“A year and a half ago, I couldn’t even see one day ahead of me. Now I look back and see that silver lining is perseverance. It’s dedication. It’s a complete questioning of what your real purpose is," says Hallberg, a principal dancer for both the Bolshoi Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. "I really feel now that I’m not just a dancer, I’m an artist and I’m an athlete." - David Hallberg
The rest of the exhibition represents a diverse group of creative talent, including Liz Collins, Carlos Serrao, Nathaniel Goldberg and Nadav Kander, and each artist has played a distinct role in evolving the visual language of sport. Beyond, their partnership with Nike details the brand’s consistent drive to redefine the athletic landscape.
The film, along with the other collected works from Nike’s "Objects of Desire," reveals that through determination, resilience, strength and perseverance we can achieve our full human potential.
Curated by out of Order Magazine, Dorian Examines Nike’s 20-year visual journey of past apparel campaigns through the lens of resilience, determination, and strength. Based on these pillars of athletic achievement, the curated selection includes artists such as Thierry LeGoues, David Sims, Billy Kidd, and Nathaniel Goldberg who have captured Nike athletes such as Serena Williams, Ashton Eaton, Allyson Felix, Kevin Durant to name a few.
Nike is in a unique position to inspire with sport on a new scale. For this project, Nike taps into an emerging creative cast of individuals who are highly reliant within their own fields globally and within New York City. Each artist has their own creative projects that are at the heart of cultural conversations now. BY bringing these creatives together at this time, we’re driving new conversations around sport while owning our unique stance at the crossroads of sport and culture.