Giuseppe Caccavale

Istituto di traduzione

Artist book

Giuseppe Caccavale

Istituto di traduzione

Artist book




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252 pg. with 7 colour illustrations

24 x 18 cm

Language: Italian and Russian

Published by Dante & Descartes
Designer Odilon Coutarel


Chiara Bertola, Erri De Luca, Claudia Gian Ferrari, Pier Luigi Tazzi and a new translation by Marco Caratozzolo of the Russian text “Il Mattino dell’acmeismo”, Osip Mandel’Štam.

The book, conceived by the designer Odilon Coutarel, is based on one of the artist’s emblematic goblets. It’s silhouette first appears on the cover, then the construction is detailed on the first pages, the location of this gobelet determines the layout of the whole book and its silhouette reappears on the back cover. The stitched binding of the inner block is visible under the 160g pergamanta cover. When the book is pressed, the cyrillic characters of the gobelet can be read through the paper.

Printed on September 2021 in 500 copies by Alfa Grafica (San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, Naples). The first 50 copies of the book are accompanied by an etching ( 20 × 24 cm ) numbered and signed by the artist and printed by Vittorio Avella ‘Il Laboratorio’.

Istituto di Traduzione by Giuseppe Caccavale was presented at Assab One on November 10, 2022, at the presence of the artist in dialogue with Chiara Bertola and Adelina von Fürstenberg.


Giuseppe Caccavale teaches “art mural poétique des espaces “and drawing at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. A visual translator of poetic texts and a scholar of the minor arts, has made several journeys to Mount Athos. His projects in galleries and museums where spaces are transformed into construction sites alternate with urban redevelopment interventions. A worksite took place at MAXXI in Rome in 2002. In 2015 he participated in the exhibition curated by Vincenzo Trione in the Italian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale and, in 2017, in the first Triennale of Armenia curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg. In 2016, he created, together with composer Stefano Gervasoni, the ” Avenue of Songs ” in the entrance boulevard of the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris. The “Projet Paul Celan” at the École des Arts Deco and the École Normale Supérieure, in Paris with a team of students, dates back to 2020; the redevelopment project at the Henri Poincaré Institute in Paris to 2022. Various are his projects alongside Chiara Bertola, the latest “Un’evidenza Fantascientifica ” co-curator Andrea Cortellessa, at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice in 2021. Between 2019 and 2022, in Tunisia, at the invitation of Fondation Rambourg, he created a monumental mosaic, a luminous dialogue with mosaicist Abderrazak Belgacem of El Jem. Giuseppe Caccavalecollaborates regularly with CIRVA, Centre Internationale de Recherche sur le Verre in Marseille.