The Art Collision & Repair Shop™ is a process-driven project about creativity, collaboraton, and the prospects of failure, created by Susan Begy. ArtCRS debuted at Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe in 2014 with Kathryn M Davis as co-curator. It involved 14 original artists, 28 art mechanics, and 9 completed works.
An auto repair shop owned by Begy's father serves as a metaphor for ArtCRS, during which "stalled" or "failed" artworks are collected from artists in the community. These objects are assigned to teams of "art mechanics" who, through collaboration and experimentation, bring the works to new life.
The project continues in cities around the United States, and as a flexible template prompts local artists to collaborate in new ways. For more information or to bring Art Collision & Repair Shop to your area, go here.
The Story of Art Collicion & Repair Shop™
Video by Curious Alien Studio
Santa Fe Art Collision Shop, 2014
November 2014 - January 2015
Original Artists: Rita Bard, Susan Begy, Susanna Carlisle, Matthew Chase-Daniel, Geoffrey Gorman, Charles Greeley, Bruce Hamilton, Bob Haozous, Joel Hobbie, Jennifer Joseph, Eve Andrée Laramée, Bunny Tobias, Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Jerry Wellman.
Art Mechanics: Ethan Bach, Susan Begy, Kristin Bortles, Alexis Bove, Paula Castillo, Cary Cluett, Sydney Cooper, Kathyrn M Davis, Sandra Halpin, Jamie Hamilton, Hannah Hughes, Cheri Ibes, Christopher J Johnson, Caity Kennedy, Don Kennell, Matt King, Shirley Klinghoffer, Katherine Lee, Michael Lujan, Nina Mastrangelo, Dylan McLaughlin, Stacey Neff, Willy Richardson, Michael Schippling, Erika Wanenmacher, Raina Wellman, Jerry Wellman.
Original work on left ~ "repaired" team work on right.