Apocalypse Postponed: Absolut Art Bar by Nadim Abbas

Absolut and Hong Kong based artist Nadim Abbas join to create a new ambitious art bar installation in Wan Chai, Hong Kong during this year’s edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong.
Set in a post-apocalyptic bunker-like environment, Apocalypse Postponed will be Abbas’s literal and conceptual construction of a ‘save haven’ and will draw inspiration from a range of sources, from cult science fiction films including ‘A Clockwork Orange’, ‘Dune’ and ‘Alien’ to 20th century defensive plans and fortifications such as the Swiss National Redoubt and Altlantic Wall.

Abbas’s practice explores technologies of perception, often drawing thematic inspiration from literature, psychology and science to create immersive and multi-sensory environments. Apocalypse Postponed will be a continuation of Annas’s enquiry into the hidden violence that permeates quotidian elements of urban living.

The installation will feature a changing nightly program of live music, DJ sets, screenings and theatrical performances, all curated by the artist. A series of limited edition cocktails designed by the artist and inspired by the themes of Apocalypse Postponed will also be served.

  • Artists:
    Nadim Abbas
  • Open:
    Thursday, 15 May 2014
  • Close:
    Sunday, 18 May 2014
  • Address:
    1 Tang Lung street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
  • Web:
  • Photo credits:
    1 Afternoon in Utopia, 2012, Courtesy of Nadim Abbas, Mixed media installation (sand, concrete, pigment prints, painted wall text, red tinted lighting)Dimensions variable (sandscape coverage approx. 46 sq/m); 2 Portrait of Nadim Abbas, Photo Roberto Chamorro, Courtesy of the Artist; 3 Marine Lover: A Hermatypic Romance, Courtesy of Nadim Abbas, Mixed media (Polyresin coral casts, fluorescent black lights, plywood, door frames, mirror) 300(h) x 100(w) x 1800(d) cm, 2011

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