President Pavlopoulos attends ceremony for Tsoclis Museum on Tinos

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Thursday attended the ceremony inaugurating the new legal form of the Costas Tsoclis Museum on the island of Tinos, which has become a municipal foundation.

Addressing the ceremony, Pavlopoulos noted that it was not a literal inauguration of the museum, which first opened in May 2011, but a transition that would ensure it had the administrative structure allowing its unobstructed operation.

He noted that the Tsoclis Museum was a genuinely “living” museum that was striving to “house the personality and work of Costas Tsoclis, which does not easily fit into any mould.” In addition to the artist’s work, he added, it was organised to also showcase Tsoclis’ life and personality.

This year, the museum is presenting the exhibition “The sea as I remember it” that includes works such as the “Rainbow” and the “Great Seascape” with which Tsoclis represented Greece and the 1986 Biennale in Venice.