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The Old Post Office - Mini Festival for Contemporary Art

Duppini Art Group

DUPPINI Art group was founded in 2000 as a result of long standing cooperation between professional artists from Veliko Tarnovo, with the ambition to create an open community of young in spirit and age individuals, striving for creativity and experiment.
In 2012 the group was transformed into DUPPINI Association – an NGO, working for public benefit. Currently members of the association are both established professional artists, with rich experience and plenty of international awards received, and professionals in the wider cultural field and engaged in other public activities.

Since 1999 the association has organized 11 consecutive international symposia in Dolni Duppini village in Tryavna region of the Balkan mountain and a great number of projects, artistic and performance events.

Events of the Association in 2012:

  - Symposium “ART - NATURE” with participation of established professional authors from

    South Korea, Japan, Germany, Italy and Bulgaria, June/July 2012, Gabrovtsi;

  - Mini festival of contemporary art "The Old Post Office", September 2012, Veliko Turnovo



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Website: http://duppini.blogspot.com/





 Photo: Duppini Art Group

Duppini Art Group is an association with long and rich experience that has organized a multitude of events in the field of contemporary art. In 2012 Duppini Art Group broadened its area of activities by focusing on exhibiting of modern art in urban environment. With the support of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality, Duppini organized the The Old Post Office - Mini Festival for Contemporary Art. The Old Post office area neglected for years and lacking in communication with the surrounding environment, was awaken for a month-long art polylogue.

The central event of the mini festival was the project The Old Post Office or Modern Means of Communication (18 - 22 September 2012, Veliko Tarnovo), supported by Gaudenz Ruf Award. It featured 15 authors, working both in Bulgaria and abroad. Communication was the main topic – interpersonal, multicultural, crossing time and spaces, fixed or transient, successful or missing, deliberately limited or brimming with significance and intent.

The involvement of well-known authors, delivering their message to the site and the town and their interconnection and live communication supported the ambition of Duppini Art Group for outlining and promoting Veliko Turnovo as an active cultural centre of the modern art and attracted plenty of genuine attention among the media and the general public.

Participants: Krasimir Dobrev, Mladen Mladenov, Irina Kasabova, Tsvetan Krastev, Emil Bachijski, Albena Mihailova–Bendji, Petar Lazarov, Boryana Rossa and Oleg Mavromati, Nedko Nedkov, Yoanna Tiele, Ivo Bistrichki, Hristo Gelov, Nina Kovacheva and Valentin Stefanov