The Nudist Museum

The Bass Museum of Art is pleased to present The Nudist Museum by Ellen Harvey.

Ellen Harvey's Nudist Museum uses the Bass Museum's collection to reveal a wide variety of different historical paradigms of nudity. By copying every nude in the collection, which includes paintings, drawings and sculptures from the Middles Ages to the present, Harvey showcases nudes that represent purity, titillation, truth, comedy, beauty, love and ugliness, as well as simple representations of the human body. The fifty-four resulting paintings are far from exact copies. The nudes were copied from the museum's documentation rather than from the originals, with the result that the level of detail in each painting strongly reflects the resolution of the source documentation.

The Nudist Museum

October 2 – November 7, 2010

Free to members and basspass and cost of admission to the museum for non-members.



Francis Alÿs

Francis Alÿs
A Story of Deception

WIELS presents a major survey exhibition of Francis Alÿs (b. 1959 Belgium), one of contemporary art's most influential figures. The retrospective will present pictorial works alongside a number of new pieces, which have never been shown before. No less than 18 films documenting the artist's actions are featured in the show, ranging from tragicomic failures to poetic observations and other works, which metaphorically address current issues. Paintings, drawings, installations and material drawn from a dozen other works complete the retrospective, which will allow visitors to follow the successive stages in the development of Alÿs' oeuvre and which have led him to become one of the most important artists of his generation.

Francis Alÿs
A Story of Deception

9 October 2010 – 30 January 2011

8 October 2010, 18:30-21:00

Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354
1190 Brussels


IAIN BAXTER& : Canadian Perspective


To celebrate its fortieth anniversary, the Canadian Cultural Centre invites an artist with an exceptional career, a trailblazer of new forms, a tireless inventor, an artist capable of changing even his name to adapt it to the spirit of his art. Iain Baxter, alias N.E. Thing Co., now alias IAIN BAXTER&, returns to the Canadian Cultural Centre for a new exhibition, Canadian Perspective, thirty years after his winter 1980–81 exhibition, which was inversely about Paris and mischievously entitled Reflets sur polaroid de grains de beauté parisiens (Reflected Paris Beauty Spots). The exhibition Canadian Perspective brings together about twenty-five works from Canadian and French collections, both public and private.


Curator: Christophe Domino
October 2, 2010 to March 11, 2011
Opening: Friday, October 1, 6:30 p.m.

Canadian Cultural Centre
5, rue de Constantine - 75007 Paris



Chelsea Greene Lewyta

Chelsea Greene Lewyta is a freelance artist and illustrator living in New York City, U.S.A. Chelsea graduated from The Pratt Institute in May 2009 with a Bachelor's of Fine Art in Illustration. While at Pratt she also studied oil painting, silk screening, lithography, paper and book making. Since 2008 she has been exhibiting her work internationally.

Chelsea's work was featured on the 2nd issue of Sodium Magazine.

Chelsea Greene Lewyta

art forum berlin 2010

From October 7 to 10, 2010, the fifteenth edition of art forum berlin – the International Art Show - will take place.

Leading galleries from the world’s most important art centres will present art from 1960 to the present day. 40,000 art lovers (collectors, artists, art dealers, museum directors and curators) from all over the world are regularly visiting the International Art Show. All the artistic means of expression are represented at art forum berlin. The repertoire ranges from painting, sculpture and photography to installations and to drawings, graphics, performance and video art. Sectors for young art (focus) and for cultural institutions and international art magazines complement the exhibition programme. Every day, panel discussions (Berlin talks) invite the interested public to discuss current issues around collecting and exhibiting art together with renowned personalities of the international art scene.

During art forum berlin, the museums, galleries and private cultural institutions in Berlin present a multifaceted programme of high-quality exhibitions. Exclusive receptions and events are additional attractions and meeting points.


07 - 10 October 2010

Berlin, Germany
art forum berlin


Hartmut Bitomsky at n.b.k.

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) presents the work of Hartmut Bitomsky for
the first time in an art institution. Bitomsky is one of the most
outstanding German filmmakers today, and enjoys an international
reputation. He has made more than 40 films, some of the best known
include the films of his Germany trilogy: Deutschlandbilder (Pictures
of Germany, 1983), Reichsautobahn (1985), and Der VW Komplex (The VW
Complex, 1988). He was awarded the Grimme-Preis for Reichsautobahn and
for Der VW Komplex.

Hartmut Bitomsky
25 September – 7 November 2010


Berlin, Germany
Friday, September 24, 7 pm
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.b.k.


London Design Festival 2010


London Design Festival is taking place until the 26th of September.

The London Design Festival is a city-wide celebration of design that takes place over nine days.

Festival events are staged in up to 150 different venues across the city. The Festival's hub is at the V&A Museum, Which provides a good starting point from which to explore the Festival.

The V&A Museum is taking part of the nine day festival that celebrates London as the creative capital of the world. As the hub of the festival, the V&A is the first point of call for festival visitors. Throughout the museum there will be an array of specially commissioned installations and displays to enjoy, and a broad programme of special events, talks and workshops that will take place throughout the week in the bright, modern setting of the V&A's Sackler Centre, and in the museum.


V&A Museum

London Design Festival

18 - 26 September 2010

Most Festival events are free to enter. Ticketed events are managed by host / organising venues.

