Athens. The spirit of the ‘60s: A changing capital

Nov 3, 2014 - Dec 13, 2014

Hellenic American Union presents an exhibition of photographic and archival material, curated by the journalist Nikos Vatopoulos. Organized in cooperation with Hellenic American College...

Alexandras Avenue – Theodoros Valmas’ archives

The subject matter of the exhibition "Athens. The Spirit of the ’60s: A changing capital" is the "modern" metropolis that was born in the years of the economic boom. The exhibition features photographs from largely private archives, postcards, magazines and other materials, which transport us to the atmosphere and urban setting of the ’60s. Particular emphasis is placed on the social changes which took place between the late ’50s and the onset of the dictatorship in 1967. The material, selected by Nikos Vatopoulos who curated the exhibition with a view of capturing the distinctive look and aura of the era, provides examples of new buildings (many of which, as the Athens Hilton, have since become landmarks), new social mores, consumerism, and the connection with international tourist networks.

Also organized as part of the exhibition:
Talk by Nikos Vatopoulos entitled "Athens during the 1960s”, on Friday, November 21st, 2014, at 19:00 at the Hellenic American Union Theater
Guided tour of the exhibition, on Friday, December 5th, 2014, at 19:30.

Information

Organizer Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College
Venue Kennedy Gallery, Hellenic American Union
Start Date 03/11/2014
End Date 13/12/2014
Opening Monday, November 3, 2014, at 20:30
Gallery Hours/Duration Monday-Friday: 12:00-21:00, Saturday: 10:30-14:30, clοsed on Sunday
Type Exhibition
Participants Nikos Vatopoulos (curator)
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free

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