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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1909, Rot an der Rot, Germany – 1981, Eningen, Germany


Centaurs, 1962

Woodcut on paper, 65 х 84 cm

Edition: inscription b.l. (vertically) Haap haber

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 00199



Helmut Andreas Paul Grieshaber or HAP Grieshaber (15 February 1909 – 12 May 1981) was a German artist. His preferred medium was large format woodcuts.

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1901, Leipzig, Germany – 1985, Antibes, France


No. 26, 1953

Etching on paper, 50 x 65 cm

Edition: a.p.; inscription b.l. epreuve d’artiste, b.r. Hartung

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 00474


Hans Hartung and his wife, Ana Eva Bergman, are one of the most generous donоrs who have donated 26 artworks.
Hartung’s works are received on the occasion of the personal visit of Boris Petkovski – the first Director of the Museum – to Hans’s Atelier and through the recommendation of Zoran Mušić. One of the artworks that was supposed to be donated – which appeared to be the painting T-1962-RT – was both a choice of Hartung and Petkovski. The painting was part of many museum’s exhibitions, and his graphics were exhibited in separate shows: first along with Ana Eva Bergman’s series of prints in 1966 in and in 1993.


Hans Hartung (21 September 1904 – 7 December 1989) was a German-French painter, known for his gestural abstract style. He was also a decorated World War II veteran of the Legion d’honneur.

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1938, Deutschbaselitz, Germany


Eagle, 1980

etching on paper, 78,3 x 55,7 cm

Edition: a.p., inscription b.l. Probe druck, Adler; b.r. G. Baselitz 80

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 03635



Georg Baselitz (born 23 January 1938) is a German painter, sculptor and graphic artist. In the 1960s he became well known for his figurative, expressive paintings. In 1969 he began painting his subjects upside down in an effort to overcome the representational, content-driven character of his earlier work and stress the artifice of painting. Drawing from myriad influences, including art of Soviet era illustration art, the Mannerist period and African sculptures, he developed his own, distinct artistic language.

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1954, Aktjubinsk, Kazakhstan, USSR


Eternal City, 2003

Plotter print on paper, 85 x 160 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 04017



Genia Chef (born Evgeny Scheffer, 28 January 1954) is a German-Russian artist (painting, graphic art, installations) living in Berlin. He is considered the founder of Post-Historicism, an art movement that combines elements of traditional painting with aesthetic experiments and interprets current events in the form of a new mythology. 

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