Swiss artist Christoph Büchel was selected to represent Iceland at the 56th Art Biennale in Venice, Italy. His idea was to transform a church, Santa Maria della Misericordia at Campo de L’Abazia, into a mosque. Accordingly, the show is called The Mosque: The First Mosque in the Historic City of Venice and has been realized in close collaboration with the Muslim Communities of Venice and Iceland.
Christoph Büchel: The Mosque: The First Mosque in the Historic City of Venice (Moschea della Misericordia). Icelandic Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2015. Preview, May 9, 2015.