[MGSA-L] ‘Athens. The Spirit of the ’60s: A Changing Capital’ Exhibition

June Samaras june.samaras at gmail.com
Sat Nov 1 15:34:10 PDT 2014

‘Athens. The Spirit of the ’60s: A Changing Capital’ Exhibition


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*[image: modern athens]

Hellenic American Union
<http://greece.greekreporter.com/tag/hellenic-american-union-theater/> with
the cooperation of the Hellenic American College presents an exhibition on
the architectural boom of Athens in the 1960s. The exhibition will take
place at the Kennedy Gallery of the Hellenic American Union from November 3
until December 13.

The subject matter of the exhibition “Athens
<http://greece.greekreporter.com/tag/athens/>. The Spirit of the ’60s: A
changing capital” is the modern Athens that was built during the economic
boom of the 1960s. The exhibition features photographs from private and
public archives, postcards of the metropolis, magazines of that era and
other materials. Photographs of emblematic buildings, such as the Athens
Hilton Hotel, are prominent. Emphasis is given on the social changes that
took place between the late 1950s and the onset of the military junta in

Author and journalist Nikos Vatopoulos who curated the exhibition says he
wanted to capture the aura of the ’60s in a city that was changing rapidly
and was full of contradictions. He also aims to present the social,
political, economic, cultural and psychological parameters that contributed
to the birth of this modern metropolis. Tourism, consumerism and the new
social mores are also viewed as important contributing factors in the birth
of modern Athens.

Vatopoulos says the visitor should also try to see how Athens progressed
from the 1960s to what it is today, viewing the continuity of the capital
of Greece.

On Friday, November 21, there will be a talk by Nikos Vatopoulos entitled
“Athens during the 1960s” at the Hellenic American Union Theater. Also, a
guided tour of the exhibition will take place on Friday, December 5.

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