March 20 through May 24, 2014

For the fourth successive year, the Galerie Da-End revives the tradition of « Rooms of Wonders » (Wunderkammern) by proposing a collective exhibition in which the works of contemporary artists converse with antique tribal sculptures. Much like the original cabinets of curiosities were reproductions of the world in miniature, the Cabinet Da-End 04 indexes the numerous faces of today’s creation in the microcosm of the gallery space. 

This year’s uncluttered Cabinet opens a door to the past, while truly being of its age. With a great technical virtuosity each in their field, the artists highlight the beauty or the decrepitude of beings and matters. This fragility of existence, as a common thread, travels through the works and is reinforced by the noteworthy use of glass, feathers or porcelain. Resonances of this theme can also be found in the paintings, drawings and digital artworks about body, childhood, pain, or in the photographic vanities.

Featuring :
Markus Akesson, Kunihiro Akinaga, Marcella Barceló, Blanche Berthelier, Philippe Bréson, Marcos Carrasquer, François Chaillou, Kim Duong, Ellen Ehk, Matsui Fuyuko, Lucy Glendinning, Michel Giniès, Apolline Grivelet, Céline Guichard, Pascal Haudressy, Toshimasa Kikuchi, Juul Kraijer, Kosta Kulundzic, Aki Kuroda, Cédric Le Corf, Mike Mackeldey, Mathieu Miljavac, Jean-Luc Parant, Krystyna Pieter, Pascal Pillard, Cendrine Rovini, Lionel Sabatté, Satoshi Saïkusa, Jun Takahashi, Paul Toupet, Davor Vrankić, Lucas Weinachter, Samuel Yal…

Opening reception in presence of the artists on Thursday March 20th, from 6 to 9 pm

Documents :
Press release (.pdf)

Artworks catalog (.pdf)