The second China International Art Work Exposition will open in Beijing on Nov. 22 this year, said the Chinese Ministry of Culture on Tuesday.
The five-day exposition will gather artworks from top Chinese art galleries and mount special displays of Italian artworks and Chinese antiques, the ministry source said.
The organizer will also sponsor a contest on painting and calligraphy in a bid to discover more young talented artists, the source said.
The first exposition, held here last year, attracted around 75 art galleries from Russia, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the regions of Taiwan and Hong Kong, displaying more than 3,000 art works.
(Xinhua News Agency July 3, 2007)