Collection: Queer Tropics

Tropical Mysticism: Cristina Molina’s “The Matriarchs”

Dillon Raborn examines how New Orleans-based artist Cristina Molina uses her family history to make sense of impending ecological crisis in southern Florida.

In the Garden: An Interview with Aimée Beaubien

As part of our “Queer Tropics” editorial series, Kayl Parker talks to artist Aimée Beaubien about her foliage-filled installations made from cut-and-collaged photographs.

A Lost World: “Storyville: Madams and Music” at The Historic New Orleans Collection

For our “Queer Tropics” editorial series, Ashley L. Voss looks back at last year’s exhibition at The Historic New Orleans Collection exploring New Orleans’ infamous red-light district.

Heat and Leisure: Radamés “Juni” Figueroa’s Tropicalization of the Art World

Logan Lockner looks at Radamés “Juni” Figueroa’s practice, which aims to “tropicalize” museums and galleries.

What Dreemz May Come

Just in time for Mardi Gras, Brooke Sauvage shares her new collection of Carnival-inspired clothing.

Orwell at the Pool: Aqua Mob New Orleans’ “Two Legs Bad” at the Drifter Hotel

As part of our “Queer Tropics” editorial series, Brooke Sauvage recalls Aqua Mob New Orleans’ water-ballet version of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novella, which premiered last fall.

“Queer Tropics”: A Mixtape

Dance to an exclusive “Queer Tropics”-themed mix by Chicago-based artist and DJ CQQCHIFRUIT.

Stop and Smell the Hibiscus: On Laziness, Art, and the Utopia Imagined by Adler Guerrier

Rob Goyanes examines Adler Guerrier’s work, which explores the benefits of not working.

How Roni Horn Taught Me to Cruise on the Down Low

Matt Morris considers the work of artist Roni Horn, the aesthetics of gay hookup app Grindr, and more expansive ways of thinking about selfhood.

Hélio Oiticica’s Underground Order

Adrian Anagnost looks at how Hélio Oiticica’s canonical practice has been received over time in Brazil and the United States.

“Asian Woman Architect”: Minnette de Silva’s Vision of Tropical Modernism

Emily Nonko looks back at the career of architect Minnette de Silva, whose designs paved the way for what is now known as Tropical Modernism.

Editor’s Note: “Queer Tropics”

Charlie Tatum, our Editorial and Communications Manager, introduces Pelican Bomb’s latest exhibition and a corresponding series on the Art Review, which both explore conceptions of the tropics.