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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02nd Nov - 10th Nov, 2022
Colours Of Freedom - art from Independent India. Cima Art Gallery presents a group exhibition of painting by various renowned artists - Manjit Bawa, Ram Kumar, Paramjit Singh, Arpita Singh, Manu Parekh, Ganesh Pyne, Jogen Chowdhury, K.G.Subramanyan, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Lalu Prasad Shaw, S.H.Raza, Somnath Hore, Nalini Malani, Madhvi Parekh, T.Vaikuntam, Jyoti Bhatt, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Kingshuk Sarkar, Jaya Ganguly, Yusuf and others from across India.

12th Nov - 25th Nov, 2022
Infinite Light - Art Alive Gallery presents a solo exhibition of painting and sculptures by Paresh Maity.

26th Nov - 30th Nov, 2022
Illusion of Time - Allure Art & Events presents a solo painting exhibition by artist Vijender Sharma. 

OPEN PALM COURT GALLERY

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02nd Nov - 05th Nov, 2022
Just People. Exhibition by amateur expat artists - Russian cultural club “Atlas” presents a group exhibition of paintings (various styles), photo, embroidery, resin crafts, handmade jewelry, Russian lace, etc. by Russian artists - Tatiana Gupta, Polivenko Alina, Ekaterina Semenushkova, Valeria Bihan, Liza Dwivedi, Igor Shishkin, Indira Perova, Natalia Verma, Natalia Smirnova, Marina Dudina and others. 

10th Nov - 12th Nov, 2022
Possibilities - A solo exhibition of Black & White fine art photographs by Dev Banerjee.

14th Nov - 16th Nov, 2022
2022 Village Square Photo Competition & Exhibition: Downtime in Rural India - A Photography exhibition. A digital outlet that features the stories and insights of rural India - we want to redefine the way urban India sees rural India.

17th Nov - 23rd Nov, 2022
Reflection of Tribes - OPS Art Gallery presents a group exhibition of tribal art.
Bhil Painting- Buri Bai, Sharma Baria, Shanta Bhuria.
Gond Painting- Japani Shyam, Mayank Shyam, Venkat Raman Shyam, Manoj Tekam, Vijay Ukey, Reshma Shyam, Rahul Shyam, Rajendra Kumar Shyam, Narmada Prasad.
Kalighat Painting- Piku Chitrakar, Kalamkari Painting, Innakollu Geetha, Madhubani Painting- Chandra Kala Devi, Manisha Jha.
Phad Painting- Kalyan Joshi, D Pavan, Rathwa Painting, Paresh Rathwa.
Sanjhi Painting- Mohan Kumar Verma, Hazaribag, Putli Ganju.
Sculpture- Ram Kumar Shyam.
Warli- Anil Chaitya Vangad, Baluladkiyadumada, Aruma Arvind.

24th Nov - 30th Nov, 2022
Antarman - Explore The Inner Dimensions! - A solo painting exhibition by Shruti Goenka. 

ATRIUM

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13th Oct - 06th Nov, 2022
In Search Of An Oasis - Embassy of Switzerland in India and Bhutan and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, in partnership with the Visual Arts Gallery presents an exhibition of photographs. A tender petal of a dying rose, a tuft of avian plumage pulled apart in a mating ritual, an empty packet of crisps adorned in red, white, and blue all blow in the same breeze. Each of them carried along, seeking suitable refuge to lay down and decompose. All of our bodies age at distinct speeds, yet none can escape from this cycle of decomposition. But for some of us, we possess a tremendous ability: the agency to modify the conditions in which we rest. To take from the words of Algerian-French agroecologist Pierre Rabhi ‘ it is through sustainable cooperation that we have the capability to imagine and create an oasis, even in the most hostile conditions’. 10 photographers across the breadth of India were commissioned to capture the plurality of interventions being taken against the onslaught of climate change. 

11th Nov - 25th Nov, 2022
Infinite Light - Art Alive Gallery presents a solo painting and sculpture exhibition by Paresh Maity. The elaborate visual language of Paresh Maity traverses through the various emotions and experiences the artist has garnered over the years, right from the spiritual Ghats of Benaras to the tranquil lagoons of Venice, the colours of the Indian landscape to the grandeur and celebration of Indian festivals, Maity has explored it all through his vivid artworks spread across various mediums.The artist has also largely experimented with the idea of abstraction through his recent works continuing to expand the boundaries of his artistic practice and explore the beauty in the banality of everyday life. His artistic journey that stemmed from frequent travel, exploring spirituality and being rooted in Indian aesthetics, has led to a unique oeuvre that will be explored through the show, Infinite Light.

27th Nov - 29th Nov, 2022
Ceramics Fest Delhi 2022 - by Delhi Blue Pottery Trust.
Hand- made ceramics, though very popular, are slowly but surely being nudged out. Competition from imported, cheaper, more vibrant commercial pottery, available all over the city is largely responsible for this. At present there is a definite shift towards sculptural ceramics, which in itself provides a whole range of exciting possibilities. To promote these various aspects, the Trust has been organizing the Ceramics fest on a very large scale. This year will see the participation of 80 ceramic artists from all over India.
The Delhi Blue Pottery Trust was founded in 1991 by the legendary Sardar Gurcharan Singh, known as the father of the studio pottery movement in India. Set up for the promotion of pottery, the Trust has, since then, worked tirelessly to realise his vision, by bringing ceramic art to the forefront of modern art. The Ceramics Fest is an integral part of this effort.