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!



02nd Feb - 14th Feb, 2024
Roots - Art from the Tribal Heartland of India - A ground-breaking exhibition of tribal art from Central India presented by Mitch Crites.

17th Feb - 22nd Feb, 2024
Coexistence: prints by Shyam Sharma - A solo prints exhibition presented by Takshila Education Society.

28th Feb - 11th Mar, 2024
Fantastic Realities and Beyond: 30th Anniversary Show - CIMA Art Gallery presents a group painting exhibition by various artists Reshmi Bagchi Sarkar, Sumitro Basak, Veena Bhargava, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Ankan Bandyopadhyay, Arun Bose, Shobha Broota, Suman Chandra, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Sudhakar Chippa, Anwar Chitrakar, Swarna Chitrakar, Jogen Chowdhury, Jatin Das, Dharmanarayan Dasgupta, Beatrice De Fays, Jaya Ganguly, Laxma Goud, Soham Gupta, Mandakini Joshi, Jitish Kalat, Sanat Kar, Ina Kaur, Bhupen Khakkar, K Khosa, Prabhakar Kolte, Ram Kumar, Paresh Maity, Rajasthani Miniature, Rm.Palaniappan, Prashant Patil, Sudhir Patwardhan, Goutam Pramanick, Ganesh Pyne, Satyajit Ray, Buku Sarkar, Kingshuk Sarkar, Kusumlata Sharma, Arpita Singh, K.G.Subramanyan, Anupam Sud, Swapnesh Vaigankar, Akhilesh Varma, Gouri Vemula and others



05th Feb - 08th Feb, 2024
Krishna - The Unblemished One A solo painting exhibition by Manjari Narayan.

11th Feb - 14th Feb, 2024
Ashtakala - A group painting exhibition.

20th Feb - 23rd Feb, 2024
Age no Bar VII - A group painting exhibition.

25th Feb - 28th Feb, 2024
de volta à vida - back to life - A solo painting exhibition by Hazel Kamath.



01st Feb, 2024
TOI - Art of India - III edition - Workshops & interactive sessions.

02nd Feb, 2024
TOI - Art of India - III edition - Workshops & interactive sessions.

03rd Feb, 2024
POP Festival on Climate Action - Talk & interactive sessions.

04th Feb, 2024
TOI - Art of India - III edition - Workshops & interactive sessions.

16th Feb - 26th Feb, 2024
20th Ishara International Puppet Theatre Festival - Wings And Roots (France/ English/ 45 mins). Dir. Sylvie Osman. Stefan Zweig's timeless story 'The Legend of the Third Dove' comes to life in this moving puppetry production. Noah sent three doves from his Ark in the middle of the great flood. The first came back with nothing, showing the earth was still flooded. The second returned with an olive branch, a sign that life was beginning again. The third dove never returns & we follow her journey over the renewed earth. The magical show will engage the imagination of the young & old alike, while teaching one the importance of humanity. Tickets at Rs.499 available from Jan 27 on www.zoonga.com.
Timings: 07:30 pm



02nd Feb - 04th Feb, 2024
POP Festival Art Exhibition on Climate Action - A group exhibition of paintings related to Climate Change and Action.

07th Feb - 24th Feb, 2024
Planet & People - A photography exhibition of AFD Group in India.
A series of photographs presenting the impacts of projects financed by the AFD Group in India during the last 15 years. Concrete solutions in favour of Sustainable Development Goals.

07th Feb - 07th Mar, 2024
BUONE NUOVE (GOOD NEWS)- Women Changing Architecture A group photography exhibition of Women changing Architecture presented by the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre.