Florida gets a bad rap for being the country’s stupidest state. For the most part, that goes back to the 2000 election and the butterfly ballot issue. The then every once in a while, my people (I’m a born and raised Floridian) decide to reinforce the stereotype.
Growing up in Miami, I am familiar with the Art Basel and the pop art district of Miami Beach. It’s weird. Seriously. I don’t get art. Some art I like. Like the stuff that adorned our bombers in WWII. But I have been told that doesn’t count as art.
Artists are weird. Performance art is weirder (you have been warned).
So when Florida stupid meets performance art weird, you get a synergy that difficult to comprehend. A woman was stabbed in a fight at Art Basel and the eye witnesses thought it was a performance art piece.
I am reminded of this scene from the Boondocks:
Ahhh… Florida. Keep on keeping on.