Vulture / Buitre

Some cool east china fair pictures:

Vulture / Buitre

Image by . SantiMB .
Plaça del Milcentenari – Manresa, Barcelona (Spain).

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White-headed vulture / Buitre cabeciblanco (Trigonoceps occipitalis)

Falconry or hawking is an art or sport which entails the use of educated raptors (birds of prey) to hunt or pursue game for humans. There are two traditional terms utilized to describe a particular person involved in falconry: a falconer flies a falcon an austringer flies a hawk (accipiter). In modern falconry, buteos are now typically utilised, and the words &quothawking&quot and &quothawker&quot have turn into used so much to imply petty travelling traders, so &quotfalconer&quot and &quotfalconry&quot now apply to all use of educated birds of prey to catch game.

Classic view of falconry state that the art started in Mesopotamia. The earliest evidence comes from around the reign of Sargon II (722-705 BC). Falconry was almost certainly introduced to Europe about AD 400, when the Huns and Alans invaded from the East. Frederick II of Hohenstaufen has been noted as one of the early European noblemen to take an interest in falconry. He is believed to have obtained firsthand understanding of Arabic falconry throughout wars in the area (among June 1228–June 1229). He obtained a copy of Moamyn’s manual on falconry and had it translated into Latin by Theodore of Antioch. Frederick himself produced corrections to the translation in 1241 resulting in De Arte Venandi cum Avibus (The Art of Hunting with Birds).

Historically, falconry was a popular sport, and status symbol, among the nobles of medieval Europe and feudal Japan in Japan it is known as takagari. Eggs and chicks of birds of prey had been quite rare and high-priced, and considering that the method of raising and training a hawk or falcon requires a lot of time and money and space, it was more or much less restricted to the noble classes. In Japan, there were even strict restrictions on who could hunt which sorts of animals and exactly where, primarily based on rank within the samurai class. In art and in other aspects of culture such as literature, falconry remained a status symbol extended right after falconry was no longer popularly practiced. Eagles and hawks displayed on the wall could represent the noble himself, metaphorically, as noble and fierce. Woodblock prints or paintings of falcons or falconry scenes could be bought by wealthy commoners, and displayed as the next ideal issue to partaking in the sport, once more representing a particular degree of nobility.

A lot more information:


La cetrería es el arte de criar, entrenar y curar halcones y otras aves rapaces para la caza de volatería. En general se puede decir que es una caza de aves y pequeños cuadrúpedos que se practica desde la antigüedad medieval con halcones, azores, cernícalos y otras rapaces capaces de perseguir la presa en el aire hasta derribarla o matarla.

Los antiguos vestigios y documentos sobre cetrería muestran que en la mayoría de los casos se trataba de un deporte aristocrático en el que participaban reyes y otros personajes poderosos.

Los orígenes de la cetrería son muy antiguos y se cree que se originó en Asia. Es posible que se haya descubierto en China, ya que existen muchas referencias sobre la práctica de la cetrería antes de Cristo en diversos textos chinos y japoneses.

El mundo greco-latino no practicó la cetrería. Algunas de las representaciones que se hacen pasar como de cetrería, tan sólo lo son de lo que entre los romanos se llama aucupio (captura de pájaros, chuchería, pajaritería).

Parase que a Europa occidental llegó de mano de las invasiones godas. El primer testimonio gráfico, datado en el siglo V d. C., se encuentra en los mosaicos de la Villa del Halconero en Argos (Grecia). Posteriormente se mencionará el las leyes de los pueblos germánicos que poco a poco fueron traspasando las fronteras del Imperio de Roma y se asentaron al sur de los ríos Rín y Danubio.

En Europa la época dorada de esta arte y afición fue la Edad Media. Se puede decir que más o menos desde el siglo VI hasta el siglo XVI, en el que se practicaba la caza con halcones y azores, disfrutó de su mayor auge y difusión. Esta técnica venatoria perdió terreno frente a las novedosas armas de fuego y, también, a causa de lo costoso que era mantener un buen equipo de halcones y halconeros, pues la cetrería, por lo general, fue una práctica reservada para reyes y grandes señores, aunque no había ninguna ley que se la prohibiera al pueblo llano, pero para obtener comida había métodos más efectivos y seguros.

