Visual Arts and Architecture in the period 1967-1974: Institutions, Ideologies, Fissures, and Inertias

April 28, 2017
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art

Organization by EEIT in collaboration with the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.


The colloquium marked the fifty years of the establishment of the Greek Military Junta on April 21st 1967, which lasted for seven years: 1967-1974.

It was the first time that research concerning the art production during the dictatorship was presented in the academic context of a conference.  The colloquium included 15 papers, which dealt with the work and action of Greek architects and artists during the Seven Years as well as a comprehensive evaluation of the role of visual arts and architecture during the Junta.

Topics included:

a. Art institutions

b. Greek visual artists in Europe

c. Photography, Sculpture

d. Architecture

A display of the anti-dictatorship posters by George Argyrakis, which were exhibited in Berlin during the period 1967-1974, was organized as a parallel event to the colloquium.

Scientific and Organizing Committee:
Lia Yoka, Associate Professor of Art History, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Panagiotis Bikas, PhD Art History, ΕΔΙΠ, ΑΠΘ
Μιγκέλ Φερνάντεθ Μπελμόντε (Μεταδιδακτορικός Ερευνητής, ΑΠΘ)