press release

"What's your road, man? -- holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It's an anywhere road for anybody anyhow."

"They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn..." Jack Kerouac, /On the Road/

DUVE Berlin is pleased to present the group exhibition Burn, Baby, Burn!. Burn, Baby, Burn! is a homage to the road trip and the venturous search for the unknown. The exhibition embodies the rebellious confidence of a hitchhikers odyssey within the 'white cube' of the gallery. An unpredictable journey unfolds in the exhibition space: swerving in the magic of lost highways, veering from one world into another, day dreaming in a hypnotic trance, or voyaging into the depths of oneself. Clues to a destination are obtuse, at times leading to dead-ends.

This group of work illustrates the explorers mind, and it's illicit attitude towards whatever crosses its path. The road is a fertile ground upon which to grow 'desiring machines' on the hunt for undiscovered worlds. Every landmark can be hijacked, any signage stolen; the whole world can burst in flames as long as there is a match available. Though as with any counter-movements rebellious outreach, backlashes follow on swiftly, from the convoluted circuits of established trades or the enemy within.

The exhibition is to be viewed through the term 'voyage' as a prism. A journey within a journey, an endless reflection on the journey itself, a pathway into infinity.

"I am getting so far out one day I won't come back at all." William Burroughs

Accompanying the exhibition will be a screening of artist films that investigate notions of a road trip and dislocation, as well as journeys into the unknown and undiscovered territories.

I Am Getting So Far Out One Day I Won't Come Back At All

Film Screening, Thursday 14/01/10 From 7 PM Programm Details To Be Announced Soon

Burn Baby Burn opens December 11, 2009 and will be on view at DUVE Berlin (Invalidenstr. 90, 10115 Berlin) through January 30, 2010 (the gallery is closed for Christmas and New Years from 23rd Dec. - 4th Jan.). Opening Hours: Tuesday through Friday, from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M, Saturday from 12:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M and by appointment. For further information give us a call at 030 77 902 302 or send us an e-mail:

BURN, BABY, BURN! Group Exhibition featuring works by Markus Amm, Otto Piene, Marc Bijl, Fritz KÖThe, Nick Oberthaler, Evan Gruzis, Daniel Keller & Nik Kosmas (Aids-3D), Jen Denike, Marcus Knupp, Chris Succo, Langundtroia, Dave Mcdermott, & The Bruce High Quality Foundation

11/12/09 - 30/01/10 OPENING: December 11, 2009 , 6-10 PM


Künstler: Markus Amm, Otto Piene, Marc Bijl, Fritz Köthe, Nick Oberthaler, Evan Gruzis, AIDS-3D , Jen Denike, Marcus Knupp, Chris Succo, Langundtroia , Dave McDermott, & The Bruce High Quality Foundation