Más info:

“Mixed Media Sculpture by Chiharu Shiota: Zustand des Seins (Kinderkleid) / State of Becoming (Children’s Dress), 2013” / ARNDT / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.EOSM.03954

Image by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
Chiharu Shiota (塩田 千春 Shiota Chiharu) is my favorite artist observed at Art Basel Hong Kong 2013. There are at least four sculptures from this series observed at the show. By the finish of my pay a visit to I have learned her name intimately [1].

These series of sculptures all function the exact same 3 raw supplies: metal, threads and an each day object. Their structural building is the exact same. Colour threads are secured to the metal frame exactly where they travel in midair organically to kind a cocoon-like structure to hold an daily item—a children’s dress in this case—in mid air.

Wonderful art to me often hold one particular house which is universal—pure magic by means of the method of an artist’s imagination. This is one such instance. Its presence is beyond what an image or words alone can transpire.

Extremely advised.

# Art Info
Chiharu Shiota
Zustand des Seins (Kinderkleid) / State of Being (Children’s Dress), 2013
Metal, children’s dress, red thread
120 x 80 x 45 cm
47.24 x 31.5 x 17.72 in

# Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu Shiota (塩田 千春 Shiota Chiharu?) is a Japanese installation artist born in 1972 in Osaka. She has been living and working in Berlin considering that 1996.

She studied at the Seika University in Kyoto and at different schools in Germany and is represented by ARNDT in Berlin and Galerie Daniel Templon in Paris.


Arndt &amp Partner was established in 1994 as 1 of the 1st contemporary art galleries in former East Berlin with an international profile. In the gallery’s eighteen years of operation, it has presented far more than 270 exhibitions, produced sixty publications, and participated in roughly ninety international art fairs. Within this period the gallery has also operated spaces and offices in Zurich and New York City.

In 2010, the gallery changed its structure and location from Arndt &amp Partner at Zimmerstrasse, Checkpoint Charlie, to Arndt at Potsdamer Strasse, Schöneberg – again launching a new gallery district and adding to the everexpanding Berlin art scene.

In addition to the ongoing exhibition plan of the Berlin gallery, Arndt is expanding its operations to the vibrant art landscapes of Asia – especially Southeast Asia and the Pacific Region. Whilst Arndt Berlin continues to present shows of international talents from around the planet and to organize curatorial projects, Arndt also stages pop-up shows in unconventional, short-term spaces in Hong Kong, Sydney, Singapore, and Jakarta.

In January 2013 Arndt opened a project space, viewing room, and Asian office in Singapore: Arndt Singapore is situated in Gillman Barracks, the new art location situated in the center of Singapore, which homes galleries and inventive organizations as well as the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), opening in 2013.

Potsdamer Strasse 96
10785 Berlin

Lock Road 22 #01-35
108939 Singapore

# Notes
1. It generally takes me years to find out any 1 artist’s name, and for me to fall in love with 1 inside an afternoon says something.

# SML Data
+ Date: 2013-05-23T14:05:28+0800
+ Dimensions: 3258 x 4523
+ Exposure: 1/100 sec at f/2.
+ Focal Length: 22 mm
+ ISO: one hundred
+ Camera: Canon EOS M
+ Lens: Canon EF-M 22mm f/two STM
+ GPS: 22°16’59&quot N 114°10’22&quot E
+ Place: 香港會議展覽中心 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
+ Workflow: Lightroom four
+ Serial: SML.20130523.EOSM.03954
+ Series: 新聞攝影 Photojournalism, SML Fine Art, Art Basel Hong Kong 2013

# Media Licensing
Creative Commons (CCBY) See-ming Lee 李思明 / SML Photography / SML Universe Restricted

“Mixed Media Sculpture by Chiharu Shiota: Zustand des Seins (Kinderkleid) / State of Getting (Children’s Dress), 2013” / ARNDT / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.EOSM.03954
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/ #中國 #中国 #China #香港 #HongKong #攝影 #摄影 #photography #Art #FineArt #ArtBasel #ABHK #ChiharuShiota #ARNDT #dress #red #thread #sculpture #installation

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