Greece’s glorious victory over favourites Soviet Union in the 1987 FIBA EuroBasket championship, the first Greek private television channel that broadcast in 1989, the massive political rallies in Athens and fashion icon Billy Bo are just some of the cultural and historical milestones revived at the exhibition “GR80s – Greece in the Eighties at Technopolis” opening at the Athens Technopolis in Gazi on January 25.
Featuring more than 4,000 exhibits and over 30 events (masterclasses, workshops, lectures, seminars, screenings and special exhibits), the exhibition aims to immerse visitors in a unique re-enactment experience that includes ’80s politics, lifestyle, arts and technology, from the emergence of ‘new journalism’ and KLIK magazine to the spread of mass consumption and a ‘new prosperity’. The decade will be brought to life through a combination of direct information, audio-visual exhibits and interactive applications organised within 18 pavilions, each with its own theme. The exhibition is organized by Technopolis City of Athens, with a parallel program of events at Onassis Cultural Centre in collaboration with major Greek and foreign scientific and cultural organisations.
Through a variety of media, the exhibition will explore the events that marked a formative decade and largely defined those that followed, taking visitors through a historical, social and cultural review of the politics and way of life.
The exhibition will run until March 12.