Woman Stabbed at Art Basel, Patrons ‘Thought It Was Performance Art’

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Art Basel Visitors Go Through Options Amid Flooding, Traffic.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One woman stabbed another during a fight at world-famous Art Basel Miami Beach, causing at least one patron to think he was watching performance art.MIAMI (CBSMiami) — After rain flooded Art Basel Thursday night, art aficionados took to the streets Friday hoping for better weather and less traffic. “Normally, we would walk from place to place but with the rain, it’s a little bit harder but we are still in Miami. Miami Beach Detective Kathleen Prieto told the Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1NxNq0k ) the suspect stabbed the victim’s arms and neck during Friday’s fight.

Tiroche Deleon Collection at Mana Contemporary: Among the interesting collections highlighted at this fair, including from Jorge Pérez and the Fredrick R. Mana Contemporary, Mana Wynwood Convention Center, 318 NW 23rd St., manacontemporary.com. ‘Holoscenes’ at Miami Dade College downtown campus: This sensuous spectacle conceived by Lars Jan takes place in a giant human aquarium in a downtown plaza, featuring individual performers adjusting to life under water, grappling with garden tools. Saturday; free; http://mdclivearts.org/shows/holoscenes.html. ‘Dictadura’ (Dictatorship) by Carlos Martiel, Pinta Miami: This performance piece features Cuban artist Carlos Martiel lying naked on the ground chained to a flagpole by a metal collar around his neck. Atop the pole flies a rotating collection of the 21 Latin American nations that have been or are now ruled by a dictator, many of them, Martiel points out, backed by the U.S. Art Public, Collins Park: This year’s Art Public exhibition at Collins Park is a highly accessible (literally and metaphorically) conceptual fun fair of frequently playful, interactive and reality-defying installations and sculptures (giant deer, earthbound tornadoes).

The Machine Show, at Swampspace: The unnerving, surreal, kitschy, dystopian and subversively humorous Miami group show that explores the theme of humanity vs. machinery in a single packed wonderworld of a room, part of the “100+ Degrees in the Shade” show in multiple South Florida locations. 3940 North Miami Ave., Miami Design District; free; swampspace.blogspot.com and www.100degreesintheshade.com. ‘Black girl in a bus’ by Luis Castaneda, at Aqua: A fine collection of photos by Luis Castaneda showing daily life in Cuba in the ’60s and ’70s is worth the trip for all Havana-philes, as is a stunning portrait by Miami Herald photographer Carl Juste that shows a Guantánamo detainee covering his face in order to shield his identity. Laura Kimpton’s ‘Myths, Words and Fire,’ at the SLS Hotel: Artist Laura Kimpton’s monumental Burning Man word sculpture is on view in the driveway of the SLS South Beach, along with sculptures throughout the lobby and by the pool.

From 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. connect with Tehran, Iran; from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. connect with Mexico City or El Progreso, Honduras; from 6 to 8:30 p.m. connect with Havana, Cuba, or El Progreso; from 9:30 to midnight connect with Herat, Afghanistan; daily; free; sharestudios.com/miami. Korean Galleries Special Section, CONTEXT Art Miami: South Korea has been producing incredible art and design for a while now, and here is a great way to see a sampling of it all in one place. Among this week’s most moving works are the flowing, textured paintings of Byungwook Oh (Gallery SP) or Bong-chae Son’s 3-D layers of painted glass imagery of the original world migrants, trees, (Nine Gallery). CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion, 2901 NE First Ave., Midtown Miami; www.contextmiami.com. ‘Guns in the Hands of Artists,’ at Miami Project: Thirty artists have reclaimed more than 180 decommissioned guns from the streets of New Orleans to create artistic commentary on the issue of gun violence in the U.S. — particularly relevant given recent events. Miami Project, 6701 Collins Ave., miami-project.com. 50 Dentures, Art Miami: This rare 1980s work is a collaboration between two of the period’s star artists, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Also be sure to see the mammoth sculptures by Viola Frey (Nancy Hoffman Gallery, booth A24) and Gino Miles (in the entry and outside the tent). ▪ Fans — and detestors — of Damien Hirst can see his beautiful but haunting collection of butterflies (retrieved posthumously) at Jerome Zodo (A27). The TargetToo zone at Pulse Miami showcases playful interactive works depicting items available at the design-savvy store, including Daniel Rozin’s “Troll Mirror,” a wall of trolls that reflects the shape of whatever stands before it. If this is the only time you see art during the year, don’t miss “No Man’s Land,” the all-woman artist show at the Rubell Family Collection, rfc.museum; and the Anselm Kiefer show at the Margulies Warehouse, margulieswarehouse.com, both in Wynwood.

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