About VAG

Visual Arts 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!



26th Apr - 05th May, 2016
"Women in Bali" - A solo exhibition of photographs Bruna Rotunno. Curated by Sabiana Paoli

10th May - 13th May, 2016
Master Strokes - Group exhibition of paintings

14th May - 18th May, 2016
Dimensions Of Love - Solo painting exhibition by Aruna Tiwari

19th May - 26th May, 2016
Rising From The Dust - Hidden Tales From India’s 1947 Refugee Camps- The Partition Museum Project- an initiative of The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust 

27th May - 31st May, 2016
Design Premiere 2016 - An exhibition of multimedia, visuals and models by Department of Industrial Design, School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi



26th May - 30th May, 2016
Hope & Despair Solo painting exhibition - by Narendra Kumar



14th May, 2016
Writing on Photography - How might one approach the critical practice of writing about and evaluating photography? To what extent is this genre different from that of writing on sculpture, painting or the other visual or conceptual arts? Are there formative contributions by critics and practitioners that might assist in this process of writing about recent and contemporary photographic practice?
This day long, discursive and participative workshop will explore some of the issues, theories, approaches and terminology which might assist in an understanding of this area.
It will be led by Dr Grant Pooke FHEA, a respected art historian, educator and Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent, UK, who has extensive experience of writing and publishing on the contemporary visual arts.
This workshop is part of our India Habitat Centre Photosphere festival, one of the aims of which is to educate through the arts.
Date: Saturday, 14th May, 2016
Time: 11 am to 5:30 pm [with a half hour break for lunch]
Cost: Rs 500
To register please call the visual arts gallery at 43662024/25