• A photograph is secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
    - Diane Arbus
  • Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.
    – Pablo Picasso
  • Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.
    – Salvador Dali

About VAG

Visual Art Gallery of the India Habitat Centre has come a long way since its inception in the July 2000. The India Habitat Centre has established itself as a locus, a platform for cultural activity, where there is an opportunity to display creative talent or witness excellence on display. The Visual Arts Gallery has been a hub of uninterrupted art activity spanning different genres, and crossing many a boundaries. From the visual art to seminars, and now traversing the path of the digital world, the Visual Arts Gallery has a finger on the pulse of contemporary art trends leading to a sharing and union of energies and ideas. The Gallery works in a multi-dimensional manner. From showcasing two-dimensional works to three-dimensional works, we are trying to bring the best of art traditions both nationally and internationally. There is also an interface between what is termed 'high art' to popular art traditions, very much in keeping with the philosophy and vision of the India Habitat Centre.

In the last fourteen years, as perhaps the largest non-profit centre in the country, we have been supporting art, crafts, material culture, emerging talent, and also the medium of photography. The immediacy of the medium of photography forms an inherent trajectory of the visual arts. Photography is now a serious art practice and we have hosted works by some of the well-known photographers of the country, namely Amit Pasricha, Amit Mehra, Prabir Purkayastha, among others. Their photo exhibits indeed herald the coming age of photography, and speak of the new levels to which photography is being taken.

Exhibition Calendar for this Month!



01st - 03rd May, 2015

Contemporary Expressions From Nepal - A multi-media group exhibition by Birendra Pratap Singh, Uma  Shankar Shah, Seema Sharma, Hitman Gurung, Yudhishtra Maharhjan, Sujan Chitrakar, Jivan Suwal, Sumudra Man Shrestha

06th - 10th May, 2015

Red, White & Blue Solo photography exhibition by Sharad Haksar

15th - 31st May, 2015

'3 x 4 Exploring metaspace platforms for inclusive future cities' - An interactive telepresent public video installation designed for site-specific user interaction between audiences in Delhi and London, for the Southbank Centre Alchemy Festival. By Paul Sermon, Claire McAndrew and Swati Janu Website: http://3x4m.org

(except 26th and 27th May)



21st - 24th May, 2015

Eternal Beauty In Master Strokes - Group exhibition of acrylic on canvas paintings by Madhusudan Das, VS Rahi, Dr.Sabita Nag, Ashoke Ganguly, Sarbani Ganguli, Meghna Ahuja

29th - 01st June, 2015

Portraits Talk Solo photography exhibition by Aman Chotani