Art at Sibos 2014 Boston
The Banker’s Briefcase
For its 2014 debut, Art at Sibos appeared in the popular format of an art gallery.
The pop-up Sibos Gallery showcased nine pieces of installation art, each one representing a different industry topic under the overarching theme: The Banker’s Briefcase – a take on the issues, ideas and items that bankers haul around, both physically and mentally.
Artists for Humanity
Sibos partnered with Artists for Humanity (AFH), who developed and designed the concepts.
Founded in 1991, AFH’s mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing under-resourced youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts.
Each work of art started as the exact same briefcase. The AFH painting, graphic design, and sculpture/3-D design studio teams then interpreted the nine topics and turned the briefcases into stunning artworks. Each piece sat on an open-sided plinth that allowed delegates to interact with the art, walk around it, and even touch it.
The young artists were present to discuss how they interpreted the topics, which included cyber-security, compliance and regulation, virtual money, technological evolution, geographical shifts, gender diversity, financial inclusion, the controversial issue of Occupy Wall Street, and the more easily digestible Business Lunch.