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Archive: Mar 2017

Art Practical, March 23, 2017

Signs of the Times
by Ashley Stull Meyers

January 21 of this year was a historic day for Americans of all political leanings. For those who sympathize with or are protected by liberal-leaning ideology, the 2017 Women’s March on Washington served to illustrate that they were not alone—that an arguable majority of the nation shares their discontent. For those in celebration of the previous day’s inauguration and speculative incoming agenda, it signaled precisely how steep the incline toward a true national conservatism will be.

frieze magazine, March 21, 2017

Documentary: Interference Archive by Dan Fox frieze visits Interference Archive in New York, USA – a volunteer-run collection of social and political objects and ephemera – to find out about its mission and work This post originally appeared at https://frieze.com/media/interference-archive

Hyperallergic, March 20, 2017

The Graphic Idealism of the 1970s US Radical Left
by Murat Cem Menguc

In these days of protest and protest culture, the Interference Archive is making its own contribution in order to keep us going. Titled Finally Got The News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970–1979, their new exhibition focuses on the legacy of US radical left movements during the 1970s. The archive regards this as their most ambitious exhibition so far, and in their small gallery space they showcase a truly rich collection of pamphlets, posters, and flyers. The exhibition brings back to life the culture of social movements that fought racism, imperialism, patriarchy, and capitalism throughout the 1970s.

The Little Big Apple Sabotage Event: Alone but Together

Friday, March 31st, 7pm

An evening with a redistributed collective reading of Miximum Ca’ Canny The Sabotage Manuals – you cutta da pay we cutta da shob (Commune Editions, 2016) by and with Ida Börjel & Jennifer Hayashida, AKA Jen Börjelhayash-Ida.

More Radical Playdates

Sunday, April 2, 1–3pm
Sunday, April 30, Time TBD
Sunday, June 4, Time TBD

Parents, kids, and families! Our first Radical Playdate was so popular that we planned 3 more! In this “now more than ever” moment we’re exploring ways to be more family-inclusive in hopes of growing our community. We would love for you to be a part of it.

Printing Protest Symbols: a hands-on how-to!

Saturday, April 8, 2-4pm

In the streets or in our archive, we see so many symbols in the world around us. How do social movements use symbols to convey their message? This hands-on workshop is for all ages! We’ll spend a bit of time talking about the symbols we see on the exhibition walls right now at Interference Archive, as well as the symbols we see on signs at protests and marches. After that, we’ll carve our own symbols into foam printing boards and make our own mini-zines by sharing the symbols we’ve carved and printing them together.

Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon 2017

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us on March 12th for our Art and Feminism wikipedia edit-a-thon! We used material from the Interference Archive collection to add more information about women artists to Wikipedia. A dozen people spent the afternoon at the archive editing articles about artists including Jane Norling, Wanda Telakowska, Susan Simensky | More »

2017 Sustainer Drive

It’s that time of year again here at Interference Archive: as we celebrate the power of people to organize themselves for change, we’re asking you to support our work in solidarity with grassroots movements everywhere. Did you know that Interference Archive is completely volunteer powered, and that we cover most of our operational costs with | More »

Finally Got The News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979

Exhibition and event series, January 26 – May 14, 2017
Exhibition opening: January 26th, 2017 7-10pm

Finally Got the News uncovers the hidden legacy of the radical left of the 1970s, a decade when vibrant social movements challenged racism, imperialism, patriarchy and capitalism itself. It uses original printed materials—from pamphlets to posters, flyers to record albums—to tell this politically rich and little-known story.

Building Resistance Propaganda Party a Success!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out this past weekend to the Building Resistance propaganda party! Building Resistance was organized with the Amplifier Foundation, Arts & Democracy, Kayrock Screenprinting, Print.Organize.Protest, Radio Free Gowanus, Radix, and Wasp Print, and we worked alongside the NYC organizers of the International Women’s Strike on March 8th. Photos of the event | More »