Nihad-Nino Pushija

1965, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina


Down There Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (2), 1995 – ongoing

Series of 3 photographs, 30 x 42 cm

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 05275 (2)


Nihad Nino Pušija is a photographer now based in Berlin. Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia, in 1965, he studied journalism at the city’s university. Subsequently he worked as a trainee photojournalist and photo illustrator for the Bosnian independent daily newspaper Oslobodjenje in Sarajevo. Before moving to Berlin in 1992, he worked on photo projects and studied in England, Belgium, Italy and the United States. In 1994 he was at the helm for the project ‘Zyklop foto fabrik’ (Cyclops Photo Factory) in Germany, which involved a group of young artists who were forced to abandon their studies because of the Yugoslavian war. In the project, which was supported by Kunstamt Kreuzberg and NGBK (New Society of Fine Art), they explored the themes of Bosnia, refugees, conflict resolution, integration and Roma in Europe. Pušija attended Marina Abramović’s classes at the Academy of Arts in Braunschweig in 2001, and exhibited in Paradise Lost, the 1st Roma Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2007.

He chose to live and work in Berlin because he found there was no other metropolis in the world in which two divided halves were trying to grow back together. Trying to capture both the division and merging of the Eastern and Western Blocs, he explores Berlin as a microcosm of streets, food stands and park benches – as change is in progress steadily. In this context, the faces inhabiting the pictures become projections of events. He considers photography to be a medium for (re)gaining one’s identity and self-image, both for himself as an artist and for his subjects.

Aiming to communicate his own experiences as part of a whole, his portraits of Roma people make them and their unique personal stories the focus of attention. These photographs of individuals become defining documentaries for whole groups of people. Pušija’s artistic goal is to seek out microcosms where he lives and works, so that the resulting photographs defy the vague generalisations of his surroundings and daily life.


1937, Lauf an der Pegnitz, Germany


Forest Landscape in Eshen, Beech, Spruce, Clemantisa, 1974

Photo-lithography on paper, 70 x 100 cm

Edition: 13/70; inscription b.l. 13/70; b.c. Waldlandschaft Eshen, Buchen, Fichten, Waldrebe; b.r. Nils-Udo 74

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 03100



Nils-Udo (born 1937) is a German artist from Bavaria who has been creating environmental art since the 1960s when he moved away from painting and the studio and began to work with, and in, nature.

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1936, Hagen, Germany


Space of Memories, 1981

Lithography on paper, 60 х 80 см

Edition: a.p.; inscription b.l. w.c. (fis Museum Skopje); b.c. Erinnerungsraum; b.r. Rolf Escher 1981

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 03485


1961, Bamberg, Germany


Abandoned Landscapes, 1995

Metal, perforated photograph, glass jar, 100 х 150 х 15 см. (х 4)

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 03951

1934, Domzale, Slovenia 


Print X, 1968

Mixed media on paper, 77 x 45 cm

Edition: 2/10; inscription b.l.: 1968 2/10; b.m.: “X”

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 01707


1935, Dusseldorf, Germany – 2023, Dusseldorf, Germany


Tongs – from the Lurking cycle, 1977/1980

Etching on paper, 24,5 х 34cm

Insignia: b.r. Klapheck

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 02841



Konrad Klapheck (10 February 1935 – 30 July 2023) was a German painter and graphic artist whose style of painting combined features of Surrealism and Pop art.

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| Germany |

Born in Rot an der rot | 1909 – 1981

We present artworks signed Hap Grieshaber included in the collection of MoCA:
Centaurs, 1962, woodcut on paper, 65 х 84см | Composition, 1962, woodcut on paper, 80 х 57,5см | Angel, 1962, etching on paper, 65 х 48,5см | Kneeling Figure, 1962, woodcut on paper, 70 х 56,5см

| France |

Born in Leipzeg | 1904 – 1989

Hans Hartung andhis spose, Ana Eva Bergman, are one of the most generous donators and has donated 26 artworks.
Hartung’s works are received at the occasion of personal visit of Boris Petkovski, Director of the Museum, to the Hans’s Atelier and trough recommendation of Zoran Mushić. One of the artworks that was supposed to be donated were both choice of Hartung and Petkovski.
T-1962-RT is huge dimensional artwork and is one of the most remarkable art achievements from that period of time. It reflects his specific expressive lust which might be regarded as chaos, as well as controlled lyric meditative poetics.
This painting is part of many exhibitions and his graphics are exhibited at the Museum (1966 – along with Ana Eva Bergman works and in 1993).
We present artworks signed by Hans Hartung included in the collection of MoCA:
Т-1962-R1, 1962, oil on canvas, 58х250cm | No. 25, 1953, etching, a.p., 50х66cm | No. 32, 1957, lithograph, a.p., 65х50cm | No. 38, 1958, lithograph, a.o., 76х56cm | No. 69, 1958, lithograph, a.p., 56х76cm | No. 108, 1963, lithograph, a.p., 56х76,5cm | No. 123, 1964, lithograph, 25/75, 76х56cm | | No. 116, 1963, lithography, a.p., 76 х 56cm | No. 26, 1953, etching, a.p., 50x65cm | No. 124, 1964, lithograph, 25/75, 56x76cm | No. 112, 1963, lithograph, a.p., 56×76,5cm | No. 100, 1963, lithograph, a.p., 76x56cm | No. 59, 1958, lithograph, a.p., 65x50cm |

| Germany |

Born in Deutschbaselitz | 1938


Eagle, 1980

etching, a.p., 78 x 55,5


Untitled, 1980

etching on paper, a.p., 78 х 57,5см


Street Painting 1, 1981

etching on paper, a.p., 65,5 х 50см


Street Painting 2, 1981

etching on paper, a.p., 65,5 х 50см

|Germany/ Russia|

Born Evgeny Scheffer 1954 in Aktjubinsk, Kazakhstan, USSR. Works in the fields of objects, installation, painting, and 3-dimensional computer works. Before emigrating to the West in 1985 he was a member of Soviet Nonconformist Art circles in Moscow, a group that included, among others, Ilya Kabakov, Viktor Pivovarov, Anatoly Zverev and Semyon Faibisovich. In 1985 Chef moved to West Germany, where his etchings based on Marquis de Sade earned him attention from the press. In 1988 Chef was accepted to the Master Class of Еrik Brauer at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria. In 1993 the Academy awarded Chef its Master of Fine Arts degree, together with its Fueger Gold Prize. In late 1993 Chef moved to New York City where he exhibited his works with several former members of Soviet nonconformist art circles in a number of group exhibitions. Chef has illustrated numerous books, including Prose and Poetry by Edgar Allan Poe and Nothing Lasts Forever Anymore by Michael Lederer. Chef’s own book Finger World was published in 1993 in Nurenberg.


Eternal City, 2003

ink-jet print, 85x160cm


The Valley of Kings, 2003

digital print on paper, 84 х 162см