The Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS)

Exhibit duration: 24 November 2017 to 21 January 2018
Opening reception: 24 November, Friday, 6pm
Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery) and Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery)



The exhibition brings together professionals in the visual arts and design industry, each choosing a letter or two to connect to a concept in human rights. The hope is that, with these letters, words and art, the universal truths about human rights that 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. Participating artists and designers include Keith Dador, John Ed de Vera, June Digan, Electrolychee, Lala Gallardo, Gerilya, Meneer Marcelo, Jom Masolabe, Dan Matutina, Kevin Roque, Daniel Palma Tayona, and Wesley Valenzuela. The Weight of Words: An Alphabet of Human Rights is part of CANVAS’ “Looking for Juan Program” that explores art as a platform for social change.