Work of Art / Art of Work

o Art Monastery co-founder Suiko Betsy McCall created a social sculpture performance piece installation at the Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, in 2008. First, McCall built a full-scale representation of one of the cells at the monastery in Calvi dell’Umbria (original site of the pilot project Art Monastery Italia). She then sat in the installation from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday, working on her computer and making phone calls, performing the every day administrative affairs that are the reality of creating the large-scale social sculpture that is the Art Monastery.