Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown

9 OCT 2017 – 14 JAN 2018

Mon-Fri 16:00-21:00
Sat-Sun 12:00-22:00
Multiple stages
Two years on from the "Digital Revolution" exhibition, the OCC joins forces once again with London's Barbican Centre for a new show: "Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown", which explores science fiction's long-standing influence on the full range of contemporary culture. Get ready for a journey with science fiction as your guide: from the 19th century into the future and back to today and into the furthest reaches of the human mind.
Full price: 5 € presale — 7 € on the door
Reduced price, Friends, Families 3+ members, Groups of 4 or more: 3 € presale / 4 € on the door
Unemployed, People with Disabilities - Companion, Second visit (on presentation of your previous ticket): 2 € (only from the OCC box office)
Free: Children up to 5, Third or additional visits (on presentation of your previous tickets)

Group ticket reservations at
From Jules Verne and Jonathan Swift to Star Wars and Ex Machina.

The OCC joins forces once again with London's Barbican Centre in an exhibition that spotlights the long-standing influence of science fiction on the full range of contemporary culture. A genre that once addressed a small and specialized audience is now everywhere we look thanks to its impact on art, design, film and literature.

Travel through iconic books and comics, movies and music in an exhibition that makes the unknown seem highly familiar...


Curator: Patrick Gyger
Coordination: Christos Carras
Organization: Konstantina Soulioti
Architectural design: Ab Rogers Design
Organization and oversight of parallel events: Patrick Gyger, Pasqua Vorgia, Prodromos Tsiavos, Iraklis Papatheodorou
Organization and oversight of educational programme: Myrto Lavda, Eleanna Semitelou
Screenings curated by

6 Oct 2017 - 4 May 2018



Let’s make a film Film workshop for teens

9 Oct 2017 - 14 Jan 2018


Parallel Events - Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown

10 Oct - 22 Dec 2017

3 € per student


Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown

17 Oct - 12 Dec 2017

19:00 Odeon Starcity (111 Syngrou Avenue, N. Kosmos - Athens)
Full price: 4 €
2 Screenings' combo (in the same day): 6 €

The OCC will operate a box office at the Odeon Starcity on the evenings of the screenings (18:00-22:30)


Into the unknown and beyond How cinema learned to stop worrying and love science fiction

25 Nov 2017

16:00 3rd Floor Foyer
Participation cost: The entrance is free and on a first come, first served basis.

Register by Monday 21 November 2017 by filling in the form.


HEBOCON Athens at the OCC

8 - 17 Dec 2017

Participation cost: Free

Complete the registration form by Monday 4 December, 2017. Participants will be notified on Tuesday 5 December.


Sci-Fi Game Development

15 - 16 Dec 2017

Free admission, on a strictly first come first served basis due to limited capacity (50 persons).
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before the event.

Please be aware that the event may not be suitable for individuals who are prone to epileptic seizures.


Control Center Science fiction as an instrument for the alteration of consciousness

27 - 29 Dec 2017



Odyssey on Paper, Journeys on Ink A comics workshop for teenagers

2 - 4 Jan 2018

Cost: 27€ (for three meetings)


A Science Fiction Story for 2018

13 - 14 Jan 2018

11:00 3rd Floor Foyer
Participation Cost: Free

Register by Monday 8 January 2018 by filling in the form.



Satellite Hunting

sponsoring / partnerships

Curated by Barbican International Enterprises


Alcohol Sponsor for the opening night

Official air carrier sponsor

Hospitality sponsor

Medical cover

Supported by