"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
PREVIEW: Janine Antoni in Season 2 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2003)
Janine Antoni's work blurs the distinction between performance art and sculpture. Antoni transforms everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and sleeping into ways of making art, such as painting and sculpting. Themes in her work include mortality, desire and the body.
Janine Antoni is featured in the Season 2 episode "Loss & Desire" of the Art21 series "Art in the Twenty-First Century".