Zheng Guogu poses in front of a poster used to promote the 2003 Venice Biennale exhibition Canton Express featuring works by him and 13 fellow southern Chinese artists, and which has been restaged in Hong Kong. Photo: Enid Tsui

Untold story of how art exhibition was smuggled out of China to the Venice Biennale at height of Sars epidemic

Artist reveals for first time how he disguised artworks as trade shipment to get around quarantine during Sars epidemic, and how artists took circuitous route to Italy to beat health curbs on travel

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Zheng Guogu poses in front of a poster used to promote the 2003 Venice Biennale exhibition Canton Express featuring works by him and 13 fellow southern Chinese artists, and which has been restaged in Hong Kong. Photo: Enid Tsui
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