Young world artists show works at PMQ

Local | Sophie Hui 4 Nov 2019

More than 100 young independent artists from around the world presented their work at Art Next Expo at PMQ in Central amid anti-fugitive law protests.

The four-day expo, which started last Friday, will end today.

The expo has three series: diversity series, special exhibition series and international artists series where different artists, units and galleries present their works.

Among the young independent artists, 62 of them were from North Macedonia, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, France, Taiwan, South Korea, America, Malaysia, Singapore and the mainland.

Visitors can also see award-winning works of Small Montmartre of Bitola - a 38-year-old painting competition held in North Macedonia every year which is best known as the Olympic Games of the painting world.

The painting competition was listed in the Guinness Book of Records in 1996 as the largest and with the longest history of its kind.

In the expo, other awarding-winning works from Hong Kong, Thailand, Croatia, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Israel, Turkey and Russia, are on show.

Visitors can also see experimental new media art by students from City University's School of Creative Media, which includes video art, installations and other interactive devices.

Louis Ng Chi-wa, director of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, and celebrity writer Chip Tsao also appeared on the opening day.

Tsao sold his landscape paintings in the expo, all of which were painted when he was traveling around the world. Some of his works are watercolor paintings, while some are charcoal drawings.

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