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Artist Permindar Kaur discusses her 1996 exhibition, Cold Comfort, with Roo Dhissou, Ikon Research Assistant. Having exhibited at the British Art Show in 1995, Kaur’s first solo show set up a tension between the routine and the unfamiliar, the comforting and the alienating. The artist considers changes in her practice between then and now, specifically in her recent exhibition, Home for HS Projects.

You can purchase Kaur’s Cold Comfort exhibition catalogue from Ikon Shop and online here.

Permindar Kaur is a sculpture/ installation artist, whose approach to art is playful, using childlike objects to explore the territory of cultural identity, home and belonging. She has exhibited internationally; major solo exhibitions include Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside Arts (2014) and Cold Comfort, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Mead Gallery, Coventry (1996). Major group exhibitions include Animals & Us, Turner Contemporary (2018); At Home with Art, Tate, London and touring (2000); Hot Air, Granship, Shizouka Arts Centre, Japan (1999); Pictura Britannica, Art from Britain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (1997); British Art Show, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff (1995).