The Greek participation at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 titled “Tourism Landscapes: Remaking Greece”, curated by the Greek Commissioner Yannis Aesopos, architect and professor of architecture, and organized by the Greek Ministry of the Environment, is hosted at the Acropolis Museum from 27 March to 11 April. For the first time, the architecture of Greek tourism of the last 100 years is presented to the Greek public.
This exhibition explores the role of tourism as a vehicle of modernization of Greece through the emergence of constructed tourism landscapes: hotels and resorts, organized beaches, archaeological sites and museums, public space designs and infrastructure facilities. Moreover, it focuses on the concurrent (re)shaping of Greek national identity that is enhanced through the contact of the “other”, the foreign, new and global element, which the activity of tourism presupposes.
The exhibition is open to the public during Museum opening times, with free entry.