Arts of Finance: Progressive occupation

Asia’s economic development has inspired new genres of work that offer fresh perspectives on the region’s material success.

Arts of Finance: Progressive occupation

Throughout Asia, economies are waking up to the UN call for culture to be given top priority in the post-2015 global development agenda. Hong Kong, for one, hopes to derive fresh economic benefits as an arts hub, buoyed by the success of Art Basel on May 15-18.

But the connection between artistic progress and economic development goes well beyond the economic data as artists are transformed by society’s material wellbeing to produce works that reflect...

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