The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

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

Synopsis

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.

Directors

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