Living for Art

Singapore | 2019 | 61 min
English | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Sookoon Ang
Editing: Sookoon Ang, See Martyn
Music: Ng Joe
Director: Sookoon Ang


Canadian Premiere

Herself a visual artist, director Sookoon Ang is interested in what happens behind the scenes in artists’ lives and the sacrifices that some choose to make to experience their art. Speaking freely and truthfully, the artists interviewed frankly discuss the financial considerations linked to art, the periods of poverty that they have undergone, and the role of the artist in society. These captivating encounters take us from New York to Japan, via Berlin and Amsterdam.


Sookoon Ang

Sookoon Ang is an artist based in Singapore and Paris. She holds a degree in sculpture from the School of Visual Arts, New York and has participated in residencies at the Rijksakademie and ISCP, New York, among others. Recent exhibitions include KARST, Plymouth, UK; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Art Basel Hong Kong; Singapore Biennale. Her film and video work has been screened in major international film festivals such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam and International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen

View the trailer

Screenings playing this movie

Cinéma du Musée, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
Screening # 10
Presented by Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal
Art in the Twenty-First Century: Johannesburg
FIFA Official selection

Art in the Twenty-First Century: Johannesburg

United States | 57 min | 2018

English, Xhosa, Zulu

Living for Art
FIFA Official selection

Living for Art

Singapore | 61 min | 2019

English | Subtitles in English