Iceland Pavilion officially shut down

Words by Elena Scarpa
May 23, 2015

Local authorities have declared that the mosque recreated by artist Christoph Büchel was done without the right permits by the city council and other local institution and it violates Italian by allowing visitor to actually worship inside the mosque.

The artists intentions was to highlight the fact that there’s isn’t any mosque yet in Venice, despite the strong influence of Arab and Islamic art in the city’s history and architecture.

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