Morning Links: Stabbing at Art Basel Edition

Siyuan Zhao, the perpetrator. VIA ARTINFO.COM

Siyuan Zhao, the perpetrator.


A stabbing occurred at Art Basel Miami Beach on Friday night. At 5:15 p.m., a woman stabbed another visitor to the fair with an X-Acto knife, saying, “I had to kill her and two more!” The injuries were non-fatal, but some witnesses thought they were witnessing performance art. [Miami Herald]

On Friday, the Munch Museum announced at Art Basel that it would be reestablishing its Edvard Munch Award, and that the winner for 2015 is Camille Henrot, who will be receiving a $59,000 prize and a solo show at the museum. [Artforum]

Trevor Paglen dove off the coast of Florida to find the fiber-optic cables used by the NSA. [The Art Newspaper]

Jaden Smith debuts a work of performance art at Art Basel Miami Beach. [Vanity Fair]

Courting tourists over residents, Barcelona city officials are attempting to turn Picasso’s former art school into a Woody Allen museum. [The Guardian]

Finalists for the Turnip Award, a prize awarded to art deliberately created with the least amount of effort, have been shortlisted. [BBC]

Finally, what we’ve all been waiting for: a report on Jeb Bush’s art event at Miami Beach. [NBC Miami]

Here’s a profile of Miami collector Martin Margulies, who says he eventually plans to sell his collection to support his children and philanthropic causes, rather than give it to a museum. [The New York Times]

CBS Sunday Morning tells the story of the 1990 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist. [CBS]

A profile of Whitney Donhauser, who will become director of president of the Museum of the City of New York next month. She comes from the Met, where she was senior adviser to its president. [Wall Street Journal]

Art galleries in Philadelphia are disappearing. []

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