KCHUNG PUBLIC present’s a special Earth Day edition of Alika Cooper’s Plant Sale.
During the pandemic, artist Alika Cooper began hosting small open-air plant sales at her home in Lincoln Heights. She invited artists that she knew also loved plants to create small stands, which lined the driveway. There, amongst tables full of cacti and California natives, the Plant Sale served as an important early opportunity for Los Angeles artists to gather again in-person.
Now on its eighth iteration, the Plant Sale continues with a special edition in collaboration with KCHUNG PUBLIC for Earth Day. Please join us to celebrate with rare succulents, house plants, handmade ceramics, farm fresh goodies, seed tarot readings and much more.
While pursuing the Plant Sale stalls take the opportunity to get your hands dirty and make seed bombs with the California Poppy Project.
The afternoon will also feature seed bomb workshops led by KCHUNG’s christy roberts berkowitz (The California Poppy Project), an Adult Contemp coffee making demonstration by KCHUNG’s Godspeed Radio and DJ sets from KCHUNG’s George Jenson.
The Plant Sale at MOCA’s Aileen Getty Plaza:
Adult Contemp, Alabaster's House, Banu, Chthonic Ivy, Fay Ray Clay, Garden Butterfly, Nicky Fisher, TG Plants, Tim Fleming, Vita Grace, Goest Studio, Green House, Hardy Californians, Latinx With Plants, Mama Botanica, Myco Myco, James Naish, Justin Olerud, Kinfolk Botanica, Plant Intelligence Agency, Plant Time, Francis River & KCHUNG Public.
Alika Cooper is a Los Angeles based artist and UCLA-certified horticulturist. Outside of the studio, Cooper oversees the maintenance of both public and residential specialty gardens.
George Jensen is an experimental sound artist whose work centers around synthesized tonal waves. With a focus on inducing altered states and promoting well-being through the long-form ambiance. As a member of the artist-run radio station KCHUNG, George has participated in a variety of exciting projects, including performing at an artist residency for the Hammer Museum and taking part in Made in LA in 2014. He also hosts the popular radio show Los Angeles, which features field recordings once a month at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. In addition, George also has a radio program called Quietudes on Dublab. This show focuses on 4th world, ambient, sound poetry, and leftfield pop songs, and showcases George's unique ability to create stunning soundscapes that transport listeners to otherworldly realms.
This program is part of KCHUNG Radio’s ongoing residency at MOCA, KCHUNG PUBLIC.
Self-governed and operated on a shoestring budget, KCHUNG Radio was formed in 2011 as an open forum of artists, musicians, writers, and philosophers. Broadcasting live on 1630 AM from a studio-in-the-sky above a pho restaurant in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, KCHUNG Radio stands apart from other local LA-based stations in its programmatically evolving nature: currently broadcasting over 40 hours weekly of original & uncensored content. With the intention to platform traditionally underrepresented voices, there are talk shows, art reviews, interviews with psychics, scientists, plant life, and ghosts, live music, dressing room gossip, surrealist meditation lessons, advice panels, and unscripted gestures of an economic or performative nature. Functioning as a framework for the expression of local artists as individual contributors, the station is an open portal, accessible to any and all interested parties. It celebrates and promotes the efforts of the dedicated amateur while remaining an autonomous entity for collective expression.
KCHUNG PUBLIC is made possible with support from Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF)
Wonmi’s WAREHOUSE Programs is organized by Alex Sloane, Associate Curator, with Amelia Charter, Producer of Performance and Programs, Brian Dang, Programming Coordinator, and Michele Huizar, Programming Assistant.
Wonmi's WAREHOUSE Programs is founded by Wonmi & Kihong Kwon and Family.
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KCHUNG PUBLIC present’s a special Earth Day edition of Alika Cooper’s Plant Sale. During the pandemic, artist Alika Cooper began hosting small open-air plant sales at her home in Lincoln Heights. She invited artists that she knew also loved plants to create small stands, which lined the driveway. There, amongst tables full of cacti and California natives, the Plant Sale served as an important early opportunity for Los Angeles artists to gather again in-person. Now on its eighth iterati…