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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?

Hyperallergic, December 11, 2015

Art Workers of New York, Unite!
by Tiernan Morgan on December 11, 2015

New York Times, December 9, 2015: The Best in Art of 2015

The Best in Art of 2015: The co-chief art critics for The New York Times on the most notable themes of the year.

“…the strengthening presence of activist collectives like Not an Alternative, Occupy Museums and Interference Archive, who say yes by saying no.”

artinfo.com, November 5, 2015

The Parasitic Poster: Making Sense of Cuban Propaganda in Brooklyn

The Guardian, October 14, 2015

Locating a spirit of resistance and revolution in established art and cultural institutions can often be a dispiriting undertaking. But not so at Interference Archive, a cooperative, volunteer-supported institution in the Gowanus neighbourhood of Brooklyn which, in a season of political and religious challenge to mainstream institutional thinking, has a finger on the pulse.