To celebrate 100 years of their shared history, the Old Carpet Factory and Soutzoglou Carpets will present a site-specific exhibition: The Warp of Time. Curated by Ekaterina Juskowski, Founder and Director of the Art Residency at the Old Carpet Factory, the exhibition will act as a place of memory where present and past exist simultaneously. It will bring together historic, contemporary and commissioned works related to the weaving and carpet making on Hydra.
The commemoration of the house becoming a carpet factory for a brief period of its centuries-long history inspires the title of the exhibition that will serve as a warped histography of the place. Unlike history, memory lacks linearity and includes the act of forgetting. By mixing history and memory, the exhibition will guide a person through the past remembered, forgotten and imagined.
The site of the historical Hydra mansion known as the Old Carpet Factory, since in the beginning of the 20th century it housed a weaving factory of the Soutzoglou family, will be an important focus of the exhibition. This legacy will be reflected in the new commissioned works translated into the hand-made carpets by Soutzoglou.
Curator - Ekaterina Juskowski
Curatorial advisor - Dimitrios Antonitsis
Co-Produced with Mnemosyne Projects
Art Rug Projects by Soutzoglou focuses on the interactive collaboration with Greek and international contemporary artists whose selected works are transformed into handmade rugs and tapestries as original works of art, either as limited editions or as unique pieces. Every collaboration is an opportunity for the artist to discover a new medium, to expand their practice in new ways, imagining the rug as their canvas. Carpet-making is linked with the tradition of the past, whereas contemporary art is an expression of the present. By adapting age-old traditions in a modern context, Art Rug Projects "weaves" heritage, history and handicraft with contemporary art and creative expression.
Old Carpet Factory Recording Studio is a unique music recording studio located on Hydra Island in Greece. Since its founding in 2016 by producer Stephan Colloredo-Mansfeld, the studio has gained international acclaim for its unconventional setting in a remote location, an extensive list of cult vintage and rare analog gear.
17-21 June 2024
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17 June - 31 July 2024
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