Travis Diehl

Art

What’s Hidden in Jeff Koons’s Silver Rabbit Is Unforgettable

Koons’s record-breaking statue holds a mirror to our times. It is also, literally, a mirror.
Travis Diehl
5.30.19
Art

‘Ruben Brandt, Collector’ Is Art Movie Therapy

Milorad Krstic’s new animated feature unravels the mistakes of most films about art or artists, and amplifies the good parts. Like a good psychiatrist.
Travis Diehl
2.14.19
Culture

Dennis Rodman Was a Harbinger of This Golden and Hellish Age of Celebrity-Dominated Politics

In an age of social media and ever-escalating spectacle, the state would love us to keep paying attention.
Travis Diehl
8.10.18
Art

Relishing the Madness of a Museum Blocking a Freeway in L.A.

An exhibition in L.A. examining the brouhaha around a planned freeway extension is smack dab in the middle of its path.
Travis Diehl
6.13.18
Art

The Man Who Literally Wrote the Book on DIY Pot Farming

As legalization (and commercialization) gain momentum in the US, an emissary from the halcyon days of marijuana culture breaks out his photo albums.
Travis Diehl
5.10.18
Art

Why The Gig Economy is Creatively Bankrupt

In a conversation with GARAGE, K-HOLE founding member Dena Yago obliterates the WeWork aesthetic.
Travis Diehl
3.22.18
Art

An Artist Has Deemed Trump's Wall Land Art. Robert Smithson Would Not Have Agreed

Christoph Büchel is framing the border prototypes as sculpturally significant, but they don't measure up against the ideals of the Land Art movement's godfather.
Travis Diehl
2.15.18
Art

People and Animals Perform Side-by-Side in "Doggie Hamlet"

Ann Carlson's interspecies dance-drama tackles Shakespearian themes from deception to revenge.
Travis Diehl
2.8.18
Art

Now You Can See 100 Busts of Lenin at a Museum of the Cold War

The relocated Wende Museum is a Californian treasure trove of art and artifacts from the Soviet Bloc, including several chunks of the Berlin Wall.
Travis Diehl
12.11.17
Art

Smoking Cigarettes Is Passé, Unless You're In A Hollywood Movie

if "Blade Runner 2049" is any indication, smoking is on the outs. But cinematic portrayals of the present aren't quite keeping pace with reality.
Travis Diehl
11.16.17
Film

"The Square" Makes a Monkey of the Art World

A Palme d'Or-winning movie from Swedish director Ruben Östland​ takes on the absurdities of art museum politics, with a little help from one of the greatest apes in the biz.
Travis Diehl
11.1.17
Life

These STD Check Billboards are Going Viral

A series of high-visibility billboard posters have treated LA residents to a sometimes jarring array of familiar images, with an echo of an iconic work of early-'90s art.
Travis Diehl
10.20.17