Opening - Thukral & Tagra @ UCCA, Beijing

Indian artistic duo Thukral & Tagra have opened an exhibition at the UCCA Middle Room in Beijing. Match Fixed is a wickedly playful exhibition about social hypocrisy, sexual double standards and the clash of culture, tradition and global aspiration in modern-day India. It satirizes marriage practices in India’s northern state of Punjab, where many young men immigrate abroad to realize their career ambitions, and yet are pressured by their families into arranged matches and sham weddings with nice “suitable” local girls. All too often, the fantasy wedding and honeymoon scenario is followed by an absentee husband who, having enjoyed his holiday and pocketed the dowry, returns to an overseas job