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!



01st Dec - 06th Dec, 2017
The Quest of a Master - Group exhibition of paintings by S.S. Kukkal, Swati Gupta & Namrita Sharma

14th Dec - 20th Dec, 2017
The Wounded Sky - Solo exhibition of collages and paintings by Sunandini Banerjee



01st Dec - 05th Dec, 2017
Shades of Tribute - Solo painting exhibition by Ram Dongre

06th Dec - 10th Dec, 2017
Eye of the Beholder - Solo painting exhibition by Col. (Dr.) K.S Bhimwal (Retd)

11th Dec - 15th Dec, 2017
Group paintings exhibition - by Bengal artists

16th Dec - 20th Dec, 2017
Indian Contemporaries - presented by Untitled Creations Private Limited. Aadit Basu, Aakshat Sinha, Abid Zaidi, Alison Pinto, Amit Dutt, Anand Radhakrishnan, Ananda Moy Banerji, Aniket Mahale, Aradhna Tandon, Ashish Kushwaha, Dattatraya Apte, Durga Kainthola, Deepak Kumar Ambuj, Harmandeep Keerti, Harsh Inder Loomba, Hemavathy Guha, Jjanardhan Rao, Jyoti Ranjan Panigrahi, Kanchan Chander, Kaushik Tyagi, Kavita N. Ganguly, Kavita Nayar, Leslie Pinto, Madhumita Verma, Mangesh Rajguru, Meenu Verma, Moti Zharotia, Navakash, Neha Verma, Nirakar Chowdhary, Prasanta Kalita, Priyanka Batra, Rashmi Khurana, Ravindra Kumar Verma, Sangita Dutta, Satadru Sovan, Sayak Mitra, Shiffali Wadhawan, Shikhant Sablania, Shri Ram Gohri, Sudip Hazra, Sushanta Guha, Tirthankar Biswas, Vimmie Manoj

21st Dec - 24th Dec, 2017
Infinity Earth - Group exhibition of pottery by Soni Dave, Srirupa Sen, Shweta Mansingka, Ranjana Dev, Sandhya Agrawal, Shehla Hashmi, Rekha Bajpe, Indu Rao

27th Dec - 31st Dec, 2017
Faith & Fantasy - 6th - Painting exhibition by various artists Bablu Paul, Biplab Dutta, Chajandra, Arup, Haraprasad Chatterjee, Kishor Kumar Sharma, Sankar Sarkar, Santanu Roy, Sukanta Halder, Urnabh Halder



09th Dec - 09th Dec, 2017
Equal World Equal Spaces - a panel discussion. Curated by Women Work and Health Initiative, Institut Français India / Embassy of France in India as part of Bonjour India celebrations
Timings: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm



02nd Dec, 2017
Debate - to be organized by the Hindu College Old Students Association

09th Dec, 2017
RADIO LIVE - A New Generation on Stage (Aurélie Charon, Caroline Gillet and Gala Vanson), Discussion (innovative Live Radio Show) by Institut Français India

12th Dec, 2017
Inauguration & Talk - ICOMOS General Assembly Exhibition Inauguration Speech Secretary Culture; DG ASI, ICOMOS members Heritage Conservation and Design Center

13th Dec, 2017
Talk/Panel Discussion/Workshop/Book reading - ICOMOS General Assembly - Plenary of Nature Culture Participants of GA