The Da-End Gallery (from the Japanese word for “oval”) opened its doors in the summer of 2010 at 17 rue Guénégaud, in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district. Inaugurated at the initiative of Satoshi Saïkusa and Diem Quynh, it is a frank alternative to the traditional “white cube”. Conceived as a timeless dwelling, the exhibition space is divided into four darkly colored rooms allowing for an original journey through the Parisian artistic landscape.
The Gallery is intended to be a hybrid and experimental place, both eerie and warm, old-fashioned and contemporary, a place that is inspiring for the artists who exhibit there and that opens new perspectives for the visitors who stroll through. The scenography and the lighting, between light and shadow, invite the visitors to an active reading of the works.
The choice of artists and works is in keeping with the spirit of the place, between an initiatory journey and a room of wonders. Since its opening, the Da-End Gallery has been interested in the work of emerging and established international artists, and particularly in contemporary Japanese creation. Attached to figuration and narration, sometimes self-taught or at odds with their time, they all have in common an unclassifiable and rare visual universe, with a strong power of expression.
Far from conforming to fashions or submitting to external imperatives, the Da-End Gallery intends to propose singular events where emotion and visual poetry take precedence over all other discourses. From one exhibition to the next, it is above all a question of awakening sensitive areas and composing the ideal, non-conformist and contemporary cabinet of curiosities.
Mme Diem Quynh & M. Satoshi Saïkusa
17 rue Guénégaud,
Tel. 01 43 29 48 64
Tuesday to Thursday: 2pm - 7pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am - 7pm