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KCHUNG Radio | Hammer Staff Radio Hour


KCHUNG Radio | Hammer Staff Radio Hour

KCHUNG DJs will work alongside Hammer staff members to create original live broadcasts. In this installment, Julia Luke, Hammer's assistant director of design, will provide commentary based on craigslist postings.


The Hammer Museum is pleased to welcome Public Engagement artist-in-residence KCHUNG Radio. Established in 2011, KCHUNG is a creative hub of artists, musicians, philosophers, and tinkerers broadcasting live on 1630AM from a studio above a pho restaurant in Los Angeles’s Chinatown and 1610AM from the Hammer Museum in Westwood. The radio station currently airs 74 live, original shows each month, including reports on wildlife conservation, on-air meditation, gestures of an economic and performative nature, as well as music. While in residence at the Hammer through the end of the year, KCHUNG presents the station’s regular programing on-site as well as new programs developed for the museum. Visitors can look forward to projects such as audio tours composed by KCHUNG and remixes of past Hammer programs.


Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM.


ABOUT PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT Part of the curatorial department, the Public Engagement program collaborates with artists to develop and present works that create an exchange with the institution and with visitors. Enacted both inside and outside the galleries, Public Engagement projects range from re-envisioned security guard uniforms to library and orchestra residencies. Public Engagement was established in 2009 thanks to a James Irvine Foundation Arts Innovation Fund grant.

The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement program was initiated with funding from The James Irvine Foundation.



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