The 2008 Olympic Ornamental Sculpture International Roving Exhibition, described by experts as “the world’s largest known sculpture show”, opened in the square of the Guangzhou Museum of Art on December 1. A total of 281 masterpiece sculptures created by artists around the world will be on display for the next 10 days.

The exhibition is jointly organized by the Organizing Committee of the Competition of Ornamental Sculptures for the 2008 Olympic Games, China Artists Association, the Publicity Department of the CPC Guangzhou Municipal Committee, and Guangzhou Municipal Culture Bureau.

The exhibition features probably the largest number of exhibits and the highest professional standard even seen in China. Most of the works, made of high-standard bronze, iron, aluminum or stainless steel, have been selected from about 3,000 entries from more than 90 countries and regions around the world. 96 of them have come from abroad.

At the exhibition, the organizers have set up five ballot boxes for visitors to vote for their favorite sculptures. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be presented in late 2007 to sculptors according to the number of votes received and experts’ evaluation.