Moscow City Government
Moscow City Department for Culture
Russian Academy of Arts
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Esquire magazine


Date: February, 13th — February, 19th 2012
Venue: Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art under the Russian Academy of Arts, 10, Gogolevsky boulevard

Curator — Maxim Nikanorov, art director of the Esquire magazine

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the Esquire magazine present the exhibition Dust and Scratches. The project curated by Maxim Nikanorov, the art director of the Esquire magazine, will bring together the works of the leading world photographers of today. The majority of the authors in question have never been exhibited in Moscow as yet.

The title of the show evokes the eponymous web project — the Dust and Scratches gallery offers its visitors the opportunity to acquire the best samples of contemporary art photography at a poster price. Thanks to the collaboration of the Esquire magazine, hundreds of leading world photographers, including the winners of the World Press Photo Award and other prestigious competitions, agreed to show and sell their works at the Dust and Scratches gallery. Maxim Nikanorov has personally selected each piece among thousands of photos the gallery presents.

The exhibition features the works by such art photographers as Piero Martinello, Steven Barritt, Jack Redcliffe, Amy Touchette, Brian Sorg, Jeroen Hofman, Keliy Anderson-Staley, Erick Refner, Adam Panczuk et al.

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