The Getty Center


KCHUNG Radio Residency
Monday, January 30–Sunday, February 12, 2017
Free; no reservations required

Los Angeles' artist-run community radio station KCHUNG is in residence for two weeks at the Getty Center to broadcast in-depth news programming and build opportunities for spectacle, performance, and live engagement that imagine alternative uses and definitions of the news. Complementing the exhibition Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media, the residency will produce between 6 to 10 episodes, featuring a diverse breadth of content from KCHUNG's artistic community including interviews, performances, and live reporting, to explore both exhibition themes and current events. Details of programming held on-site and online to be announced.

KCHUNG is an artist-run radio station operated from Los Angeles' Chinatown by a community of over 200 visual artists, musicians, writers, and other creative thinkers. Founded by artists Solomon Bothwell, Luke Fischbeck, and Harsh Patel, KCHUNG was created to redefine community radio as accessible and transparent, offering a community of listeners the ability to create their own content and learn about broadcasting. Today the station has grown to more than 200 contributors, who broadcast over 100 regularly scheduled shows each month.

In 2016, KCHUNG was awarded a Creative Capital grant to launch an in-depth news service. Titled News Body, it is an experimental platform dedicated to user-sourced, urgent news. The Getty residency will serve as an opportunity for KCHUNG's artist community to further develop the News Body project and workshop methods of reporting, interpreting, and distributing news content, while exploring its ever-evolving role in contemporary society.

KCHUNG's work has been featured in the Hammer Museum's Made in LA biennial, and they have forged collaborations with cultural organizations at all scales, including schools, non-profits, artist-run spaces, galleries and museums, performance venues, bookstores, and restaurants, as well as music, film, art and literary festivals. Recently, they provided extensive public programming for Current: LA Water, Los Angeles's citywide biennial of public art, and forged collaborations with community partners such as The Youth Justice Coalition and Liberated Arts Collective.


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