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Berlin

4th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststrasse 69
March 25 - May 28

Curated by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni, and Ali Subotnick

It’s tough explaining just what exactly the Wrong Gallery is (Cattelan, Gioni, and Subotnick started it in a shallow doorway in New York), much less how it’s curating the 4th Berlin Biennale, inexplicably titled “Of Mice and Men.” Several months prior to the biennale’s opening, the Wrong Gallery made its presence strongly felt with Gagosian Gallery, Berlin: In typically cheeky fashion, the miscreant curators appropriated the international behemoth’s name and logotype for an impostor gallery of their own. Add to that the magazines Zitty, in which they interview Berlin-based artists, and Checkpoint Charley, which includes research materials on some seven hundred practitioners. The show itself features only sixty artists and will unravel both in museums and along a street in Berlin’s historic Mitte district.