The exhibition Tiempo Libre / Bathers Leaving the Astoria Pool is a dialogue between Stavros Kassis' installation Tiempo Libre and Dimitra Kondylatou's video Bathers Leaving the Astoria Pool. Through different media and conceptual approaches, the works examine both the social role of leisure infrastructure and the limits of privacy in public space. Adopting a logic of subtle intervention, they aim at the transition of their subject from the personal to the collective sphere.
Bio: Stavros Kassis (Esta. Bros) (b. 1985, Athens) lives and works in Athens. He studied Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Valencia. His research focuses on photographic archives, which he uses as a basis for his collages and installations. He is interested in exploring the role of images as a means of propaganda and as tools for the formation of both imaginary and real identities.
Bio: Dimitra Kondylatou (b. 1987, Athens) lives and works in Athens. She studied Visual Arts at the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem. Her practice spans various media including video-making, editing, writing, and hosting. She is interested in the limits of art and its entanglements with tourism and everyday life.