October 14, 2010

Tim Barber / Nike Bowery Stadium

Burning Bridges
Tim Barber
Nike Bowery Stadium, NYC


Now that I’ve been to the Nike Bowery Stadium and having described the night to a bunch of different people I’ve found myself on the dumb end of the question: What exactly is the Nike Bowery Stadium? I say “dumb end” because I actually haven’t been able to answer. So like any smart guy would do, I looked them up online and checked the “about” link … here’s how Nike (I presume) calls it:


Nike Stadiums are new multi-purpose destinations in Berlin, London, Milan, New York, Paris and Tokyo. Stages for inspired performers, labs for innovative expressions, spaces where stories are told and others are written.

We are always open, always on.


I don’t know if “always open” translates into 24 hours … but there’s still a good bit of “Huh?” in there for me. For instance, they don’t mention anywhere that you’ll find a retail component to the whole thing and yet, there I was, purchasing a a pair of these:



Anyway, the real reason we were there was to revel in the fantastic display of b+w images shot by Tim Barber called Burning Bridges (again, don’t ask) … the important thing is, the work looks great!

Barber (left)


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