Travis Diehl is a critic and writer living in Los Angeles. His writing appears in The Guardian, Art-Agenda, Frieze, Even, Artforum, Objektiv, Art Papers, X-TRA, CARLA, the Los Angeles Review of Books, East of Borneo, and Salon. He is a 2013 recipient of the Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. He has served on the editorial board of X-TRA Contemporary Arts Quarterly since 2015.
We don’t need a film crew to invent an LAPD cruiser in flames outside a mall; teargas in a D.C. churchyard; a Minneapolis precinct on fire; a new generation marching in the glow.
We expect sincerity; we expect irony. The problem arises when we can’t tell the difference.