• 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 - 06th July, 2015
LIFE At Its BEST - Group show of Acrylic/Oil on canvas, Watercolor/drawing on Paper, Mix media, Sculpture- Bronze, fiber, mix media by Aman Sagar, Binay Kumar, Gouri Shankar Mukherjee, Devyani Kapoor, Konika Kakar, Kamal Sharma, Narottam Patel, Radha Dhaka, Shradha Bhatia, Sonia Sareen, Sanjeev Kumar Sinha, Sourabh Mazumdar & Pankaj Nigam

10th - 13th July, 2015
Solo show - of paintings by Amit Kumar Jain

15th - 19th July, 2015
Sakti - Women Of Substance Group show of paintings by Madhuker Soma, Swapna Madhuker, Hemi Bawa, Sunaina Bhalla, Prerna Jain, Gayatri Manchanda & Meeta Rampal

20th - 24th July, 2015
Parikrama Group exhibition - of painting, sculpture & photographs

25th - 30th July, 2015
Backgrounds A solo - exhibition of paintings & sculptures by Ankur Rana



07th - 09th July, 2015

PRATIDHAVNI Solo exhibition - of oil paintings by Suman S Khare

10th - 13th July, 2015

“Hello” – A Simple Hello Is All You Need Solo exhibition of graphic & mix media paintings by Satabdi Jena

14th - 20th July, 2015
Hope & Despair - Solo exhibition of paintings by Narendra Kumar

21st - 24th July, 2015
Multiple Horizons Solo exhibition - of acrylic and water colour on canvas and paper paintings by Mahendra Agarwal

24th - 26th July, 2015
Wunderkind A solo - exhibition of paintings by Aarav Verma