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Revealing portraiture- What's on in Beijing

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08:53, March 07, 2013

Revealing portraiture Photo: Courtesy of Today Art Museum (GT)

Face2Face: Portraits and Interiors, Chinese Dutch Painting Exhibition @ Today Art Museum

The face: is there a more intriguing subject for an artist to paint? In Face2Face, curator Cees Hendrikse delves into the world of portraiture and interior works through four Chinese and Dutch artists. These four painters - Chen Danqing, Jan Worst, Mao Yan and Philip Akkerman - offer the audience a modern take on the age-old tradition. Many pieces feature the alluring and sometimes unnerving eye contact between subject and viewer that helped make Mona Lisa such a captivating painting for centuries. But Mao Yan's Small Portrait of Thomas White Eye No. 1 is more like the anti-Lisa, showing a face in a ghastly white pallette with eyes shut and mouth agape.

When: Until March 30
Where: 2nd Floor, No.2 Exhibition Hall, No.32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang district
Admission: Free
Contact: 5876-0600

12th Floor concert by Mo Xiaopi @ Mako Livehouse
Paying homage to his lofty abode, Chinese musician Mo Xiaopi has dubbed his latest live show 12th Floor. Perhaps it's because the indie tunes from his new album Just Alright started as bedroom jams?

When: 8:30 pm, Friday, March 8
Where: No.36 Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang district
Tickets: 50 yuan (door), 40 yuan (advance)
Contact: 186-1096-7776

38 Music Party @ 2Kolegas

For International Women's Day, 2Kolegas is offering a free show - if you're a lady. Slated to appear are Residence A and Wu & The Side Effects for a punk rock and blues-filled night. Perhaps with the 50 yuan women will save on entrance, they can help the lads buy a drink. Well, maybe not.

When: 9 pm, Friday, March 8
Where: No.21 Liangmaqiao Lu, inside the drive-in cinema, Chaoyang district
Tickets: 50 yuan, free for women
Contact: 6436-8998

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