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Art Handler, November 7, 2016

In Favor of the Collective: “Just Cause : Bad Faith” Amanda Ryan, November 7, 2016 This article originally appeared at http://art-handler.com/magazine/in-favor-of-the-collective-just-cause-bad-faith?nosplash=true The apron-clad January calendar model reclines seductively on the surface of a table saw, safety glasses nonchalantly perched on top of their head—OSHA be damned. “That’s the Freelance Art Handlers Calendar,” explained exhibition co-organizer Stephen | More »

Interference Archive is the Best of NYC in 2016!

The Village Voice has just named Interference Archive on it’s “Best of NYC” list for 2016. Check out what they have to say about the amazing work our community is doing! Interference Archive BEST PLACE TO LEARN ABOUT THE REVOLUTION The average Gowanus party doesn’t come with a sign proclaiming “an end to segregation because of | More »

ArtSlant, March 21, 2016

Racial Justice: A Collection of Books and Print Ephemera from Brooklyn’s Interference Archive by The Night Library originally published at: http://www.artslant.com/ew/articles/show/45503 At our request, the Interference Archive, based in Gowanus, Brooklyn, kindly agreed to curate a collection on the theme of “Racial Justice” to present on ArtSlant. In keeping with the spirit of the project, | More »

New Yorker, March 11, 2016

A Feminist Edit-a-Thon Seeks to Reshape Wikipedia
By Talia Lavin

The Interference Archive, a volunteer-run institution dedicated to gathering “the cultural ephemera of social movements,” sits across the street from a trendy pie shop and around the corner from the Morbid Anatomy Museum, in the spartan, brick-heavy confines of Gowanus, Brooklyn. Last weekend, while the museum hosted a flea market, its venders hawking “artful bones,” a group of twenty or so descended on the archive for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, themed around art and feminism—one of a series of such events unfolding throughout the city.

the creators project, March 10, 2016

A New Exhibition Pushes Artists to Return to Social Activism
By Antwaun Sargent

Today’s artists are increasingly bucking the hyper-commercial tendency to make opaque art that performs well in the market, opting instead to ask themselves how their visual languages can be used to illustrate society’s problems. In the forthcoming exhibition, Whisper or Shout: Artists in the Social Sphereat BRIC Arts, nine artists, including Sol Aramendi, Matt Black, Taeyoon Choi, Alicia Grullon, Brendan Fernandes, Interference Archive, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Shaun Leonardo, and Kenneth Pietrobono, will engage with social and political issues to revive a worn tradition.

Seven Days, February 10, 2016

Art Review: ‘From the Center for Cartoon Studies Archive,’ SPA
By Rachel Elizabeth Jones

…The intersections of personal narrative, identity politics and the radical social potential of comics are at the crux of the current show at Brooklyn’s Interference Archive: “Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression and Representation in Comic Art.” Cosponsored by CCS, the collaboratively curated show features comics addressing topics including “feminism, abortion, racism, cultural identity, social activism, labor unions, veterans of war, sexual abuse, student debt, immigration, public health, civil rights, gender and sexual identity and a lot more,” according to Interference Archive’s website.

Comics Beat, January 29, 2016

On The Scene: Our Comics, Ourselves Illuminates The History of Comics Diversity
01/29/2016 By Charles Brownstein

Organizers Jan Descartes, Ethan Heitner, and Monica McKelvey Johnson gathered a broad, well-considered, and cohesive overview of comics whose authors, characters and subject matter spoke to the concerns of diverse audiences. While much of the work on display was visually pleasing, aesthetics wasn’t the primary objective here, storytelling was.

Brooklyn Magazine, December 31, 2015

Brooklyn-based curators and artists—list a handful of shows they recall with certain fondness from 2015, then go on to name a few things they’re looking forward to in 2016, including shows and events with which they’re involved.

Not Brooklyn-specific, and not even NYC-specific, this piece will take you all over—from a certain corner of a certain state in the US most broadly known for its electoral primaries (right?) to Cuba, The Europe and Bangladesh. Even all the way to Philadelphia!

Ace Hotel blog, December 28, 2015

In these United States, we’ve used unspeakable systemic violence to create a supremacist culture that has and continues to rob black people of freedom. The political rhetoric in this fight has lately taken to social media, an outlet wholly democratic for other voices to be heard and social awareness to bloom. Forty years ago though, it took place in part on the covers of paperback books. The sale of these books — 99 cents in pharmacies and grocery lines across America — helped shape contemporary discourse and design. Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton’s Black Power can be examined as an example of one such publication.

Brooklyn Magazine, December 28, 2015

From Bumper Cars to Torah Taxidermy: A Guide to 25 of Brooklyn’s Most Unusual Museums

Museums are the perfect daytime exploration activity, but instead of heading to the (admittedly fabulous!) Brooklyn Museum for the umpteenth time, why no go a little farther afield? We’re excited to present 25 unusual and beguiling lesser-known Brooklyn museums, homes for everything from vintage Coney Island bumper cars to anthropomorphic taxidermy specimens to 4,000-year-old cuneiform tablets. And we’re presenting them in alphabetical order, because why not?