Book Recommendations by: Liu Liling

Book Recommendations by: Liu Liling

Hello, Liling! Can you recommend us some books?

1. Pig 05049, Christien Meindertsma

I was first drawn to this because of the plug on the book’s spine. It is a very informative compilation of consumables and oddities (sandpaper, bone china figurines...) made from a pig's body parts.


2. Smoke Bubbles 1 – 58, Steve Carr

I have not yet read this but would like to, are there any accompanying words? I do think having little to no narrative opens up the possibility of seeing and experiencing the sensorial nuance afforded by images. 



What is your most treasured book?

Cosmos, 3rd Korean Edition, 1981, Sulki and Min

This was a gift and is my first image-based book.
I still don’t understand what I’m looking at whenever I go through it, I think of Cosmos as a registration of pure colours and tone across 480 pages that surprises me every time I return to it. Twice a year I would flip through and discover a different set of pages that would stand out, and for this reason, it is very beautiful. 


What are you currently reading?

A Book of Encounters by Robert Owen, purchased from the Singapore Art Book Fair this year!


Thank you, Liling!

Liu Liling (b. 1993, Singapore) works across painting and photography in the making of her images. Through her process-oriented practice, Liu is interested in exploring ideas of duration present in a static form, employing methods of erasure, layering, and repetition as approaches to the picture plane. She graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore in 2019 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts (Hons). Recent exhibitions include Something Similar (2021) at starch, and Haze (2021) at I_S_L_A_N_D_S, Excelsior Shopping Centre, Singapore. Liu Liling lives and works in Singapore.