T & T

Chatterjee & Lal

It’s all in the packaging, say the marketing gurus. Delhi-based Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra, at least, are not likely to disagree. Their second solo show in Mumbai, “New Improved Bosedk,” consisted of a large painting and several installations. The collaborative duo (better known as T & T) transformed Chatterjee & Lal into what resembled a luxury department store. The floor was carpeted with hot pink vinyl, and gleaming glass cabinets were stacked with plastic bottles brimming with gorgeously colored liquids.

T & T started their careers as graphic and product designers. Their signature brand, Bosedk Designs—a hilarious name because bosedk is an especially obscene term of abuse in Punjabi, meaning “up the ass”—popped up all over this display: The flowery script of the logo was printed onto stickers, boxes, and bottles, offering critiques of the glamour ostensibly served up for

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