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Holiday hours: Closed on November 26 and 27

Interference Archive will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the holidays. We’ll be open for our regular hours on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 29th.


Armed By Design/Interference Archive

Armed by Design/El Diseño a las Armas

September 16–November 29, 2015
Opening Wednesday Sept. 16, 7–10pm

Interference Archive presents Armed By Design: Posters and Publications of Cuba’s Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America (OSPAAAL), a public exhibition and event series which features the graphic design production of OSPAAAL. Armed By Design will highlight the intersection of graphic design and political solidarity work in post-revolution Cuba through the lens of OSPAAAL’s output.



Just Cause : Bad Faith – Art Workers’ Activism and Organizing in NYC and Beyond

December 3 – December 31, 2015
Opening Reception Thursday, December 3rd 6:00-9:00pm

Art Handlers Alliance of New York and Interference Archive are delighted to present an exhibition of articles, ephemera, and artworks that collectively address a history of cultural workers’ organizing efforts and demonstrations as well as the recent investigations and concerns of artists and individuals working within the culture industry.




Film screening: Salt of the Earth (1954)

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 7pm

Join us for a screening of landmark U.S. labor film Salt of the Earth (1954) where a largely Mexican American union overcomes court injunction to gain more equitable working and living conditions. Based on collaboration between the zinc miners whose experiences inspired the film and blacklisted Hollywood talent, it serves as both a rallying call for racial justice, gender equality, and labor activism, and a model for collaborative artistic practice.



Solidarity with Cuba: a panel discussion

Thursday, November 12

In connection with the Armed by Design/El Diseño a las Armas exhibition, this panel features members of the Venceremos Brigade, the Center for Cuban Studies, Pastors for Peace, and the National Lawyers Guild together to discuss a long history of solidarity work with Cuba.


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We are responsible for each other! A conversation about the Syrian refugee crisis

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Join Budapest-based activist and photographer Gabriella Csoszó and Syrian American community organizer Sarab Al-Jijakli in dialogue about the current refugee crisis. Csoszó will share recent work documenting the political opposition in Hungary and Al-Jijakli will discuss the unfolding developments abroad. Adèle Eisenstein moderates the conversation, focusing on the power of the image to instigate social change and our responsibility as artists, activists, and citizens to come together and search for solutions. This event is a collaboration between the Interference Archive and Triangle Arts Association.



Interference Archive Fever!

Friday, November 20, 2015
Doors open at 8pm; the party ends at 11pm
Location: Verso Books, 20 Jay St

Join us for an evening of friends, refreshments, and art as we raise money to support Interference Archive. Get ready to bid on our auction of art and social movement ephemera.

Advance tickets available online starting at $20: buy yours here.
Tickets at the door for $30


if a song could be freedom mixtape

if a song could be freedom mixtapes

As part of the if a song could be freedom…Organized Sounds of Resistance exhibition, we invited musicians, activists organizers to curate a mixtape on a theme and genre of their choice. Here is the current collection of those which have been released! Listen up!



Interference Archive online catalog launch party

Sunday, November 22, 3-5pm

Join the many co-creators of the Interference Archive’s digital catalog as we launch it for public use. Take part in a conversation about our process of working on this project, as well as future plans and projects for making this a useful tool for our community.



Solidarity, Distribution, Design: The Poster Today

Wednesday November 4th, 2015

Join us for a panel of artists and designers discussing the intersections of solidarity, propaganda, poster making, & image distribution. As part of the programming for our Armed By Design/El Diseño a las Armas exhibition, OSPAAAL will be referenced as a great example of this crossroads, but many other social movements will be discussed as well. Panelists include Avram Finkelstein, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Dread Scott. The event will be moderated by Josh MacPhee.