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!

VISUAL ARTS GALLERY

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01st Dec - 31st Dec, 2016
Photosphere 2016: Panchtattvas - The Road Ahead Photosphere is the first Indian photo-festival with sustainable development as its theme. It features exhibitions of lens-based works created around the theme of sustainable development, focussing on Panchtattvas or the five elements. Four Photosphere 2016 awardees, their mentors, the artistic director of the festival and invited artists will be showcasing their works as IHC is transformed into an open air gallery. Artists: Shraddha Borawake, Monica Tiwari, Harikrishna Katragadda, KR Sunil, Dr Alka Pande, Bandeep Singh, Parthiv Shah, Aditya Arya, Prabir Purkayastha, Ashim Ghosh, Ursula Biemann

01st Dec - 07th Dec, 2016
Exhibition "Smart City" - A Solo painting exhibition by Mohan Singh Chhawri, Inaugurated by Sh. M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon'ble Minister of Urban Development

09th Dec - 31st Dec, 2016
Illume - light in its element by Ashim Ghosh. Multi-media installation celebrating ‘Light’ as the sixth element, and presenting creatively-engaging perspectives on issues of sustainable development

OPEN PALM COURT GALLERY

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01st Dec - 31st Dec, 2016
Deep Weather - by Ursula Biemann This video essay alludes to world ecology as an interconnected system in which the effect of heavy fossil fuel extractions made in the boreal woods of Northern Canada is experienced by Delta inhabitants in Bangladesh who struggle to protect themselves from rising sea levels.

EXPERIMENTAL ART GALLERY

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05th Dec, 2016
When Not To Photograph - by Prabir Purkayastha
Workshops & Master Classes from 10am-6pm. Fee Rs.1000 per Day

06th Dec - 07th Dec, 2016
Curating & Thinking about Photography in Exhibitions & Books - Workshop by Nathalie Herschdorfer
Workshops & Master Classes from 10am-6pm. Fee Rs.1000 per Day

08th Dec, 2016
Portfolio Review - Judges: Nathalie Herschdorfer, Prabir Purkayastha, Bandeep Singh, Aditya Arya & Parthiv Shah
Workshops & Master Classes from 10am-6pm. Fee Rs.1000 per Day

09th Dec, 2016
From the Click to the Digital - A History of Photography by Dr. Alka Pande
Workshops & Master Classes from 10am-6pm. Fee Rs.1000 per Day

10th Dec, 2016
Exhibiting Lens Based Work & Louise Lawler - The Critical Documentary Mode, Curator: Peter Nagy
Workshops & Master Classes from 10am-6pm. Fee Rs.1000 per Day

11th Dec, 2016
Creating a Body of Work: How to Approach a Photographic Project - by Bandeep Singh
Workshops & Master Classes from 10am-6pm. Fee Rs.1000 per Day

12th Dec, 2016
The Staging and Basic Elements of Fashion Photography - by Tarun Khiwal
Workshops & Master Classes from 10am-6pm. Fee Rs.1000 per Day

13th Dec, 2016
Interanimation of World and Image - by Shormishtha Panja
Workshops & Master Classes from 10am-6pm. Fee Rs.1000 per Day

14th Dec, 2016
Gaze - Ungaze: Street Photography - by Parthiv Shah
Workshops & Master Classes from 10am-6pm. Fee Rs.1000 per Day

15th Dec, 2016
Photo as Archive - by Aditya Arya
Workshops & Master Classes from 10am-6pm. Fee Rs.1000 per Day

16th Dec, 2016
Film Festival on Sustainability - Curated by Nitin Donde. Free Entry

18th Dec - 19th Dec, 2016
Film Festival on Sustainability - Curated by Nitin Donde. Free Entry

AMPHITHEATRE

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19th Dec, 2016
Climate Change: Do You Know How It Happened - by Sadiq Mohammed
6.30pm-7.30pm. Free Entry

20th Dec, 2016
The Creative Eye - Seeing a Photograph by Mahesh Nair
6.30pm-7.30pm. Free Entry

21st Dec, 2016
The Making of 17 Seen Unseen - by Kavita Singh Kale & Santosh Kale
6.30pm-7.30pm. Free Entry

22nd Dec, 2016
Tabab - by Ashim Ghosh
6.30pm-7.30pm. Free Entry