Point of Sale
CCS Bard, Hessel Museum of Art, March 24 – May 26, 2013
Designer: Studio Manuel Raeder (Manuel Raeder, Santiago da Silva)
Curated: Karly Wildenhaus
Store hours: Thursday–Sunday, 11am–1pm, 2pm–6pm
Point of Sale operated as a functioning bookshop for the duration of the spring 2013 CCS Bard thesis exhibitions and projects. The bookshop’s display structure were the result of a site-specific commission by Studio Manuel Raeder, which focuses on close collaborations with artists, designers, curators, theorists, and musicians in a wide range of formats that include exhibitions, publications, type design, and furniture design. For ‘Point of Sale’, the Studio has designed a setting that can function simultaneously as a retail operation, reading room, and social space and has adapted existing structural elements from the Hessel Museum of Art and inspired by Friedrich Kiesler and his furniture originally designed for ‘Art of This Century’, 1942 which form part of the Hessel Museums collection.