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Coming Soon: Take Back the Fight exhibition catalogue

We’re excited to announce the upcoming release of a catalogue in conjunction with our current exhibition.

Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up

Exhibition Dates: June 1 – October 29, 2017
Exhibition Opening: June 1, 7-10pm

Interference Archive’s summer 2017 exhibition Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up focuses on organized responses to gender and sexual violence. The primary goal of this exhibition is to highlight a variety of ways that individuals and communities have responded to sexual violence with creative and powerful grassroots and non-institutional justice and healing practices.

Interference Archive at Ace Hotel Gallery: Fair Food Nation

May 4 – 31, 2017
This exhibition is located in the Gallery at Ace Hotel New York, 20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001.

This exhibition explores the intersection of local, national and global food issues through a presentation of archival ephemera documenting food’s integral role in the pursuit of social, racial and economic justice.

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.

Commonwealth: Water For All

February 4 – July 30, 2017
At the Queens Museum

Highlighting the urgency of water issues, Commonwealth brings together We Are the Storm and Wellspring, two recent portfolios of artists’ prints developed by the Justseeds Artist Cooperative as well as a selection of materials on loan from Interference Archive which feature the now iconic graphics developed for the 2016 movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.

Soñamos Sentirnos Libres in Portland, Maine!

We’re thrilled to announce that Soñamos Sentirnos Libres /Under Construction, our Summer 2016 exhibition in collaboration with Mobile Print Power, will be presented in a new iteration at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the Maine College of Art (MECA) in Portland, Maine.  Soñamos Sentirnos Libres: Making It Real will be presented from Feburary 1 | More »

Black Women/Black Lives

Travelling Exhibition: Black Women/Black Lives
Meier-Draudt Curatorial Classroom, Gund Gallery, Kenyon College
On view January 16 – February 5, 2017

We Are What We Archive

September 29, 2016 — January 15, 2017
Opening: Thursday, September 29, 7-10 pm

This fall, Interference Archive presents an exhibition highlighting some of the lesser-known objects in our collection. Made up of five distinct components, We Are What We Archive sheds light on electoral politics, North American solidarity with Africa, disability activism, queer identity, and information access.

Our Comics, Ourselves at the University of Connecticut

June 14 – August 22, 2016

The Archives & Special Collections at the University of Connecticut will host the first traveling installment of the exhibition Our Comics, Ourselves co-curated by Jan Descartes and Monica McKelvey Johnson. The exhibition premiered at Interference Archive in January, and we’re really excited to see it move on to new locations. Our Comics, Ourselves features comics from the Interference Archive collection as well as private collections on loan.

Soñamos Sentirnos Libres // Under Construction

May 1 – Sept 5, 2016
Opening May 1, 5-8pm

Soñamos Sentirnos Libres : Under Construction is a collaborative exhibition, highlighting the work of Mobile Print Power.

This cumulative exhibition will highlight old and new collaborations between Mobile Print Power and seven organizations in the form of workshops and events. These workshops will develop throughout its run, creating ongoing collaborative processes.

Esta exhibición cumulativa destacará viejas y nuevas colaboraciones entre Mobile Print Power y siete organizaciones con talleres y eventos. Estos talleres desarrollarán durante la duración de la exhibición, creando procesos colaborativos continuos.

Soñamos Sentirnos Libres : Under Construction Opening

May 1st, 5-8pm: Opening Party

This opening party kicks off a summer-long series of workshops developed around the exhibition Soñamos Sentirnos Libres : Under Construction.

Esta fiesta de inauguración inicia una serie de talleres que fueron desarrollados en torno a la exposición Soñamos Sentirnos Libres : Under Construction.

Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression, and Representation in Comic Art

January 21 – April 17, 2016
Exhibition opening: January 21, 7-10pm

The exhibition Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression, and Representation in Comic Art presents the graphic stories that describe the complexity and diversity of our collective experience, and examines the social and historical contexts within which they emerged. This exhibition includes includes comic books, graphic novels, DIY comics, and various comics paraphernalia primarily from the United States, 1945 to present.

