FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
“WHAT IS BONGOÛT ?”
Bongoût is an independent artist-run space including, Re:Surgo! a silkscreen & design studio, an art publishing company and a retail store devoted to the diffusion and promotion of innovative creation.
We are located in Berlin-Mitte, Torstrasse 110 (the closest subway station is U-Rosenthaler Platz).
The store features original art, limited editions, prints, books, artist books, apparel, multiples and more.
You'll also find our store online with art works, prints, t-shirts and books for sale: www.shop.bongout.org
"WHAT IS RE:SURGO! ?"
Re:Surgo! is Bongoût's creative twin. It comprises a graphic design studio and a silkscreen atelier in which the artist duo Anna Hellsgård & Christian Gfeller create artist books, prints and design works. Both regularly join forces with artists and designers to create collaborative limited edition prints.
Our works have been exhibited worldwide and are in numerous museums and collections, such as the MOMA in NY, Harvard University's Fine Art Library, the State Museum of Berlin's Art Library, the Yale University Art Collection and more.
Among our clients past and present, Gfeller & Hellsgård count for example L&M, Vice, Casio, Sony, Converse, Camel as well as hundreds of rock bands and underground music labels.
Re:Surgo! is represented by Bongoût, Bellevue (avant-garde illustration agency for the printed matter) and Booklyn Artists Alliance.
“CAN I SUBMIT MY EXHIBITION PROPOSAL?“
Bongoût Gallery will take a break from exhibitions in 2011 . So please do not submit any exhibition proposals or portfolios.
“CAN I HAVE A JOB AT A BONGOUT?”
“DO YOU OFFER INTERNSHIPS?”
Yes. But they are unpaid. We do offer many life lessons for free. Send your resume in an email with ‘Internship’ as the subject to info(at)bongout.org
“IS BONGOUT SOME KIND OF COLLECTIV?”
No. Bongout is an artist run space. Specifically, it is run by two artists, Anna and Meeloo. They have made many Collectiv books possible through maintaining a wide network of artists, designers and musicians.
“CAN I SELL MY BOOK HERE?”
We are always interested in expanding our book collection in our shop. However, please look through what we are selling, and assess whether your book would fit into our context. To submit your book for consideration, please mail us a gift copy. Keep in mind this will NOT be returned to you. Our address is Torstr 110, D-10119 Berlin, Deutschland.
“WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?”
For our online shop, we accept Paypal, credit card and money transfer. In our Berlin shop, we accept credit, debit cards and cash.
“DO YOU ACCEPT TRADE AS PAYMENT?”
Yes. We are open to this idea. Please send us your offer.
“CAN I RENT YOUR GALLERY SPACE?”
Not for the moment.
“WILL YOU PRINT MY POSTER?”
It’s unlikely, since we primarily print our own work. However, if your project is particularly interesting, we may make an exception. That being said, keep in mind we only print on paper with water based inks.
“WILL YOU PUBLISH MY BOOK?”
Probably not. But we are open to hear your pitch.
“DO YOU OFFER SILKSCREEN CLASSES IN YOUR STUDIO?”
We'll start after summer 2011. Please send us an e-mail if you are interested.
“WHAT KIND OF GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES TO YOU PROVIDE?”
Our graphic design services are varied and comprehensive. We provide record cover, poster designs, illustrations, logos, in-situ installation and more. Inquire with Meeloo and Anna at studio(at)bongout.org
“WHAT DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES?”
Prices depend on many variants but you can be sure that the money you are paying is for high-quality, uncompromised work.
“I NEED SOMETHING DESIGNED YESTERDAY. CAN YOU HELP ME?”
We can usually accommodate your rush job, however, this is dependent on our production schedule. Keep in mind, an additional fee will be added to the normal price.