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Google Not Showing The Icelandic "Mosque"
by Paul Fontaine
You can use Google to see every exhibition at the Venice Biennale except one – Cristoph Büchel' "Mosque".
As The Observer points out, Google can let you take a virtual tour of all the works on display at the Biennale. That is, with the exception of "Mosque", which has run into considerable obstacles since its inception.
"Mosque", an installation piece by Cristoph Büchel consisting of a replica mosque built inside a deconsecrated church in Venice, Italy, was closed last May by police and will not open again any time soon. The Icelandic Arts Centre had attempted to appeal a decision made by the city's police last May to shut down the installation.
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