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CNN, January 18, 2017

A movement today inspired by protests past
People gathered in New York at Interference Archive, a space immersed in the protests of the past, to create materials for the inauguration-week protests.

New Yorker, January 18, 2017

A Seedbed of New Images to Protest Trump
by Colin Moynihan

Over the weekend, an organization in Brooklyn called the Interference Archive gave away about five thousand stickers, three thousand printed posters, a thousand buttons, and almost two gallons of red and black paint that ended up silk-screened onto T-shirts, tote bags, and patches in the form of mottoes like “Don’t Mourn, Organize.” The occasion for the giveaway, Donald J. Trump’s swearing-in as President this week, was viewed with gloom by many who showed up on Saturday and Sunday.

Democracy Now, January 17, 2017

Protesters Nationwide Launch Campaign to #InaugurateTheResistance
In Washington, D.C., thousands of activists chanting “No justice, no peace” kicked off a week of resistance to the inauguration with a march to the Capitol Building on Saturday. The protest took aim at Trump’s plans for a nationwide stop-and-frisk program, the planned repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and police brutality. The protest was the first of a series of actions being organized under the hashtag “#InaugurateTheResistance.” In Brooklyn, New York, hundreds packed a weekend “Propaganda Party” to create fliers and protest art ahead of the inauguration.

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.