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.
Checkmate, Atheists: Intention and Ambiguity in Contemporary Art
We expect sincerity; we expect irony. The problem arises when we can’t tell the difference.