Keeping it Real: Subversive Abstraction


Whitechapel Gallery, in London, presents the 2nd act of Keeping it Real: An exibition in four acts: Subversive Abstraction.

Abstract art in the twentieth century often had ideals of purity and transcendence, but the artists here make abstract work from everyday experiences and materials.

The second in a series of four displays drawn from the D. Daskalopoulos Collection, Greece, includes Dieter Roth’s cheese paintings which decompose in front of your eyes, alongside a rare early collage by Damien Hirst using materials such as books and pencils. Lynda Benglis’ knotted painting is one woman’s wry comment on the masculine heroism of American Abstract Expressionist painting, while David Hammons’ Flight Fantasy, 1995, with gold ornament, crystals and cropped dreadlocks brings black culture to western art. Mike Kelley’s floor sculpture of rugs and toys plays with romantic ideas of childhood innocence, while Daniel Subkoff’s shredded canvas questions whether a painting is always a flat object. Other artists on show include Robert Gober, Nikos Kessanlis, Julie Mehretu, Kori Newkirk and Rosemarie Trockel.

Keeping it Real is part of the Gallery’s ongoing programme opening up important public and private art collections to wider audiences.


Whitechapel Gallery

Keeping it Real: Subversive Abstraction
17 September – 5 December 2010

77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX


Art Copenhagen 2010


Scandinavia's largest and leading art fair for international contemporary art.
Art Copenhagen presents nearly 75 leading art galleries from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

From contemporary art's great masters to the latest shooting stars, Art Copenhagen offers a universe where more than 500 artists are represented. The exhibitions demonstrate the highest quality in painting, sculptures, graphics, installations, photography, and video.

9,200 guests visited Art Copenhagen in 2009 and thus became last year's largest and favorite meeting place for the Nordic art world, including art collectors, artists, galleries, curators and other art lovers.

Denmark, Copenhagen - Forum Copenhagen.

17 - 19 September 2010


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Claude Chabrol is dead

French filmmaker Claude Chabrol died yesterday, September 12, 2010. He was 80 years old.

He was a founder of the Nouvelle Vague movement, along with Godard and Francois Truffaut, and throughout his career has made over 50 films

Born in Paris in 1930, Chabrol was student of pharmacology at the University of Paris, before settling on a career in film.

During the 1950s, he was film critic for the French magazine Cahiers du Cinema.

The first film by Chabrol I remember watching was Le Beau Serge. Here's a little piece I found on youtube


Septembre Musical Montreux Vevey Musical, 64th Edition


The new edition of Septembre Musical is announced.


Orchestre de la Suisse Romande will again be reunited in Montreux with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, this time under the direction of David Zinman. But before reaching this grand finale, of which more than one festival could be envious, you will have shared our passion for two weeks. With our resident orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, for four concerts, two under the baton of Charles Dutoit and one directed by Sir Andrew Davis.



67th Venice Film Festival

 The 67th Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, will run 1st to 11th September 2010 at Venice Lido.

The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote all the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and tolerance. The Festival includes retrospectives and homages to major figures as a contribution towards raising awareness of the history of cinema.
Marco Müller is the Director of the 67th edition. He has been heading the Venice Biennale's Cinema section since 2004.


XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara

The theme of this edition will be the monument, or rather that radical process of de-monumentalisation which has freed sculpture from any celebratory, encomiastic function.
The monument has been the emblem of power, the tool of mass homologation, but also the catalyst of patriotic values and an irreplaceable building-block in the construction of collective memory.
It became a fundamental target of revolts and revolutions, and was then eliminated with the application of the ideals of democracy and freedom of our times.

XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara
until the 31st of October.
Carrara, Italy.



VIP Art Fair, the first art fair to mobilize the collective force of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries with the unlimited reach of the Internet, announces its inaugural fair taking place exclusively online for one week only, January 22-30, 2011, at

Founding Galleries Include Gagosian Gallery, White Cube, Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner and Sadie Coles HQ



The Stedelijk Museum is opening its doors temporarily, from August 28th 2010 to January 9 2011, and brings you two exciting new exhibitions of contemporary art: Taking Place and Monumentalism.



Based in Paris, Marguerite Sauvage has worked since 2001 as an illustrator, art director and animator creating chic modern illustrations that capture the lifestyle of today's trendsetters. She quickly seduced titles such as Elle and rapidly exported her work overseas in various field in press and publishing. .
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In order to reflect the visible universe on the outside, mirrors absorb space. Inside the reflection, in the illusive surface, a copy of the world emerges, silent and opposite.

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"I was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. I am a graduate of Sheridan ITAL's BAA- Illustration program and am now residing in Toronto, Ontario. With my work I am constantly trying to create images that appear honest and true to who I am. I hope that through my work I am able to grow and gain a better understanding of the world around me, one that I hope to share with others."
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"Raw, sexy, provocative, explosive, anti-fashion!"


"Born in Italy in the early 70's Dido Fontana grew up surrounded by his dad's camera and art works, doing himself art with different media, readying the big giants, lifting weights and looking at every kind of imagery.

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This is because I'm on my final year at college and I'm also working on a company at the same time.

Anyone interested on keeping Sodium moving forward is welcomed.

There's no money, there never was... Just the pure joy of art design and communication. 

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Chief editor

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