Leeroy New creates art in commemoration of Hacienda Luisita Massacre

According to New, the art has been removed

Photo from Leeroy New’s Facebook page


Visual artist Leeroy New posted two photos Sunday evening, showing an installation piece created for a commemorative gathering in Tarlac. The piece features arms that seem embedded on the walls of Central Azucarera de Tarlac. The caption to the photo above reads:


Another view of my installation for today’s commemorative gathering for the 10th anniversary of the #HaciendaLuisitaMassacre, which we had to do in less than an hour. We attached arms onto the exterior walls of the Central Azucarera de Tarlac, where the massacre took place. The arms appear either severed or that the bodies attached to them are buried within the tomb-like concrete. A few hours later our curator tells us all works have been cleaned off the walls. The enemy moves fast.


Several other artists participated in the gathering, done on the 10th anniversary of the Hacienda Luisita Massacre. On November 16, seven farmers fighting for land reform were killed near the gate of the Hacienda. At the time, President Benigno Aquino III was serving as the Representative of Tarlac. No convictions have been made.

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