6 steps towards achieving success in Artistry/Architecture
Architecture is a form of Art. Architects are artists too. And it is very important for an Architect/Artist to figure out the steps that they would have to follow to be successful. An artist/Architect cannot become successful on his mere talent of designing spaces or things. In this worldly business, there are other important things that count if a person wants to be successful.
I am making it easier for everyone to understand the steps to be taken to achieve success. Here are few simple points to be kept in mind and followed when getting into professional practice.
It is essential to develop good communication links between the artist and client and artist and public. The strength of these relationships can often determine the ultimate success or failure of a project. It should be remembered that the collaborative process is complicated with a multi-headed client.
The developer or client of projects not only allocated the budget but also determines the hierarchy of the decision making process. Team members should be aware that one’s hierarchical position is directly related to one’s budget.
Corporate art and art collections are excellent marketing tools as well as symbols for corporate identity. When located at corporate headquarters, they serve as creative inspiration for employees.
The introduction of artists midway through a project creates a delicate situation; it asks architects and landscape architects to scrap preliminary or even finalized plans and work wholeheartedly with artists. Often, it is the designer’s flexibility and receptivity to the collaborative notion which can determine the ultimate financial and aesthetic success of a project.
One way of determining territory within a multi-artist collaborative building project is to assign zones within the site. Artists collaborate with the architect or landscape architect throughout the project and have varying degrees of collaboration with each other dependent upon the interface between their zones.
A true collaboration leaves no discernible line between one professional’s work and another’s. The professionals play pluralistic roles and are faced with the often difficult task of giving up their autonomy. The client must give up the prestige of having individual pieces by named artists. The result however, can be new forms, new perceptual experiences, and new methods of communication.
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