Venice Biennale's Mosque-in-a-church Draws Kudos and Ire

Christoph Büchel's brilliant pavilion is a draw for local and foreign Muslims, in the historic center of a city where a mosque has never been built. While the media label it 'contentious,' police and other officials call it a 'security risk.'

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Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph B chel has built a mosque inside a church. Something that perhaps sounds simple when described in words turns out to be complex in both design and execution – not to mention...