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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29th Jan - 01st Feb, 2023
Panchamrit - A solo painting and mixed media exhibition by Sachindranath Jha.

03rd Feb - 06th Feb, 2023
5th Awadh Art Festival - A group exhibition of paintings (oil, acrylic), sculpture( brass), clay and mixed medium.

07th Feb - 09th Feb, 2023
MODERN TRIBAL - selections from the Gondwana Art Project Craft & Community Development Foundation presents a group show of 19 artists from the Gondwana region - Anita Balu, Anita Shyam, Chandrakali, Geeta Bhariya, Jyoti Uikey, Rahul Shyam, Rajesh Mor, Rambai, Ramesh Shyam, Ramesh Vyam, Ravi Tekam, Rita Shyam, Santoshi Shyam, Sher Singh, Sita, Sugiya Devi, Suresh Dhruve, Suresh Kuman, Yaspal Baranda.

11th Feb - 13th Feb, 2023
The Treasury of Tranquility - A solo painting exhibition by Suresh Pushpangathan.

19th Feb - 21st Feb, 2023
Satin - Enigma Artz presents a solo painting exhibition of the culture of Haryana by Aradhna Chaudhry.

24th Feb - 28th Feb, 2023
Enchanting Encaustics 2.0 - A solo B.Jaya Lakshmi, painting exhibition.

OPEN PALM COURT GALLERY

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01st Feb - 09th Feb, 2023
An Exhibition Of Indian Wildlife Paintings In Support Of Wildlife Conservation - A solo wildlife painting exhibition by Sunita Dhairyam.

11th Feb - 14th Feb, 2023
Benaras And Kolkata Intertwined - A solo painting exhibition by Subrata Malakar.

18th Feb - 20th Feb, 2023
Astitva - A group painting exhibition by various artists - Ghanshyam Gupta, Ujjwal Vashist, Deepak Kumar, Timmi, Arun Bohra, Anjali Sethi Malhotra.

22nd Feb - 28th Feb, 2023
Cinema as Intermedia: A People's Archive - Sourced material from several private collections by Ravi Kant.

LOBBIES

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16th Dec - 16th Feb, 2023
EXHIBITION - “Two Wheels” is an exhibition that explores the need for improved cycling infrastructure in the city through art. India’s transport sector is the country’s third highest Greenhouse Gas contributor. Today, as roads widen to accommodate more cars, the space for non-motorized transport shrinks. Cyclists and pedestrians are amongst the least respected road users, often raising concerns about safety. This issue becomes even more important when we think about cyclists, who travel for their livelihood daily. The time to decarbonise the transport sector is now and improving the quality of infrastructure for walking and cycling is key. This exhibition is part of the efforts of the Sustainable Mobility Network; a pan India network of 20+ organizations with an overarching vision to push towards ‘Zero Emissions, Zero Exclusion, and Zero Road Deaths’. Active since 2020, the network is working towards creating a more enabling environment for the shift towards clean, equitable, gender-sensitive and accessible transport.

ATRIUM

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07th Feb - 27th Feb, 2023
Convergence: A Panorama of Photography's French Connections in India - Works by prominent French practitioners who have travelled and lived in India over the last 150 years. Produced by intrepid travellers, writers, journalists, photographers and artists, the exhibits span the colonial, modern and postcolonial periods of subcontinental history from the mid-nineteenth-century to the mid-1970s. This 6-cities outdoor exhibition tour with in-public focus showcases re-prints of rare collections from renowned French museums shown in India for the very first time, alongside select contributions from important early Indian practitioners.Organised by the French Institute in India in the framework of the fourth edition of ‘Bonjour India’, a pan India festival for the arts.