Notes from Kahoʻolawe, Ka Paeʻāina o Hawaiʻi, Moananuiākea

Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick is a Kanaka ‘Ōiwi artist, curator, and current Director of Koa Gallery at Kapiʻolani Community College, Oʻahu who recently completed an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York, and previously worked in Honolulu-based collective PARADISE COVE (2015–18).

Josh Tengan is a Kanaka ‘Ōiwi contemporary art curator, previously Assistant Curator, Honolulu Biennial 2019 To Make Wrong / Right / Now, working to survey local visual culture through annual project CONTACT organised by arts non-profit Puʻuhonua Society. Tengan holds an MA in Curatorial Studies with Distinction from Newcastle University (UK).

With special thanks to Dana Naone Hall and ʻAi Pōhaku Press for permission to republish “Going to Kahoʻolawe,” from Life of the Land: Articulations of a Native Writer (2017), and to David Stannard and Haunani-Kay Trask for permission to republish “Thirst,” from Light in the Crevice Never Seen (1994), CALYX Books.

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