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 Nov - 06th Nov, 2017
The Nandibull - A solo sculpture exhibition by Priya Jhangu

07th Nov - 11th Nov, 2017
Aham Brahmasmi - A tribute to the Infinite Soul A solo photography exhibition by Sharat Sharma

12th Nov - 14th Nov, 2017
100,000 Annual Art Loot - branded signature annual show - 8th Edition

17th Nov - 21st Nov, 2017
Spectrum - A solo sculpture exhibition by Arzan Khambatta

22nd Nov - 26th Nov, 2017
Journey of Transformation - A ceramic group exhibition by Good Earth, Yukuhara Furuno - Japan, Jane Jermyn - Ireland, Robert Laware - USA, Mirta Morigi - Italy, Hanibal Salvaro -Estonia, Rekha Bajpe Aggarwal, Shama Maira, Shweta Mansinghka, Kristine Michael, Adi Writer -India.

27th Nov - 30th Nov, 2017
Eternal Journey - A group exhibition by Mridul Chakraborty, Kashinath Bose, Niloy Sarkar

OPEN PALM COURT GALLERY

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01st Nov - 07th Nov, 2017
Interpretation of Memories - A solo painting exhibition by Sumita Maity

15th Nov - 19th Nov, 2017
Heaven on Earth (Murals from God’s Own Country) - A solo painting exhibition by Bhavani Raghunandan

20th Nov - 24th Nov, 2017
Beyond The Mind - A group painting exhibition by S A Jafar, Rajib Sikdar, Sukanta Halder, Prof. Kumkum Mathur, Nabin Das, Prof. S P Verma, Raju Ram 'Ratan', Dr. Jayant Shankarrao Pansare, Jyoti Saini Siddiqui, Dr. Paromita Mukerjee

25th Nov - 30th Nov, 2017
Insight 14 - Eco Wood Design - An exhibition of eco -friendly furniture made out of reclaimed pallet wood by Insight 14

EXPERIMENTAL ART GALLERY

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18th Nov - 19th Nov, 2017
Exhibition - November 18 & 19 at the Experimental Arts Gallery. A fascinating exhibition through the book Victor Halfwit, a unique and collectible artist’s book combining the darkly comic voice and vision of Thomas Bernhard with the lush and beautiful collages of Indian designer Sunandini Banerjee. Collab. Seagull Books.
Timings: 10:00am - 7:00pm

AMPHITHEATRE

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01st Nov, 2017
TALK & MUSIC - 16th Annual Arts Evening presented by the Visual Arts Gallery. Release of Panchtattvas: The Road Ahead by Kiran Karnik, President IHC, Visual Arts Journal Land Art by Pramod Bhasin, Founder, Genpact & Chairman, Clix Capital, Garden Planner: A Horticulturalist Delight by H.E. Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, & Unveiling of Aravalliscapes (curated by Aditya Arya), by Shri C.K. Mishra, Ministry of Environment and Forest. An Evening of Music by Sahil Vasudeva and trio.

02nd Nov, 2017
TALK - Housing Policies: Affordable Homes 10th Edition of Habitainment quiz of India Habitat Centre in collaboration with National Housing Bank