Chocolate terracotta warriors to hit Taiwan art show
Tuesday 29 June 2010
A rare exhibition featuring miniature chocolate replicas of China's ancient terracotta warriors opens this week in Taipei, organisers said Monday.
The show, called 'World Chocolate Wonderland', follows on from a previous exhibition of chocolate art in Beijing which drew more than 400,000 visitors, the organisers added.
The centrepiece of the show, which opens on Saturday and runs until late September, will be more than 400 mini terracotta warriors from the first Chinese Emperor's tomb each measuring 35 centimetres tall, said Artsource Corp, a Taipei-headquartered art management company which is supplying a large part of the chocolate art work.
"People visiting the exhibition will be able to feel that chocolate is not only edible, but also can be used as a material in art," company spokeswoman Sherry Wung told AFP.
Replicas of Taipei's landmark buildings such as Taipei 101, once the world's tallest skyscraper, will also be on display alongside a chocolate mock-up of the Great Wall of China, which was first shown in Beijing in January.
The exhibits will be kept in a temperature-controlled room to prevent melting.
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