Run­ning on empty

The grand­son of ship­ping ty­coon YK Pao, launches an ex­per­i­men­tal art gallery in Aberdeen

Hong Kong Tatler - - Concierge - Stephen Cheng,

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.

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