Avant-garde art goes on display

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 February, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 February, 1999, 12:00am

The Cobra Movement - 50 Years art exhibition features paintings and sculptures by Cobra artists, a group of Eu ropean avant-garde artists.


The word 'Cobra' is an anagram formed from the initial letters of the European capitals Copenhagen, Brus sels and Amsterdam.


Members of the Cobra movement took their inspi ration from primitive art and drawings by children and the mentally-deranged.


The exhibition is on at Hong Kong Museum of Art. Presented by the Provisional Urban Council and the con sulates general of Belgium, Denmark and the Nether lands, the exhibition runs until April 11. For inquiries, call 2734-2167.