Steve McCurry & Musée Barbier-Mueller

Wabi-sabi, Beauty in Imperfection

15 December 2020 15 June 2021

The Musée Barbier-Mueller has invited the celebrated photographer Steve McCurry to set up a common exhibition conveying their shared values of openness to humanity and sensitivity to beauty. 

Steve McCurry explores the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi (the beauty of the imperfect, impermanence and incompleteness) through thirty of his works.

Combining images by the artist with objects from its collections, the Musée Barbier-Mueller looked at formal criteria. The resulting juxtapositions offer a new perspective on one of the most-recognized photographers in the world, creating echoes, both narrative and aesthetic.

Steve McCurry Studios
Concept: Bonnie McCurry V’Soske
In collaboration with Biba Giacchetti and Sudest 57