Sunday, May 10, 2015

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory Disney-Britton
The installation titled "The Mosque" opened this week at the Venice Biennale, and it has people talking. Created by the Icelandic artist Christoph Büchel, it houses the main icons of Islam – the qibla wall, mihrab, the minbar and a large prayer rug pointing in the direction of Mecca. Located inside a former Catholic church, it is the first mosque in the historic center of Venice. Because art should promote dialogue, that makes Christoph Büchel's "The Mosque" (above) my NEWS OF WEEK.

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