Mark Pimlott, artist / designer / design historian

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Mark Pimlott: It’s not about ‘art’ or ‘design’. It’s about space and a place (2012)

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R. J. Preece - 06 Dec 13

Mark Pimlott: It’s not about ‘art’ or ‘design’. It’s about space and a place (2012) Mark Pimlott has worked across art and design over the past twenty-five years, and it hasn’t been easy due to the continued divisions of the two disciplines that used to be unified up until the twentieth century. In...

Media representation: I became my own Döppelganger... (2010)

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Mark Pimlott - 31 Oct 10

Media representation: I became my own Döppelganger... (2010) Media representation can be a bizarre experience, especially for those experiencing it for the first time in some volume. Such is the case for Mark Pimlott, an artist/designer and historian who exhibited in the 2010 Venice Biennial,...

Why I love Damien Hirst’s skull (2008)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 01 Jan 08

Why I love Damien Hirst’s skull (2008) Why I love Damien Hirst’s skull A diamond-encrusted skull…worth £50m (US $100m)…said to be the most expensive piece of contemporary art…entirely covered in 8,601 jewels… skull of a 35-year-old man from the 18th century…new teeth were made… at a cost of £14m (US...

Grand Louvre & I.M. Pei (2007)

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Mark Pimlott - 02 Jun 07

Grand Louvre & I.M. Pei (2007) Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). Grand Louvre, Paris (1989; 1994). Architects: Pei Cobb Freed architects and Planners. I. M. Pei, partner-in-charge and designer. All...

Le Corbusier (2007)

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Mark Pimlott - 01 Jun 07

Le Corbusier (2007) Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). On Le Corbusier [...] To the Modernist architect of the 1920s, and to Le Corbusier in particular, the city was dark and unhealthy, pitted with disease,...

Place Ville Marie, Montréal (2007)

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Mark Pimlott - 01 Jun 07

Place Ville Marie, Montréal (2007) Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). Place Ville Marie, Montréal The Place Ville Marie project was built by William Zeckendorf, who, by the late 1950s, was noted for his...

Puck & Pip: Design by Mark Pimlott (2007)

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R. J. Preece - 29 Apr 07

Puck & Pip: Design by Mark Pimlott (2007) Interview-feature with the designer of Diederik van Lieshout’s Puck & Pip restaurants in the Hague, the Netherlands. Imagine having the opportunity to design the interior of your favorite restaurant. That’s in fact the opportunity that...

The condition of publicity (and its effects on architecture) (2005)

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Mark Pimlott - 28 Apr 05

The condition of publicity (and its effects on architecture) (2005) The following is a presentation text for a lecture given by Mark Pimlott at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) in Rotterdam on 8 April. "Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men...

Mark Pimlott interview (2002)

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R. J. Preece - 01 Nov 02

Mark Pimlott interview (2002) Mark Pimlott. La Scala, (1999-2003). Reinforced concrete, 10 x 9 x 6.1 m. Installed at University of Wales, Penglais campus. Perched on a plaza overlooking the Irish Sea, Mark Pimlott’s La Scala (1999–2003) looks like a minimal stairway to heaven. But what is...

Wanna 2Step ? CCNOA + RPP (2002)

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ADC staff - 20 Apr 02

Wanna 2Step ? CCNOA + RPP (2002) 2 step Centre for Contemporary Non-Objective Art (CCNOA) + RPProjects Brussels/Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium 20 April – 16 June 2002 Press release text by CCNOA Brussels’ Centre for Contemporary Non-Objective Art [CCNOA] in collaboration with RPProjects...

CCNOA + RPProjects, 2step, Brussels (2002)

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2step at CCNOA + RPProjects, Brussels Video installation Audio installation Wall between installation x At Center of Contemporary Non-Objective Art (CCNOA) 40 experimental works by 37 international artists Numerous citations in various communications by artists, galleries, museums,...

Birmingham Mailbox light sculpture: Guinguette (2001)

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Richard Humphry , R. J. Preece - 01 Nov 01

Birmingham Mailbox light sculpture: Guinguette (2001) "When I look at it now, I don’t know what it is," says artist Mark Pimlott of his recently completed installation Guinguette, set beneath a flyover on the edge of Birmingham’s city centre. Birmingham Mailbox light sculpture: Mark Pimlott,...

Mark Pimlott: Crossing the line (2001)

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R. J. Preece - 01 Sep 01

Mark Pimlott: Crossing the line (2001) People have accused him of avoiding commitment, but Mark Pimlott can’t imagine confining himself to a readily definable profession. Trained as an architect and artist, the London-based Canadian inhabits the territory where art meets design. "People think...

Brad Lochore at Victoria Miro Gallery (1998)

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Mark Pimlott - 18 Mar 98

Brad Lochore at Victoria Miro Gallery (1998) Catalogue essay for Lochore’s exhibition Still life (18 March - 17 April 1998). Brad Lochore makes paintings. He takes nothing for granted as to what Painting should be. The habitual characterisations of painting as either abstract or...

Michael Craig-Martin at Muzeum Sztuki Łódź, Poland (1994)

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Mark Pimlott - 01 Jan 94

Michael Craig-Martin at Muzeum Sztuki Łódź, Poland (1994) Beginning The walls of a gallery room are painted from floor to ceiling and from edge to edge in a single, intense colour. Set within the resulting overwhelming visual field is an object, an open book with empty pages, at about...

Tony Fretton (1990)

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Mark Pimlott - 01 Oct 90

Tony Fretton (1990) In his Passagenwerk (Arcade Project), Walter Benjamin speculated on the complex of History and subjugation being ’blasted apart’ by an awakening to the constituents of that History. This would be provoked by the collision of conventions of images normally held at a distance...