Vodka brand Absolut is collaborating with the artist Nadim Abbas on its latest art bar installation titled “Apocalypse Postponed,” which will be open during the Art Basel show in Hong Kong.
Set in a post-apocalyptic environment, featuring custom sandbag enclosures and a blood bar, “Apocalypse Postponed” will draw inspiration from everything from cult science fiction films including “A Clockwork Orange” and “Dune” to 20th century defensive plans and fortifications such as the Swiss National Redoubt and WWII bunker ruins scattered around Hong Kong.
Abbas has also developed a series of limited edition thematic cocktails by working alongside a mixologist, inspired by technologies developed to provide nutritional supplements in specified conditions such as space travel and during wartime rationing. These include the use of effervescent tablets in ‘Ca+’, and ‘2666: A Space Cocktail’, a fresh beetroot cocktail served in a blood bag.
The installation will feature a changing nightly program of live music, DJ sets, screenings and choreographed performances.
“Apocalypse Postponed” by Nadim Abbas for Absolut, 17/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 & 29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong