A Unique Fusion of Tradition and Modern Art Curated by Ekaterina Juskowski

Embark on a journey through "The Warp of Time," an exhibition at the Old Carpet Factory on Hydra Island, in Greece.

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June 16–September 8, 2024 Old Carpet Factory, Hydra, Greece oldcarpetfactory.com The Warp of Time celebrates a hundred years of shared history between the Old Carpet Factory, a historical mansion located on the island of Hydra, and Soutzoglou Carpets. The exhibition, which aims to explore memory, heritage, and artistic expression, places an antique carpet from the Soutzoglou collection in dialogue with woven works by Helen Marden—here experimenting with carpet for the first time—and Dimitrios Antonistis.

Curated by Ekaterina Juskowski, this unique event showcases the works of Helen Marden and Dimitrios Antonitsis, blending the rich traditions of Soutzoglou Carpets with modern artistic expressions.

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"The Warp of Time": A unique exhibition at Hydra Island’s Old Carpet Factory, showcasing Helen Marden and Dimitrios Antonitsis. Curated by Ekaterina Juskowski. Photo credit: Ekaterina Juskowski.
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Experience "The Warp of Time" at the historic Old Carpet Factory on Hydra Island, featuring an eclectic collection of artworks by Helen Marden and Dimitrios Antonitsis. Curated by Ekaterina Juskowski, this exhibition transforms the traditional space into a contemporary art haven, bridging the past and present through vibrant, dynamic pieces. The serene environment of Hydra and its rich history provide a perfect backdrop for this unique artistic dialogue.Photo by Sarah Rainer.
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"The Warp of Time": A unique exhibition at Hydra Island’s Old Carpet Factory, showcasing Helen Marden and Dimitrios Antonitsis. Curated by Ekaterina Juskowski. Photo credit: Sarah Rainer.

This celebration of 100 years of shared history between the Old Carpet Factory and Soutzoglou Carpets offers an eloquent exploration of memory, tradition, and modernity in a setting that is both nostalgic and inspiring.


To celebrate 100 years of shared history, Old Carpet Factory and Soutzoglou Carpets 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 be an exploration of memory, heritage, and artistic expression.

Central to the exhibition is the site of the Old Carpet Factory historical Hydra mansion that was transformed into a carpet-weaving factory of the Soutzoglou family in the early 20th century.

This legacy inspires the title of the exhibition that offers a nuanced exploration of the relationship between place and memory.

Unlike history, memory lacks linearity and includes the act of forgetting; by mixing history and memory, the exhibition invites the viewer to navigate through the past remembered, forgotten and imagined, presenting a warped histography of the place.

Notably, the exhibition will showcase one antique piece from the Soutzoglou collection that was woven in the house a century ago by the first generation of the family.

Going hand in hand with the theme of tradition and modernity, past and present, Art Rug Projects by Soutzoglou invites renowned artist, Helen Marden, especially for this exhibition, to experiment for the first time with the carpet as a medium.

Her intuitive watercolors inspired by the memories of Hydra Island will be translated into the hand-made carpets by Soutzoglou expert artisans.

This unique collaboration bridges the gap between past and present, combining traditional craftsmanship with contemporary artistic vision.

A special limited edition art book published by Mnemosyne Projects will accompany the exhibition.

Curator - Ekaterina Juskowski
Curatorial advisors - Dimitrios Antonitsis, Electra Soutzoglou Co-Produced with Mnemosyne Projects

Adding to the exhibition are works of Dimitrios Antonitsis that blur the boundaries between art and tapestry.

Described by the artist as “loom-abacuses,” these intricate pieces defy categorization, oscillating between drawings, sculptures, and temporal artifacts.

Their presence within the exhibition further enriches the dialogue on the intersection of art, memory, and heritage.

About the Artists - The warp of time - Old Carpet Factory Exhibition

Helen Marden born in Pittsburgh, in 1941. She graduated with a BFA in art from Pennsylvania State University in 1963, and then, inspired by Paul Bowles’s translations of storytellers such as Mohamed Mrabet of Tangier, traveled to Europe and Morocco before relocating to New York City.

