Of all the projects I have worked on, The New Journey to the West might well be the most emblematic of my identity as "Ma, the in-between". The project, conceived for the 1993 French Festival in Singapore, aimed at re-actualising the original artistic link between the two countries. In the first half of the 20th century, the first generation of Singaporean artist had gone to Paris to study. Drawing a parallel with the classic Chinese tale 'Journey to the West', in which a Chinese Buddhist monk travels to India in search of the original scriptures, I asked four Singaporean artists to embark on a six weeks tour of France with me as a guide and bring back an exhibition of their vision of the country.
Left - Right Vincent Leow, Koh Nguang How, Han Sai Por, Chandra Sekeran, Gilles Massot