CRONORAMA | Rivus Altus | Variation XL24#05 | 2017
CRONORAMA | Rivus Altus | Variation M24#01 | 2017
Max Farina is an Italian photographer whose work explores the visual impact of time changing on iconic, architectural and landscape points of view. He adopted a fragmented vision, realizing a series of “visual exhaustion” photo project called with the neologism “Cronorami”. For over 6 years, through this unique practice and endless visual stakeouts, he has been observing the cities standing still in the same place.
Born in Milan in 1974, he graduated in architecture at Politecnico di Milano. In 1991 he started photography, doing reportage, architecture and land documentation, realizing both commissioned photo research and personal art projects. Parallel to his work as an architect and a photographer, he founded the communication agency Farina ZeroZero in 2010. In 2012, he started to develop the Rivus Altus project on the Rialto Bridge in Venice. The project ends in 2015, after 264 shooting hours, 11,354 photo-fragments and 15,963 people portrayed. In 2016, he organised an unusual and structured exhibition Rivus Altus in Venice during the 15th Biennale of Architecture, and obtained important encouragement. In 2014 with the photo project Nella Città (In the City), he won the 1st prize of the contest Periferie Possibili organised by the group Renzo Piano G124. In 2017 he began to develop the research for visual fragmentation in some US cities, such as Los Angeles and New York, . At the end of 2017, in collaboration with the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo of Milan, he began the new project on the city of Milan “Mediolanum – 10,000 visual fragments from the Madonnina of Milan”
Among his most important exhibitions:
2019, Bergamo, BAF – Bergamo Art Fair / 11-14 January
2017, Torino, “RIVUS ALTUS – 10.000 visual fragments from the Rialto bridge in Venice”, The Others Art Fair 2017 / 2 – 5 November
2017,Milan, “RIVUS ALTUS – 10.000 visual fragments from the Rialto bridge in Venice”, Banca Sella / April – May / Via Vincenzo Monti 33
2017,Milan, “RIVUS ALTUS – 10.000 visual fragments from the Rialto bridge in Venice”, MIA PHOTO FAIR 2017 / 10 – 13 MARCH / THE MALL – PORTA NUOVA
2016, Venice, “RIVUS ALTUS – 10.000 visual fragments from the Rialto bridge in Venice”, hosted by the Cultural Center Don Orione Artigianelli, during the XV Biennale of Architecture in Venice (catalogue sponsored by City of Venice and the University IUAV of Venice) / 08 October – 27 November
2015, Milan, “NELLA CITTA’ – questioni del progetto urbano”, Spazio BLU, during the Salone del Mobile of Milan.
2014, Milan, “GHOST – Deleted Spaces” and “DUBAI – Under Construction”, during the Salone del Mobile of Milan.
2001, San Donato Milanese, Milan, “SS9 Via Emilia”, curated by Elio Bosio, Contemporary Art Gallery Cascina Roma (catalogue sponsored by the City of San Donato Milanese).
1998, Milan, “SULLA MIA STRADA, PIAZZE”, curated by Ludovico Meneghetti, University of Architecture Milano Bovisa (catalogue sponsored by the Politecnico di Milano).
1997, Milan, “BELFAST”, curated by Wald Fulgenzi, Fuoricampo.
Among his publications:
RIVUS ALTUS – 10.000 visual fragments from the Rialto bridge in Venice, sponsored by City of Venice and the University IUAV of Venice, 2016.
DENTRO LA CITTA’ – le case e gli abitanti della cooperativa edificatrice Auprema, curated by Elena Malagoli, Silvana Editoriale, Milan , 2004.
CASE SPAZI ABITANTI – La Cooperativa Edificatrice Ferruccio Degradi a Milano, curated by Elio Bosio, CLUP publisher, Milan, 2002.
SS9 Via Emilia – Architettura del paesaggio e architettura nel paesaggio tra Milano e il Po, curated by Elio Bosio, City of San Donato Milanese, Milan, 2001.
SULLA MIA STRADA, PIAZZE, curated by Ludovico Meneghetti, sponsored by the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, 1998.
He has also published photo essays on several books, including:
2015, photo essay “TRAME DI CITTÀ NEL PAESAGGIO VENEZIANO” in the book “Relazioni di paesaggio – Tessere trame per rigenerare i luoghi” curated by Pier Luigi Paolillo and Massimo Venturi Ferriolo, Mimesis publisher, Milan.
2014, “NELLA CITTA’ – questioni del progetto urbano”, curated by Pierluigi Paolillo, Mimesis publisher, Milan.
2010, “ABITARE – il progetto della residenza sociale fra tradizione e innovazione”, curated by Warner Sirtori, Maggioli publisher.
2008, “FARINA PAVILION – Temporary construction becomes built architecture”, curated by Marcello Pozzi and Emanuele Gipponi, Mllo publisher.