2017 The Sea as I remember it

This is an important year for the Tsoclis Museum. Among our other exhibits, we are pleased to be showing two significant works: 'Large Seascape'  and 'Rainbow', with which the artist represented Greece at the 1986 Venice Biennale, exemplaries of his internationally acclaimed 'Living Painting'.
At the same time, the Museum presents images of the sea, a theme that has continued to engage Costas Tsoclis since 1979. His relations with the sea are as spiritual as they are natural.
Through all these years the artist creates his own sea, striving to convey the spiritual surge that it evokes in him. A sea of steel, a mirror sea, a leaden sea. A sea incorporeal and ethereal, a sea of analysis. But at the same time, it is also a real sea, that recomposes itself with matter, that is, with colour, water, stone, mirror.
Tsoclis says characteristically:
'My desire is to bring the Sea into the Museum, but since I cannot do that, I bring its image, not as it is, but as I remember it and as I am able.'
And he actually accomplishes this, sometimes creating new works, sometimes recomposing older ones, and he does it through a 'great generosity of azure', with his own particular and unique poetic form of expression and creation.

Activities at the Museum

Visual arts workshops for children six to twelve years old, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Conducted tours in French and Dutch by appointment, phone 22830 51009.

30 and 31 June 2017 
The Museum hosts the Syros International Film Festival with screenings in the forecourt area.

 18 - 19 August 2017
The Museum hosts the Athens Digital Arts Festival with a special programme on the creation of digital image for children and adults, and parallel screenings.