Art performance for the opening of the Manuel Mendive show

  • Manuel Mendive prepares human subjects before the opening of his art exhibition at the FIU Frost Museum on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Manuel Mendive puts finishing touches on Lowert Elliot, 34, before the opening of Mendive's exhibition at the FIU Frost Museum on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Performers in Manuel Mendive's art exhibition wait before the procession at the FIU Frost Museum on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Artist Manuel Mendive prepared masks made of newspaper and other materials for a live art exhibition at the FIU Frost Museum on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Volunteers at the Manuel Mendive art exhibit wait for the start of the performance at the FIU Frost Museum on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Lowert Elliot, 34, performs during the exhibition portion of the Mendive art exhibition at the FIU Frost Museum on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF