• 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 - 06th December, 2014
The Light Solo painting exhibition of geometrical and architectural forms, oils on canvas, painted wood murals & enamel on board by Rakesh Bal

08th - 10th December, 2014
Romance With Nature Solo show of acrylic on canvas paintings by Surya Prakash

12th - 18th December, 2014
Prashanti Solo painting exhibition of water wash on paper by Pushpa Bagrodia

20th - 26th December, 2014
Pathfinders Group exhibition of photographs

OPEN PALM COURT GALLERY

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02nd - 06th December, 2014
Divine Goddess Solo exhibition of acrylic on canvas by Ritu Gupta

08th - 12th December, 2014
Duo exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Gaurav Chawla & Ruchi Chawla

14th - 18th December, 2014
Confluence: East Meets West An exhibition of mixed media on canvas by Kishore Roy & Deepa Vedpathak

20th - 22nd December, 2014
Art In Soul Group exhibition of acrylic and oil on canvas by Anita Tanwar, Balbir Kishan, Bandana Kumari, Bhuwal Prasad, Bijeder Sharma, H.R Das, Hifzul Sheikh, M.F Hussain, Ranjeet Singh, Rohit Sharma, Seema Sharma Shah, Uma Shankar Shah, Sudhir Meher, Trilok Chand, Ranjan Mallik

23rd - 27th December, 2014
Sparsh Group exhibition of oil/acrylic and mixed media in paintings, sculptures and photographs by Sanjay Soni, Sushmita Chowbey, Gursewak Singh, Apu Debnath, Ram Onkaar, Sujjan Babchi, Atul Bounty Narula, Vijay

28th - 31st December, 2014
Group show of oil/acrylic and mixed media in paintings, sculptures and photographs by Rajender Kumar, Beena, Renu Dhiman, Deepali Ladwal

EXPERIMENTAL ART GALLERY

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27th - 28th December, 2014
Lost In Nature Solo oil paintings exhibition by Shambhavi Chadha