Syria's Venice Biennale Pavilion Confronts Global Warming's Destruction

July 10, 2015

In the blue-green waters that surround, define and now threaten to submerge the storied city of Venice, an unlikely sight awaits visitors: an iceberg. Made of stainless steel polished to a mirrored shine, it reflects the city and its watery environment. It also reflects the handiwork and artistic inquiry of Helidon Xhixha, who made it—together with a suite of three additional installations—for the Syrian Arab Republic pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. More...