, reflected upon, and force an acceptance and commitment to the truth that human rights is not the cause of the chasm – it is the bridge that will unite.