There Is a Hidden Bar Called Hidden Bar at Art Basel
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There Is a Hidden Bar Called Hidden Bar at Art Basel

Hidden Bar, with clock piece by Mia Sanchez. ALL PHOTOS: ANDREW RUSSETH/ARTNEWS For Swiss artist Hannah Weinberger, this year’s Art Basel has been all about secrecy. In the Parcours sector of the fair, in the city’s Old Town, Weinberger has installed speakers beneath a number of sewer grates in the street that play bewitching compositions she created, and over in the convention center, she worked with friends to create a hidden bar at the invitation of Art Basel’s head honcho, Marc Spiegler. Naturally, it is called Hidden Bar. The bar, which isn’t advertised on maps or through signage, has everything one might want while visiting a fair. There are cocktails—Negronis, Bloody Marys—and there are snacks—hummus, gazpacho, cake. There are also brews courtesy of the local outfit Ueli, whose mascot is a beer-proffering jester. Vases by Claudia and Julia Müller. And there is also a bevy of artworks, which Weinberger and her network of collaborators have placed around the area. “It’s always changing because a few things are disappearing,” Weinberger, who is based in Basel, told me, surveying the scene early on Friday afternoon as a few groups of people sipped coffees. “Some works got sold, and [buyers] took them […]

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