The print release of Tropic Issue 2 corresponded with a gallery exhibition at Aupuni Space. This exhibition incorporated and expanded upon the editorial content of Issue 2, with a curatorial focus on experiential and performative works by Hawaiʻi-based artists. This included an immersive audio soundtrack, TheNightBus, by e-nico, anon, and frntbznzz, an ongoing merch shop with shirt collaborations by Myka Arnado, Jourdan Simmonds, a commissioned video work from e-nico, and “get ready with gentofish,” an ongoing participatory vanity table.
Artists: JARROD CARANTO, E-NICO, ANON, FRNTBZNZZ, GENTOFISH, REBECCA MARIA GOLDSCHMIDT, JOURDAN SIMMONDS, LEAH DANZE, REISE KOCHI, CATALINA AFRICA ESPINOSA, MYKA ARNADO, LISE MICHELLE.
Mahalo to Donnie Cervantes of Aupuni Space for graciously hosting Tropic, Puʻuhonua Society for grant support, Aloha Got Soul for donating their soundsystem, Drew Broderick for exhibition design and installation, and the hundreds of attendees who came out during our monthlong residency in Kakaʻako.