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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18th Feb - 18th Mar, 2019
A photography exhibition by the 4 mentors of Photosphere - Aditya Arya, Bandeep Singh, Parthiv Shah and Prabir Purkayastha

01st Mar - 18th Mar, 2019
Bhu/Earth - An exhibition by Habitat Photosphere 2019 Mentors - Aditya Arya, Bandeep Singh, Prabir Purkayastha & Parthiv Shah.

28th Mar - 06th Apr, 2019
No Number No Name - a solo painting exhibition by Kavita Issar Batra.

OPEN PALM COURT GALLERY

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18th Feb - 18th Mar, 2019
A ceramic installation on pebbles - by ceramic artist Ruby Jhunjhunwala promoting the theme of cultural inclusivity at Photosphere

01st Mar - 18th Mar, 2019
As a pebble surrenders, I accept - an exhibition of ceramic pebbles by Ruby Jhunjhunwala. A Habitat Photosphere initiative.

22nd Mar - 31st Mar, 2019
Reflections - Le Corbusier & Aalto by Jari Jetsonen. A group photography exhibition by Finland Embassy.

EXPERIMENTAL ART GALLERY

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18th Feb - 18th Mar, 2019
A photography exhibition on "History of the Built World" - by John Gollings with the Australian High part of Photosphere Beinalle

01st Mar - 18th Mar, 2019
History of the Built World - A travelling Photography exhibition by John Gollings.

AMPHITHEATRE

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22nd Feb - 03rd Mar, 2019
Collegiate Theatre festival - Launch of habitat “photosphere” Biennale. Timing: 7:00 pm

TALK- AMPHITHEATRE

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07th Mar, 2019
TALK - Photo- document of Spiti by Himanshu Khagta. The talk explores the documentation of lost traditions and cultural heritage of the trans – Himalayan valley of Spiti and villages around Shimla that are being swallowed up by rapid urbanization.

14th Mar, 2019
TALK - Kalamezhuthu by Gargi Seth.The talk explores man’s dilemma and struggle to remain a delicate local culture amidst the unrelenting wave of a gross mass culture through the context of Kalamezhuthu.