"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
Costumes and masks, makeup and style, dolls & mannequins, stage and cinema—what strategies do we use to refashion identity? Do we seek out excess and extremes in order to see ourselves more clearly? The "Art in the Twenty-First Century" documentary “Transformation” explores these questions in the work of the artists Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cindy Sherman, and Paul McCarthy.
Major underwriting for "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season Five provided by: National Endowment for the Arts; Public Broadcasting Service; Agnes Gund; Bloomberg; The Nathan Cummings Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Broad Art Foundation; Korea Foundation; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.done reading