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Flash Forward Festival Boston

6:00-7:00 PM : Artist Talk Ellinikon
7:00-8:30 PM : Opening Reception Ellinikon

Ellinikon is an ongoing documentation of the current state of the former international airport of Athens, known colloquially as “Ellinikon”, (meaning of Greek origin). Artist and photographer Alexandros Lambrovassilis explores the thread of collective memory, photographing the the fleeting remains of human activity in an otherwise abandoned landscape, symbols of a bygone era.

Built largely through the efforts (and financing) of shipping magnate Aristotelis Onassis in the 1950s, the airport marked Greece's emergence into the modern era, acting as a link to a world beyond its borders. For almost half a century the airport held a special place in the Greek national consciousness, becoming an all too common sight in popular films and family photo albums alike, as multiple generations walked through its gates.

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