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Helen Marden's watercolors, inspired by Hydra Island, transformed into handmade carpets by Soutzoglou artisans. This collaboration blends traditional craftsmanship with contemporary art | Photo by Sarah Rainer.

Helen Marden’s paintings feature a vivid palette informed by her travels to Greece, India, and Morocco.

Using resin to bind color-saturated acrylics and raw powdered pigments with found objects such as shells, feathers, and sea glass, she invests the aesthetics and techniques of expressive abstraction with renewed variety and purpose.

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In both inspiration and her chosen mediums, her paintings are rooted in the natural world while offering a connection to the spiritual realm through conviction and intuition.

Helen Marden is represented by Gagosian Gallery.

Dimitrios Antonitsis - Artist-Designer- Curator ( Hydra School Project)

Dimitrios Antonitsis born in Athens, in 1966. He studied mechanical engineering at the Zurich ETH and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York (Master of Science), where he specialised in the high-speed microscopic photography of vortex rings.

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He won an award for his short film Past Glories, Present Despondencies, a collaboration with Robert De Niro’s production company. His work has appeared in 15 solo and 55 group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.

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Dimitrios Antonitsis' "loom-abacuses". These innovative works combine elements of weaving and sculpture, creating a unique blend of texture and form. Antonitsis uses traditional weaving techniques to explore modern artistic themes, resulting in pieces that challenge the boundaries between craft and contemporary art. Photo by Sarah Rainer

He is the founder and curator of HSP ‘Hydra School Projects’, an international platform for the visual arts and the HSP Residency Program.

Held annually since 2000 the Hydra School Projects, named because these contemporary art exhibitions are shown at the old Hydra High School, showcase the work of up-and-coming, young Greek as well as international artists alongside those already well established.

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Art Rug Projects by Soutzoglou: Weaving Tradition and Contemporary Art on Hydra Island

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 and Art Residency is located on Hydra Island in Greece.

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Old Carpet Factory Recording Studio and Art Residency on Hydra Island, Greece. This historic building has been transformed into a vibrant space for both music and art, serving as a recording studio and an art residency. It offers artists a serene and inspiring environment, deeply rooted in the island’s rich cultural heritage. Photo courtesy Ekaterina Juskowski

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.

Old Carpet Factory is a Recording Studio and Art Residency in Greece on the Island of Hydra in a setting of 18th-century mansion

Art Residency at the Old Carpet Factory founded by curator, researcher and photographer Ekaterina Juskowski in 2019 is a highly selective program with the mission to record and preserve Hydra’s cultural heritage, to support new creative ideas, and to expand access to the unique cultural setting of the island and its community.

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Old Carpet Factory Hydra Island, presents "The Warp of Time" | Photo by Sarah Rainer.

Preserving Cultural Memory: Mnemosyne Projects' Global Non-Profit Initiative

Mnemosyne Projects is a global non-profit initiative dedicated to the preservation of authentic sites of memory.

Through research, curation, and strategic partnerships Mnemosyne Projects identify, record and archive cultural phenomena that hold historical significance in the collective creative memory of communities.

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Its mission is to ensure that these symbols of our shared past continue to inspire, educate, and resonate with people today and in the future.

About the Exhibition "The Warp of Time" at Old Carpet Factory

The exhibition will be open from 11am-6pm during opening week June 16-21 For the rest of the exhibition’s duration, viewing by appointment only: hello@oldcarpetfactory.com

Exciting news from Munchies Art Club Magazine!

This July, we’ll be on location at the Old Carpet Factory, sharing our experiences from this unique contemporary art venue.

Join us as we explore what this small island has to offer the contemporary art world this summer 2024.

Stay with us as we visit the new exhibition at the Slaughterhouse DESTE Foundation featuring the artist George Condo titled "THE MAD AND THE LONELY", and of course, my dear friend Dimitris Antonitsis's "School Project" entitled "8 Woman".

We can't wait to be there and share these incredible artistic experiences! Don't Miss Out!

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