Tag Archives: Christoph Büchel


Morning Links: Icelandic Pavilion Lawsuit Edition

Must-read stories from around the art world Read More

2015 Venice Biennale
At the opening of the project on May 8.ARTNEWS

Reopen Christoph Büchel’s Mosque Project in Venice

Last Friday, Venetian authorities closed Christoph Büchel’s functioning mosque in a disused church in the city, the Swiss artist’s project for the Icelandic pavilion at the Venice Biennale, saying that it had did not have the proper permits and was … Read More

The mosque.

Morning Links: Christoph Büchel’s Mosque Edition

Christoph Büchel’s Venice Biennale mosque is officially closed to the public, due to safety risks. [The Art Newspaper]Artist Eric Fishl is leaving Mary Boone Gallery after 30 years. [The Art Newspaper]Christopher P. Heuer has been named associate director of the Clark … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale
The ceremony.ARTNEWS

Breaking the Mystique of the Mosque: Christoph Büchel’s Icelandic Pavilion Opens

In the official guidebook for the 56th Venice Biennale, which opens to the public tomorrow, the entry for Iceland’s pavilion consists of nothing more than a schedule listing prayer times for Muslims in Venice. There is no artist mentioned, and … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale News
Santa Maria della Misericordia.COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

Swiss Artist Christoph Büchel, Repping Iceland in Venice, Will Stage Artwork Called ‘The Mosque’ at Disused Church

Christoph Büchel, the irrepressible, inexhaustible Swiss provocateur, whose projects have ranged from staging a sex club at Secession in Vienna to allegedly showing the belongings of homeless people at the Frieze New York fair as sculptures to turning his London … Read More

In Mary Boone with Cube, 2010, the gallerist holds a block of the compressed trash in Squeeze, Mika Rottenberg's 2010 video.  COURTESY NICOLE KLAGSBRUN GALLERY, NEW YORK

Talking Trash

More and more artists are using trash not just as a material but also as a subject. Read More