Steve McCurry & Musée Barbier-Mueller: Wabi-Sabi, Beauty in Imperfection
Exhibition catalogue, French and English edition.
Steve McCurry Studios
Concept: Bonnie McCurry V’Soske
In collaboration with: Biba Giacchetti and Sudest 57
Edited by the Musée Barbier-Mueller.
96 pages, 60 colour plates.
Celebrated photographer Steve McCurry’s unique vision of the world led to this collaboration with the Musée Barbier-Mueller. The photographer, known for his openness to humanity, wanted to explore the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi (the beauty of the imperfect, impermanence and incompleteness) through thirty of his works.
Combining these images 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 both narrative and aesthetic echoes.