The next gen trying to boost Hong Kong’s growing art scene

 

This article is mostly about moneyed folks. But it is interesting to see how kids of tycoons are now involved in making art more accessible in Hong Kong: because prime estate is owned by the family, they avail some of these high visibility spaces for art. 

 

“Hui co-founded Twenty Alpha, a multifunction space for experimental art. It is working to build a new audience from a studio space operated by Art and Cultural Outreach, an organisation that leases space in a building on Hong Kong island to artists for a fraction of market rents.

 

Finding affordable space in Hong Kong for local artists in particular will remain a challenge, observers say. But tycoons’ descendants believe they have a role to play in using their wealth and influence to build up Hong Kong’s art scene while making it accessible to the public.”

 

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