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  • Dec 24, 2018

”Don’t Even Bring Water”: VIVA ExCon Capiz 2018

Installation view of “Don’t Even Bring Water” at the Roxas City Civic Center, VIVA ExCon 2018. Photo by Kiko Nunez. All images courtesy VIVA ExCon 2018 unless otherwise stated.

“As visual artists and cultural workers, we are part of the larger community of people in the region within which VIVA ExCon circulates and connects to. We are not exempt from acting in response to injustice whenever it occurs [. . .] As [practitioners] who engage with the complexity of our contexts, we reiterate our commitment to engaging with platforms such as VIVA ExCon to collectively affirm our solidarity with issues affecting our farmers and the rural sector. We underscore how our continued gathering through VIVA ExCon is a political act, offering a space where these concerns can be collectively raised, weighed and engaged with.”