KCHUNG Radio Residency at the Getty Center
1/31/17 — 4/30/17

Los Angeles' artist-run community radio station KCHUNG is in residence at the Getty Center in connection with the exhibition Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media. While in residence, KCHUNG contributors will produce 8 episodes live on-site at the Getty, and assemble an archive 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.

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 entitled 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 to workshop methods of reporting, interpreting, and distributing news content. Broadcasting in-depth news programming and building opportunities for spectacle, performance, and live engagement, KCHUNG's residency imagines alternative uses and definitions of the news, while exploring its ever-evolving role in contemporary society.

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