Our Comics, Ourselves Tumblr

The Our Comics, Ourselves exhibition is on Tumblr! Because of such a positive response to the Our Comics, Ourselves exhibition, we expanded its scope to include a curated Tumblr. We invite weekly contributors to post their favorite comics from their personal collections—works by other creators that either ignited their curiosity in the medium, or influenced the work | More »

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!

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.

 

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.

if a song could be freedom…Organized Sounds of Resistance

June 25 – September 6, 2015
Opening Thursday June 25
7-10 pm

Music has been at the core of hundreds of political and social struggles across the globe. This exhibition features the picture sleeves of over 200 political recordings that will expose the broad scope of the intersection of music and politics. In addition, flyers, lyric sheets, buttons, publications, and other ephemera are on display. A series of programs will run throughout the run of exhibition, where we will actively and collectively listen to—and discuss—how music has shaped the manners in which we understand ourselves in the past, present, and into the future.

Designing Black Power

Travelling exhibition at the Ace Hotel, New York City
November 3 – 30, 2015

We Won’t Move: Tenants Organize in New York City

March 26 – June 15, 2015
Opening March 26, 2015 7-10pm

Interference Archive presents We Won’t Move: Tenants Organize in New York City, an exploration of collective action by NYC tenants for decent and affordable housing from the 1940s to the present.

Documents from the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp

December 5 2014- March 1, 2015
Opening December 5, 7-9pm

Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp was a 19-year anti-nuclear protest and encampment at the U.S. Military Base at Greenham Common, Berkshire County, England. This exhibition and event series, organized as a mother/daughter collaboration between Susan Jahoda and Emma Jahoda-Brown, assembles accounts of the comings and goings and daily lives of a diverse group of women at Greenham primarily over a nine year period. Photographs, film, artifacts and sound are brought together to reveal a complex view of a largely invisible history.

Self-Determination Inside/Out

September 11 – November 16, 2014

Opening: Thursday, September 11, 7-10pm

Interference Archive presents Self-Determination Inside/Out, a comprehensive exhibition and public program series featuring the cultural materials produced by incarcerated people and their allies. Ranging from the Attica Rebellion to political prisoners, AIDS education to prisoners-as-laborers, the struggles of incarcerated women and queer people to the current wave of hunger strikes in prisons and detention centers across the country, these materials fundamentally recast the history of the prison-industrial complex.

We Are Who We Archive: an exhibition of new acquisitions

May 9, 2014 – August 3, 2014

Opening: Friday, May 9, 7-10pm

 We Are Who We Archive brings together a selection of donations acquired over the past two years, gifted by friends of Interference Archive.  Rather than focus on a specific movement or idea, We Are Who We Archive serves as a portrait of a growing archive and highlights the role of individuals in preserving collective history.

La Autonomia es la Vida, la Sumisión es la Muerte: A Celebration of 20 Years of the Zapatistas and the Autonomous Communities of Mexico

May 22 – August 3, 2014

Opening: Thursday, May 22, 7–10pm

Interference Archive presents La Autonomía es la Vida, la Sumisión es la Muerte (Autonomy is Life, Submission is Death) a graphic art portfolio, produced by Convergencia Grafica MALLA and Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. This exhibition honors the 520 years of struggle of the indigenous peoples of Mexico against genocide and for self-determination and autonomy through a celebration of the 20 years of the Zapatista movement’s resistance against the Mexican state and global capitalism.

Sexing Sound: Aural Archives and Feminist Scores

Traveling Exhibition at the James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

February 6–March 8, 2014

Serve the People: The Asian American Movement in New York

December 5, 2013 – March 23, 2014 (extended!)

Opening: Thursday December 5, 7-10pm

Serve the People: The Asian American Movement in New York charts a history of Asian American activism, organizing, and cultural production in the 1970s, the first exhibition to focus on New York as a center of this national phenomenon.

This is an Emergency!

October 1- November 24, 2013

A project organized by Meredith Stern  and Molly Fair about reproductive rights and gender justice.

Alien She

Traveling Exhibition at Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

September 21, 2013 – February 16, 2014

Strike Then, Strike Now!

An Exhibition and Event Series about Work Stoppage

May 3- July 31, 2013
Opening Reception: May 3rd
7-10 pm

Book Bloc!

