• 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!

VISUAL ARTS GALLERY

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02nd - 07th November, 2014
Here & Now A retrospective of Sudhir Tailang's cartoons in Ink & Pen on paper

10th - 23rd November, 2014
Israeli Pop Art Group show of Metal Wall Sculptures, Car Paint on Metal Paintings, Mixed Media on Canvas, Wood Cut by David Gerstein, Calman Shemi, Uri Dushy, Dganit Blechner, Yuval Mahler

25th - 30th November, 2014
International Ceramic Conclave Delhi 2014 An exhibition of Ceramics of 24 international artists from Europe, Asia & America brought together by Delhi Blue Pottery Trust

OPEN PALM COURT GALLERY

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02nd - 06th November, 2014
Dreams To Reality Solo exhibition of paintings in Acrylic & Mixed media on canvas by Nirmala Pillai

07th - 08th November, 2014

Delhi International Arts Festival 2014 - Painting exhibition of tribal art Aadichitra (TRIFED)- including Palm Leaf/Patchitra & Saura from Orissa, Pithora from Gujarat, Warli from Maharashtra, Muria from Chattisgarh, Thanka from Sikkim, Gond from Madhya Pradesh & Dhokta art sculptures



09th - 10th November, 2014
Ancient Lines, Current Times Group show of Madhubani Paintings on Cloth & Paper by Dr.Rani Jha, Usha Jha, Sonam Jha, ShravanPaswan

11th - 16th November, 2014
Fired Earth Group exhibition of Studio Pottery by Anju Kalsi, Mamta Singhania, Sandhya Agrawal, Soni Dave, Sheila Hashmi Grewal, Usha Chaddha, Seema Kalra, Anita Parekh, Jaya Singh

18th - 20th November, 2014
Tabula Rasa… For A New Beginning Solo exhibition of paintings in Mixed Media by Shivani Pandey

21st - 23rd November, 2014
Motely Bazaar Group exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures & Photography

26th - 30th November, 2014

Faith & Fantasy Group exhibition of Metal Sculpture & Paintings in Acrylic, Oil, Watercolour, Mix - medium by Sankar Sarkar, Biplab Dutta, Sutapa Dutta, Bablu Pal, Subhasish Banarjee, Urnav, Prabrito Pal, Kishor Sharma

LOBBIES

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01st - 30th November, 2014
Peacock - The National Bird An exhibition of selected Paintings and Drawing from the 3rd All India Art Competition for School Children Lobbies- 5A, 4A,4B & 6A

EXPERIMENTAL ART GALLERY

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10th - 13th November, 2014
Between The Web And The Loom A collaboration between choreographer Claire Pençak and internationally renowned tapestry artist Joan Baxteriv showcasing three textile pieces with a dance film projected into it.

14th - 16th November, 2014
The Quest Solo Oil Painting exhibition by Harshali Singh