This is Art Basel Miami. Ok, fair enough. This kind of thing happens from time to time. Insane art. Insane art prices. Insane art people.
But then you see lines like the one above: "Some patrons thought the stabbing was a performance art presentation."
And you reflect. And you realize. Dang, in fact I can totally picture that-- and that is the most insane thing of all. We have such an expectation of irony such that when most of us normal, everyday folks meet face-to-face with violence we assume it's a prank.
Our Pavlovian response is snark.
And that's a shame.