'The Mosque' at the 2015 Venice Biennale closed.

Hope of Opening Venice Mosque Again Grows

Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir, director of the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, is calling on Christoph Büchel to sue the Venice city authorities for their decision to shut down the Icelandic pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Ibrahim Sverrir Agnarsson, chair of the Association of Muslims in Iceland.

Venetians Encouraged to Boycott Iceland

Organizers of the Icelandic entry to the Venice Biennale say they fear protests today, following a campaign encouraging locals to boycott Iceland and Icelandic products and calling upon the Icelandic government to apologize.

Reykjavík mosque

Iceland Biennale Mosque Threatened with Closure

The art installation called The Mosque, by Christoph Büchel, which is a lifelike replica of the inside of a mosque currently open in an old Venetian church as Iceland’s entry to the Venice Biennale, is still causing controversy and could be shut down within a week.