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

22 October 2014, 12:00 am

Organized by the Hellenic American College in cooperation with Hellenic American University (Manchester, NH) and the Hellenic American Union, the photographic and archival exhibition Athens. The spirit of the '60s: A changing capital features material form the "modern" metropolis that was born in the years of the economic boom.

Curated by journalist Nikos Vatopoulos, the exhibition includes photographs from largely private archives, postcards, magazines and other materials, which transport us to the urban atmosphere of the '60s. Particular emphasis is placed on the social changes which took place between the late '50s and the onset of dictatorship in 1967. Organized with a view of capturing the distinctive look and aura of the era, the exhibition 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.

The exhibition will be open to the public from November 3rd to December 13th, 2014 at the Hellenic American Union Kennedy Gallery, Massalias 22, Athens. As part of the event, a talk entitled "Athens during the 1960s" will be given by curator Nikos Vatopoulos on Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 19:00 at the Hellenic American Union Theater, and a guided tour will take place on Friday, December 5th, 2014 at 17:30.