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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31st Jan - 11th Feb, 2018
India’s French Connection, Indian Artists in France - Delhi Art Gallery presents a Group painting exhibition by various artists. Log on to www.indiahabitat.org for details of participating artists

31st Jan - 02nd Feb, 2018
प्रतिबिम्ब - An USTTAD PROJECT. An exhibition of Handicrafts and Handloom. A Joint Initiative of NIFT and MOMA

11th Feb - 13th Feb, 2018
The Book of Arts - An Indo-French initiative by curator and art expert Dr. Alka Pande and publisher Mr. Marc Parent in the framework of Bonjour India. It aims at being the annual meeting time and place for publishers, art curators, educationists and experts in Art history. Conducted over three days, it will connect the readership, including the younger audiences, with the future of art book publishing, along with all the digital innovations and the revolution happening in the framework of art itself.
Sunday, Feb 11
3-5pm, Amphitheatre: Inauguration talk by Dr. Pande and Pr. de Chassey 5-6.30, Amphitheatre: Launch of “Dance of Siva” by Katia Legeret (session curated by Niyogi Books)
Monday, Feb 12
3pm to 6pm - Experimental Art Gallery Professional Round table: Alka Pande, Eric de Chassey, Priya Kapoor, (Roli Books) Bipin Shah, (Mapin Publishing) Jürgen Boos (Frankfurt Book Fair) Priyanka Malhotra, (Full Circle) Kishore Singh, (Delhi Art Gallery) Marc Parent, & Sanjoy Roy ( Teamwork Arts )
6.30 pm to 8 pm – Amphitheatre : Book Launch of : The Printress of Mugal Garden"by Bishwadeep Moitra. ( Mapin Publishing)
Tuesday, Feb 13
Experimental Art Gallery: 11am to 1pm : workshop with Smit Das : Revisiting Modern Art In India
Experimental Art Gallery: 3.30pm to 5.30pm : Workshop for the with Bulbul Sharma: Making little Book
Amphitheatre : 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm : Debashis Mukhopadyay on " Significance & Aesthetics of Satyajit Ray's Book Covers" A collateral Event of Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize.

12th Feb - 18th Feb, 2018
Crafting Design for Living Spaces - Delhi Craft Council presents a group exhibition of crafts by various artisans & designers

19th Feb - 21st Feb, 2018
Rockscapes - A solo painting exhibition by artist Vinod Sharma

20th Feb, 2018
16th ISHARA INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FESTIVAL 2018 - Show: The Magic Lantern, Paper Monkey Theatre (Singapore). Duration : 45 minutes

21st Feb, 2018
16th ISHARA INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FESTIVAL 2018 - Show: Hanging by A Thread, Theatre: Di Filippo Marionette (Italy). Duration: 40min

22nd Feb - 23rd Feb, 2018
The Annual Show of Indian Art – 2018 -Secure Giving presents a group painting and sculpture exhibition by around 35 artists. Log on to www.indiahabitat.org for details of participating artists

22nd Feb, 2018
16th ISHARA INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FESTIVAL 2018 - Show: Me & Baba, Theatre: Moving Sutra Arts (Delhi, India ). Duration: 43min

23rd Feb, 2018
16th ISHARA INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FESTIVAL 2018 - Show: Dust Circus, Theatre: Caio Stolai (Brazil). Duration: 50min

24th Feb - 28th Feb, 2018
Virgin Lavender - Solo paintings, photography and art installations. An Exhibition by Suchismita Sahoo

24th Feb, 2018
16th ISHARA INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FESTIVAL 2018 - Show: A Button in My Head, Theatre: Arriba Las Hu! Manos (Argentina/Chile). Duration: 50min

25th Feb, 2018
16th ISHARA INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FESTIVAL 2018 - Show: The Miracle of the Thai Puppet, Theatre: Hunchanonforn Puppet Group (Thailand). Duration: 40min

26th Feb, 2018
16th ISHARA INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FESTIVAL 2018 - Show: Meeting, Theatre: National Center Of Puppet Art Tunisia (Tunisia). Duration: 40min

27th Feb, 2018
16th ISHARA INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FESTIVAL 2018 - Show: Where Has My Nani Gone?, Theatre: The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust (Delhi, India). Duration: 45min

OPEN PALM COURT GALLERY

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29th Jan - 09th Feb, 2018
Transcending Jerusalem: JLM through Indian Lenses - A group photography exhibition by Indian & Israeli artists

11th Feb - 19th Feb, 2018
Mela Phulkari V - 1469 presents a group exhibition of Punjab and Phulkari - art installations, ceramics, jute, & metal

21st Feb - 22nd Feb, 2018
CAAD - presents a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures

LOBBIES

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01st Feb - 28th Feb, 2018
EXHIBITION - “Bharat Ka Rang” photo art exhibition 2018 presented by Artinfoindia.com and curated by Kishore Shanker