Shields from CUNY and Cooper Union

April 2–24, 2013

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, April 2
7–10 pm

Rebel Newsprint: The Underground Press

Rebel Newsprint: The Underground Press

Curated by Sean Stewart

February 21 – March 24, 2013

Opening Reception:
Thursday, February 21
7 – 10 pm

Sampler from Interference Archive Collection

Our Collection: A Sampler

A sampler of movement ephemera from our open-access collection

January 16 – February 17, 2013

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, January 16
7 – 10 pm

Freedom Yes, Apartheid No

Activation

Traveling Exhibition at Silent Barn, Brooklyn

January 29 – March 15, 2013

Guns vs. Butter

Traveling Exhibition at Future Tenant, Pittsburgh

December 7, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Persistence of Dreams/La Persistencia de los Sueños

Sublevarte Colectivo Retrospective: 1999  – 2012

November 16 – December 31, 2012

Opening Reception:
Friday, November 16
7 – 10 pm

Radioactivity!

RadioActivity! Antinuclear Movements from Three Mile Island to Fukushima

A collaborative exhibition between Interference Archive and Todos Somos Japon

October 4 – November 4, 2012

Opening Reception:
October 4
7 – 10 pm

Avenier

Àvenir [Future]

A collaborative exhibition with Interference Archive and Ècole de la Montagne Rouge

August 9 – September 20, 2012

Opening Reception:
Thursday, August 9
7 – 10 pm

SQEK Library

A collaborative exhibition between Squatting Europe Collective, House Magic, and Interference Archive

Friday, February 24 – April 1, 2012

Opening Reception:
Friday, February 24
6 – 10 pm

Grand Opening and Punk Feminisms Exhibition

Celebrate Interference Archive’s first public event

Opening Reception:
Friday, December 16, 2011

6:30 – 9:30 pm

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.

 

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.

We Won’t Move: Tenants Organize in New York City

March 26 – June 15, 2015
Opening March 26, 2015 7-10pm

Interference Archive presents We Won’t Move: Tenants Organize in New York City, an exploration of collective action by NYC tenants for decent and affordable housing from the 1940s to the present.

Documents from the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp

December 5 2014- March 1, 2015
Opening December 5, 7-9pm

Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp was a 19-year anti-nuclear protest and encampment at the U.S. Military Base at Greenham Common, Berkshire County, England. This exhibition and event series, organized as a mother/daughter collaboration between Susan Jahoda and Emma Jahoda-Brown, assembles accounts of the comings and goings and daily lives of a diverse group of women at Greenham primarily over a nine year period. Photographs, film, artifacts and sound are brought together to reveal a complex view of a largely invisible history.

Self-Determination Inside/Out

September 11 – November 16, 2014

Opening: Thursday, September 11, 7-10pm

Interference Archive presents Self-Determination Inside/Out, a comprehensive exhibition and public program series featuring the cultural materials produced by incarcerated people and their allies. Ranging from the Attica Rebellion to political prisoners, AIDS education to prisoners-as-laborers, the struggles of incarcerated women and queer people to the current wave of hunger strikes in prisons and detention centers across the country, these materials fundamentally recast the history of the prison-industrial complex.

We Are Who We Archive: an exhibition of new acquisitions

May 9, 2014 – August 3, 2014

Opening: Friday, May 9, 7-10pm

 We Are Who We Archive brings together a selection of donations acquired over the past two years, gifted by friends of Interference Archive.  Rather than focus on a specific movement or idea, We Are Who We Archive serves as a portrait of a growing archive and highlights the role of individuals in preserving collective history.

La Autonomia es la Vida, la Sumisión es la Muerte: A Celebration of 20 Years of the Zapatistas and the Autonomous Communities of Mexico

May 22 – August 3, 2014

Opening: Thursday, May 22, 7–10pm

Interference Archive presents La Autonomía es la Vida, la Sumisión es la Muerte (Autonomy is Life, Submission is Death) a graphic art portfolio, produced by Convergencia Grafica MALLA and Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. This exhibition honors the 520 years of struggle of the indigenous peoples of Mexico against genocide and for self-determination and autonomy through a celebration of the 20 years of the Zapatista movement’s resistance against the Mexican state and global capitalism.

Sexing Sound: Aural Archives and Feminist Scores

Traveling Exhibition at the James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

February 6–March 8, 2014