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Duilio Forte

Born in: 1967

Italy

Biography
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Duilio Forte is a half-Italian half-Swedish artist and architect. He was born in Milan in 1967.

His works explore natural and man-made spaces. Poetic spaces. By transposing and actualizing the power of myth he constructs timeless events from a new era: the ArkiZoic.

In 2008 he began an artistic enquiry into the multi-faceted identity of the mythical horse Sleipnir. In Nordic sagas, Sleipnir is Odin's fabulous steed. In Duilio Forte's work, it is a medium through which to rethink the human-nature relation. His Sleipnirs' are sacred spaces. Within, the nature of time itself may be felt in its most authentic form. This research led to the construction of temporary and permanent installations, in cities and forests, in fields and rivers. A herd of Sleipnirs has marched upon such different places as the Venetian Lagoon, the Milan Triennale, Palazzo Carignano in Turin and the Vittoriale along Lake Garda.

Besides the work devoted to Sleipnir, other imaginary animals, breeds crossing myth and hi-tech, are finding a home in the centre of Milan, at the Montanelli gardens. Here Duilio Forte is working in syncretism with the spirit of the place by rebuilding what used to be the old city zoo, but with mythical, fantastic, extinct or “merely" dreamt-up beings, fitted with enough technology inside to enable them to interact with visitors.

The past and the future intermingle in the ArkiZoic era. In a sense, archeology and science-fiction deal with the same subject-matter, the dreamtime-of-time. Integrating this work in daily experience, Duilio Forte builds edifices to safeguard ancient domestic rites: saunas and living spaces. Meanwhile, new traditions are established at the atelierFORTE, founded on March 13, 1998, and at the summer school in Sweden. Here, architecture returns to the workshop, to the patient practice of apprenticeship, its shadowing silences and knowledgeable gestures, back to the working table, to wood and iron. The workday is based upon the ArkiZoic manifesto, which was presented on February 22, 2009, the bicentennial of Darwin's birth. It contains seven rules which touch upon the artistic process as well as upon daily practice. Overall, they reaffirm the subversive value of a resourceful, enterprising attitude to life, as an antidote to all that is dull or banal, a key to the unexpected, the experimental and, ultimately, to evolution.

Twice a guest of the Venice Architecture Biennale, invited to the XXI International Triennale in Milano and ICIF Prize nominee, Duilio Forte currently collaborates with NABA Milano and other Italian and foreign institutions.

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Duilio Forte, Sleipnir Langben III, Sculpture

Duilio Forte

Sleipnir Langben III, 2013
77.6 x 27.6 x 16.5 inch
Sculpture

$3,686

Duilio Forte, Asgard dam, Print

Duilio Forte

Asgard dam, 2018
19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch
Print

$340

Duilio Forte, Sleipnir Rampant, Sculpture

Duilio Forte

Sleipnir Rampant, 2009
17.5 x 14 x 12 inch
Sculpture

$1,613

Duilio Forte, Ursus Mini ground, Sculpture

Duilio Forte

Ursus Mini ground, 2016
12.6 x 7.5 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,077

Duilio Forte, Sleipnir Minin Sagitta II, Sculpture

Duilio Forte

Sleipnir Minin Sagitta II, 2016
31.5 x 9.1 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$1,037

Duilio Forte, Turris Asgard XI, Sculpture

Duilio Forte

Turris Asgard XI, 2011
98.4 x 34.6 x 29.5 inch
Sculpture

$3,801

Duilio Forte, Sleipnir Langben Junior, Sculpture

Duilio Forte

Sleipnir Langben Junior, 2012
45.3 x 39.4 x 9.4 inch
Sculpture

$2,050

Duilio Forte, Ptero V, Sculpture

Duilio Forte

Ptero V, 2017
32.7 x 226.4 x 77.2 inch
Sculpture

$5,241

Duilio Forte, Fafnir Mini, Sculpture

Duilio Forte

Fafnir Mini, 2014
14.2 x 11.4 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$1,060

Duilio Forte, Sleipnir Asgard XIII, Sculpture

Duilio Forte

Sleipnir Asgard XIII, 2011
34.6 x 18.5 x 11.4 inch
Sculpture

$2,166

Our recommendations Duilio Forte, Sleipnir Asgard VII, Sculpture

Duilio Forte

Sleipnir Asgard VII, 2011
60.6 x 24.4 x 9.4 inch
Sculpture

$3,076

Duilio Forte, Sleipnir Asgard V, Sculpture

Duilio Forte

Sleipnir Asgard V, 2011
29.5 x 15 x 11.4 inch
Sculpture

$1,843

Duilio Forte, Sleipnir Asgard III, Sculpture

Duilio Forte

Sleipnir Asgard III, 2011
29.5 x 17.7 x 10.6 inch
Sculpture

$1,843

Our recommendations Duilio Forte, Sleipnir Asgard II, Sculpture

Duilio Forte

Sleipnir Asgard II, 2011
28.3 x 16.9 x 10.2 inch
Sculpture

$1,843

Duilio Forte, Ursus Mini, Sculpture

Duilio Forte

Ursus Mini, 2016
13.4 x 9.8 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$1,129

Duilio Forte, Ursus Pall 1181, Sculpture

Duilio Forte

Ursus Pall 1181, 2016
15.7 x 28.3 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$1,498

Duilio Forte, Hugsus II, Sculpture

Duilio Forte

Hugsus II, 2017
51.6 x 12.2 x 10.2 inch
Sculpture

$4,147

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