Alexander Calder

1898, Lawton, United States  – 1976, New York, United States


Red Polygon, 1961

Metal, red flat oil paint

Mobile sculpture with variable dimensions

Acquisition: Donated by the artist, 1964

Reference: 00999


In 1964 Boris Petkovski, the first director of the MoCA Skopje, addressed Calder, and in the letter, he stated a request to receive his work as a gift to newly established Museum of Contemporary Art. The answer came promptly and included in it was the artist’s wish to meet and choose the work in person. At their meeting in Calder’s atelier in Saché, village in France, Calder’s decision was to donate one of his mobiles. Additionally, surprised by the modesty of Boris Petkovski, the artist decided to donate another work, a gouache which he dedicated to the city of Skopje.


Alexander Calder (July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor known both for his innovative mobiles (kinetic sculptures powered by motors or air currents) that embrace chance in their aesthetic, his static “stabiles”, and his monumental public sculptures. Calder preferred not to analyze his work, saying, “Theories may be all very well for the artist himself, but they shouldn’t be broadcast to other people.”

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1899 – 1980


Human Struggle, 1967

Aluminum, 300 x 85 x 85cm

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 01747



Sculptor in metal, born at Gravesend, Kent. He was awarded a silver medal by the RBS in 1968. Watkins took part in many mixed shows and had a number of one-man exhibitions in Britain. The Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine, London, commissioned work from him, which is also in the City Art Gallery, Manchester, at other British locations as well as in Yugoslavia and Norway. Watkins was for some time a sailor and nautical instruments are a theme of his work, which was influenced by that of the American sculptor David Smith. A retrospective was held at Calouste Gulbenkian Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1970. Lived in New Barnet, Hertfordshire.

Text source: ‘Artists in Britain Since 1945’ by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

From the Cycle Places, 1993

wood, 600 x 65 x 220cm.

Born in Skopje, Macedonia | 1934 – 1997

Southern Star, 1965 | Instant of the Time, 1966 | Composition, 1966 | Non-Functional Mechanism, 1966/1967 | Morbid Nucleus, 1966/1967 | Drawing, 1963 | Town Burning Down, 1964 | Untitled, 1968 | Wing Sculpture, 1968Reflecting Nucleus, 1968 | Sculpture 1, 1970 | Sculpture 2, 1970 | Sculpture 7, 1973 | Sculpture 12, 1972/1973 | Untitled, 1978 | Sculpture 10-2, 1977 | Sculpture 10-1, 1978 | Light Informer 2, 1983

Born in Erekovci, Macedonia | 1959


Changed Materiality, 1987


Dynamics – Selfsustained Static Minimum 4, 1989


Angular Senzation – Visual Pyramid, 1987

Born in Belgrade | 1949

Prespa Lake, 1976

wood, plastic bags, water 90х100

Object (Man and Bird), 1973-74

glass, plastic scotch tape holder, scotch tape, 88х34х30cm

Born in Prilep | 1959

We present Petre’s artworkс from the series of works signed by Nikolovski and included in the collection of MoCA, wooden branches, metal nails on wood:
Object 8, 1985 | Space 7, 1986 | Balkan Carpet, 2002

Born in Skopje, Macedonia | 1928

We present Petar’s artworks from the series of works signed by Hadzi Boškov and included in the collection of MoCA, metal, lithography, polyester installation, sculpture, terracota:
Sculpture 3/4 , 1964 | Print No. 10, 1979 | Sculpture, 1980 | Street, 2004 | Dialogue, 1978 | Form, 1959 | Head 2, 1962/1963 | Sculpture 12 (from the series Skopje After the Earthquake), 1965 | Head 1, 1962 | Head 3, 1962 | Wing Sculpture, 1967 | Circle Sculpture, 1970 | Sculpture – Study 6, 1971 | Terracottas, 1974 | Associated Forms 2, 1986

1948, Karlovac, Croatia


Moment of Action 2, 1976

Polyester, 62 х 46 х 32 сm

Acquisition: Purchased

Reference: 04592



Olga Milić was born in 1948 in Karlovec, Croatia. She graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade in 1974, and post-graduate studies at the St. Martins School of Art in London in 1978/79. From 1974 to 1979 she lived in Skopje. Permanently lives in Niš, Serbia. Works in sculpture and three dimensional drawings.

Born in Zelevo, Macedonia | 1938.

We present two of many artworks of Tome which are included in the collection of MoCA. His works are entitled “First Big Festivity”, 1974, metal 74 х 50 х 17см and Forms of Nature, 1978, terra-cotta.