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Morning Links: Icelandic Pavilion Lawsuit Edition

Christoph Büchel's mosque, made for the Icelandic Pavilion, was closed in May. Now, it's the subject of a lawsuit against the city of Venice. ARTNEWS

Christoph Büchel’s mosque, made for the Icelandic Pavilion, was closed in May. Now, it’s the subject of a lawsuit against the city of Venice.

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Following the closure of Christoph Büchel’s Venice Biennale installation, the Icelandic Art Center is asking the city of Venice for €360,000, unspecified damages, and the reopening of the Swiss artist’s controversial mosque. [The Art Newspaper]

Gagosian, David Zwirner, and Pace all have booths at the first edition of the Seattle Art Fair. Could this new fair be a major player in the art market? [Seattle Times]

More people have gone to the Met this year than any time in the past four decades. [New York Times]

The son of Art Miami founder and director Nick Korniloff has gone missing. [The Observer]

Peter Schjeldahl on Stanley Whitney’s new show at the Studio Museum in Harlem. [The New Yorker]

According to one writer, the Hong Kong Museum of Art needs a revamp. [South China Morning Post]

A Swiss city is gearing up for a nude performance art festival. [Hyperallergic]

The Building Industry Association is suing Oakland, California, because it believes public art is unconstitutionally forcing speech on its buildings. [Courthouse News]

Veit Laurent Kurz and Stefan Tcherepnin at What Pipeline. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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