Châtelaines (tools for curators), 2014

Châtelaine for Artist and Indie Curator Derek Mainella   2014

The Châtelaines are historical forms adapted as tools for curators of contemporary art. A Châtelaine is an ornamental waist-hung appendage of European origin with suspended chains that originally held the keys of a castle or functional daily tools.

FBN Chatelaine tools:
1. Gauloises Yellow cigarette – To smoke
2. 45 rpm adapter – Research using the means available
3. Ace of spades 3D cat card – Designing the image for a show
4. Corkscrew/bottle opener – No mandate, no restrictions, letting things form over time
5. Coffee – To drink and fuel


EXHIBITION HISTORY

Museum London, 2015, London, Canada
AGYU (Art Gallery of York University), 2014, Toronto, Canada
De Luca Fine Art | Gallery, 2014, Toronto, Canada

 

 

 

Marvin & Dara Singer Châtelaine for Magic Pony and Narwhal Co-Founder Kristin Weckworth Châtelaine for Art Gallery of York University Assistant Director/Curator Emelie Chhangur Châtelaine for Art Gallery of York University Director Philip Monk Châtelaine for Artist and Indie Curator Derek Mainella Châtelaine for Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art Artistic Director & Curator David Liss Châtelaine for Winnipeg Art Gallery Curator of Contemporary Art Paul Butler 6 Chatelaines (exhibition overview at DLFA)