Running on empty
The grandson of shipping tycoon YK Pao, launches an experimental art gallery in Aberdeen
Hong Kong’s cultural scene welcomes a new addition this month, The Empty Gallery. Founded by Harvard graduate and arts patron Stephen Cheng, the 3,000-square-foot space in Tin Wan is dedicated to experimental programming in visual arts, music, dance, poetry and performance art. The inaugural show opens on March 7 and is an exhibition of work by Indian-american artist Amit Desai. “I’m interested in outsider art, not work that feels like it was made for the art world,” says Cheng. The gallery will be entirely black—a kind of “eternal zen waiting room with great art”— where visitors can break away from the stress of their daily lives.